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 SRIJAN BANIK, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

Brac University | Dhaka, Bangladesh | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 9

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" I believe that even the smallest steps to bring a positive change in the world can create a huge impact eventually. This Millennium Fellowship brings all those small steps together to resonate into something beyond ourselves. As a student entrepreneur, I feel that this fellowship will not only give me the chance to connect with all the amazing and innovative leaders but also would empower me to learn and be inspired by them to keep taking those 'small steps' together. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Krishop

KriShop is the first-ever multi-sided online platform that offers direct access to fresh crops that are grown in your city & the power of traceability in your hand. KriShop is the market maker with which you can buy fresh fruits and vegetables that are grown in your own city or might be harvested right above your head just a couple of minutes before you buy them. KriShop is connecting urban gardeners to enable them to buy, share and grow fresh vegetables and fruits in cities.

KriShop empowers the urban gardeners based on their necessities so that they achieve higher yields and sell their extra harvested outcomes through KriShop's cloud-based application. Krishop also provides agro-technologies like Hydroponics, Aeroponics, and Aquaponics along with IoT-enabled smart sensors to remind you when and how much to water your plant.

Since KriShop's core concentration is to establish a community-based food supply ecosystem, it uses its data-driven online platform to find the perfect match for the buyer and seller. Moreover, with its online resources, KriShop is pioneering urban agro-entrepreneurs. That's how KriShop cuts transportation miles and helps reduce greenhouse emissions by transforming the concrete city jungles into a green ecosystem.

About the Millennium Fellow

Srijan Banik is a creative thinker who loves to keep himself engaged with innovative and impactful ideas that might bring a positive change (even if the slightest). He is a Computer Science and Engineering undergraduate student studying at BRAC University, Bangladesh. Srijan loves to learn, try and teach new things and is skilled in Programming, Computational Thinking, Robotics, and Strategic Development. He enjoys philosophical discussions and spends his leisure singing songs, playing guitar or ukulele, cycling, swimming, or just staring at the sky. He is passionate about solving real-life problems, leading others to come forward, and always tries to share his knowledge with his peers so that everyone can grow together.
He co-founded KriShop which is an urban-centric traceable food supply ecosystem to provide fresh veggies and fruits directly from growers to consumers and pioneer urban agro-entrepreneurs.
He also runs an educational youtube channel (Nerdy Andaa) and a podcast with his friends to make knowledge more accessible in Bangla.