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 ANAYANSI M UGALDE, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
University of South Florida | Florida, United States | Advancing SDG 16 & UNAI 6
" I am thrilled at the opportunity to be a 2020 Millennium Fellow. Through my project I hope to document the testimonies of the Rohingya refugees, who have escaped violence and prosecution at the hands of their own government. In documenting their struggle, I hope to create an enduring record of what happened to the Rohingya people, it will be a testament to their strength and hopefully one day a tool for justice. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Rohingya Crisis Documentation Project
The Rohingya are a people who have faced years of prosecution at the hand of their government; a government which repeatedly denies and manipulates the truth. With no state to protect them, and little support from surrounding nations, the Rohingya are one of the most vulnerable peoples in the world. The Rohingya Crisis Documentation Project will strive to document as much as possible about the experiences of refugees who have escaped their country. The mission behind the project is to create an archive, not only for the purpose of documentation, but also to bring awareness to the plight of the Rohingya. I hope that by the end of the project, I wil have collect the testimonies of at least 300 Rohingya; as well as collected any photos or other forms of media they would be willing to share.
About the Millennium Fellow
Anayansi Ugalde is a Mexican American student currently in her senior year at the University of South Florida. She is majoring in Accounting, and is planning on going to law school next year to become a human rights lawyer. She is passionate about transitional justice especially as applied to cases of systematic human rights abuses. She believes that the only way for a country to truly move forward is to address the wrongs of its past.