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 NUZABA TASANNUM, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

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

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" Creativity, leadership, and social work aid me to breath just like oxygen does and help me become a better version of myself. The Millennium Fellowship will help me to know about my skills in a deeper way and further, facilitate me to become a better person who can help the society in many way as well as form a network with other students to become a global citizen. "

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

Nuzaba Tasannum is a 2nd year student of the Asian University for Women in Bangladesh majoring in Environmental Sciences. She has always been passionate about serving the society through her skills in leadership and cooperation. She has previous experience in working with the special children and underprivileged communities as well as being involved in leadership roles associated with international organizations. She is ambitious to become a preacher of good values, especially related to environmental conservation in future.