ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2020

United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In the three months the application was open in 2020, 15,159 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2020 on 1,458 campuses across 135 nations.  80 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 1,000+ Millennium Fellows.  The Class of 2020 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. 

UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT OLIVER OSEI-ASIBEY, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.

University of Pennsylvania | Pennsylvania, United States | Advancing SDG 10 & UNAI 4

" I am excited to be part of this fellowship because of the community aspect. My campus fellowship community and the broader MCN community will both inspire me and allow me to learn about challenges in parts of the world I am unfamiliar with. This fellowship will amplify the voices of many young entrepreneurs and change-makers around the world striving to craft a better future with their innovative ideas. I am proud to be part of such a fellowship and to achieve both global and local impact through my project! "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Ideas For Action Initiative

Ideas for Action (I4A) is a collaborative initiative between The Wharton School and World Bank to support entrepreneurs tackling the Sustainable Development Goals. More recently, we launched the COVID-19 Africa Challenge, which collects proposals for policy, community-based and startup projects from young entrepreneurs around the world.

One of the project's tangible goals is to connect at least 30 Penn students with global social enterprise organizations and individuals. We will organize virtual educational discussions between University of Pennsylvania students and innovators on the ground.

The project will connect high potential submissions from the Africa Challenge with Penn students through virtual work opportunities. By the end of the fellowship, I4A will have provided support and feedback to over 200 submissions to tackle COVID-19 in Africa.

Overall, this project will accomplish two things. I4A will connect young entrepreneurs with support and connections to drive their proposal forward. Secondly, I4A will increase understanding of regional development challenges faced within Africa among Penn students through practical experience and organized discussion.

About the Millennium Fellow

Oliver Osei-Asibey is a student at the Wharton School originally from London, UK. Being the first student from his sixth form to gain admission to an Ivy League university, he is passionate about improving access to international education. During his gap year consulting analyst internship, he engaged with CSR efforts through volunteering and discovered his interest in social enterprise. On-campus, he continues to explore his current interests in business and international development whilst nurturing new ones in technology and foreign cultures. Oliver's passion for travel has spurred afforded him experiences such as service learning in Rwanda and working in Colombia.

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