ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2021

United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In 2021, over 25,000 young leaders on 2,000+ campuses across 153 nations applied to join the Class of 2021. 136 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 2,000+ Millennium Fellows. The Class of 2021 is bold, innovative, and inclusive.

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UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT ABDULAI BARRIE, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

African Leadership University | Kigali, Rwanda | Advancing SDG 2 & UNAI 2

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" Dependable and imaginative with a positive and upbeat attitude. As a global citizen and an African leader whose passion is to unleash young people's hope, being part of the Millennium Fellowship will help boost and strengthen my skills and create more opportunities for me to explore in SDG's #1, #2 and #3. I am excited to increase my skills from the fellowship so as to create a peaceful society where young people can learn, earn and thrive. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Agriculture For Sustainability

Food production in Africa, especially South Sudan, and other parts of Africa has been low for years. This has led to severe hunger that has been affecting vulnerable people across the country. South Sudan imports almost 75% of food from neighbouring countries despite the fact that 80% of its land is suitable for agriculture. Cases of death as a result of starvation are reported yearly in most parts of South Sudan. Agriculture for Sustainability is conceived to address all these problems.

About the Millennium Fellow

Abdulai Barrie is a young, bright and creative individual who is pursuing a major in Global Challenges at the African Leadership University (Rwanda) and he is very passionate about leadership. Abdulai was born in Bo city, the Southern part of Sierra Leone. In his early childhood days, he always liked speaking on behalf of people, helping people and standing for justice. He is one of the founding members of an organization that is trying to eradicate the fear of public speaking. In his first year at the university, he was awarded numerous awards for his entrepreneurial skills, level of integrity and gratefulness. He has been an outstanding student with a high level of professionalism and open-mindedness.