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.
UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT KEVIN ONYANCHA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.
African Leadership University | Kigali, Rwanda | Advancing SDG 2 & UNAI 2
" I believe in innovative thinking and entrepreneurship. I am excited to be a part of the Millennium Fellowship because I will be in an environment with fellow young African change-makers. Also, I will get to develop the skills that will make my social impact more tangible and aligned with my personal values. "
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
Kevin Onyancha is a student at the African Leadership University, pursuing a degree in Computer Science. He was born in the Eastlands of Nairobi, Kenya. Kevin is a tech enthusiast, and he is passionate about using technology to solve the problems in Africa's agricultural sector. He believes that the adoption of technology in Africa's agricultural sector is the way to build a self-sustainable agricultural sector such that African economies will not have to rely on external markets to feed the growing population. With a self-sustainable agricultural sector, the African economies will thrive, and food security will alleviate.