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 TARA ELIZABETH NJERI THIANI, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
United States International University Africa | Nairobi, Kenya | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 4
" I am excited to be a Millennium Fellow because it will enable me to work with a diverse group of people from all walks of earth and from diverse backgrounds. It will also enable me to gain good leadership skills that will help me now and in the future. Since I will be working with other youth, it will allow me to be more social and a better communicator and help me make the world just a little bit better in the healthcare fields or any other aspects of the SDGs. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Afrika Counts
Afrika Counts will focus on SDGs 3, 10 and 17 as our project aims to bridge the data gap on health disparities and inequalities in Africa. We discovered that there is a glaring lack of all rounded data in regards to Africa and health thus our aim is to obtain data that will be representative of Africans in terms of statistics and all data regarding health. Our social impact needs a top to bottom approach thus for our change to happen at a community level, the conversations need to begin at the top.
Our impact will be measured in the following ways:
a. The number of partnerships we can obtain.
b. Social media engagement.
c. Responses from surveys and polls.
d. Developing an app through which researchers and healthcare workers will feed data into. The app will be linked to a server that pulls all the data gathered and organize into an open access database that will be available for scientists and students.
This project will enable us to contribute to evidence informed decision making that is fully representative of all the African people across the world as well as contributing to making good health policies.
About the Millennium Fellow
Tara Thiani is a young student dedicated to improving healthcare in any way possible. She is a fifth year Pharmacy student about to graduate and is looking forward to becoming a good healthcare professional with good leadership skills. She is inquisitive and determined to achieve her goals and help her community in the aspect of healthcare.