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 MALIHA KABIR, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

Asian University for Women | Chattogram, Bangladesh | Advancing SDG 5 & UNAI 3

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" Solving Problems and growing these two are important parts of my work and motivates me consistently to do things. I am excited to be a part of the Millennium Fellowship because here I see an opportunity to enhance these skills. I am also thrilled to be part of this programme to meet with more like-minded people. I believe I can learn new skills in this programme which will help me to contribute to the United Nations Sustainable goals and these skills will pave new paths for me in future. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Project Rosalind

Project Rosalind is a research project in Bangladesh to inspire and encourage more women to pursue research and STEM careers. This falls under SDG 5, Gender Equality, and UNAI #3 Education for All. There are many prejudices against women in Bangladesh which stop them from pursuing a career in research in spite of their aspirations. But there is very little data available in Bangladesh on what kind of roadblocks there are for women, which stops them from taking research as their career. Because of the lack of data, it is often hard to pinpoint which sectors should be improved in order to remove these roadblocks. So, project Rosalind has conducted survey research to collect data on why the low numbers for women in STEM and research. After analyzing the data from this research, we are now working on how to minimize the obstructions realistically.

About the Millennium Fellow

Maliha Kabir is an insightful and dynamic student from Asian University from women who is currently pursuing her undergrad in bioinformatics. She has lived in Bangladesh since her childhood. She is passionate about solving the burning problems of the world and bringing meaningful solutions to the table to which people from all walks of life can adapt. Because of her academic background and passion for science, she is ardent about advocating for equal rights in the STEM field. She has participated in various science fairs and engaged in charitable events where she worked for providing education to underprivileged students. In the future, Maliha desires to work as a professional in the STEM field and wants to make the STEM field permeable for everyone by contributing to the United Nations Sustainable Goals.