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 OUMAR CISSÉ, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

African Leadership University | Kigali, Rwanda | Advancing SDG 2 & UNAI 9

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" Being a Millennium Fellow will not only provide networking opportunities, but it will also allow me to be part of the global network of changemakers who are working on making the world better. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Fish Farm Rwanda

Nigeria is an endemic area for malaria as it is
a tropical disease.
According to the 2019 World Malaria Report,
Nigeria had the highest number of global
malaria cases (25% of global malaria cases) in
2018 and accounted for the highest number of
deaths (24% of global malaria deaths). Malaria
has been a key disease of poverty and was
singled out for special attention in the
millennium project of 2000.
The project, LARIAS HEALTH INITIATIVE is
aimed at addressing the morbidity and
mortality rate of malaria in high-risk population
groups particularly among the children under
5years of age and pregnant women.
This project entails sensitizing them on its
prevention, symptoms, through health
outreaches and campaign, as well as media
publications.

About the Millennium Fellow

Oumar Cisse is a bright young African leader from Mauritania, Nouakchott. He is currently majoring in Global Challenges with a particular focus on Wildlife
Conservation at African Leadership University(ALU)-Rwanda. At ALU Rwanda, he pursues his mission in marine biodiversity conservation. Oumar developed his interest in conservation while interning at the German International Cooperation Agency (GIZ) for the Co-Management of Coastal and Terrestrial Marine Resources project in Mauritania. He is an aspiring conservationist passionate about marine conservation management. Actually he is contributing to the State of Wildlife Economies in Africa report with the School of Wildlife Conservation (SOWC) and is one of his most significant academic milestones. He's now ready to develop the leadership and entrepreneurial skills that will propel his mission.