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 DEEPALI MAHESH DESAI, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

Christ (Deemed to be University) Bannerghatta Campus | Bengaluru, India | Advancing SDG 17 & UNAI 6

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" The synergistic effects of curiosity and humility formulate the essence of my personality and work. The skills I will garner at the Millennium Fellowship will enable me to fine-tune my leadership qualities and equip me with the abilities required to translate my vision and goals of sustainability into achievable results. I am delighted to surprise myself at every step with ingenious ideas and experience global community spirit like never before. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Project Ivory Tower

Project Ivory Tower is a collaborative research society where members research on the Sustainable Development goals of the UN. Alongside our projects, we also aim to spread social awareness through our website and social media pages. We have undertook two research projects to analyze:
1) The concept of dignified and undignified occupations and their effect on mental health of the workers with special reference to the pandemic.
2) The influence of patriarchy on all the three genders i.e. men, women and the non-binary and how it affects the genders differently in the North/South regions of the country.

About the Millennium Fellow

Deepali Desai is a driven, curious, and ambitious economics student at Christ (Deemed to be University), Bannerghatta campus. Deepali Desai hails from Goa, a state inhabiting the western coast of India, and is currently pursuing her B.A. Economic Honours. Social and economic equality were the words that inspired her to advocate for minority and women’s rights. Being actively involved in her small-knit community through sustainability projects such as protecting ecosystems and promoting traditional arts and crafts, Deepali has acquired leadership qualities and the vigor to create and execute change. Deepali aspires to be a public policymaker in the field of economics where she can translate her visions into reality and actively work for the United Nations Sustainable Goals.