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 MARK NORMAN MUMPANDE, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

EARTH University | San José, Costa Rica | Advancing SDG 12 & UNAI 1

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" It's an achievement to be part of the fellowship, leaders of change are all this world is looking for. My enthusiasm and willingness to join this program will help me increase my creativity and make the results of the projects I am doing visible. As we are working to achieve the SDGs, I believe from this fellowship I will be equipped with all that it takes to make a change in my community and campus. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: ECO-WHEEL

ECO-WHEEL works on gathering and reusing household waste as reasonable substrates to produce Maggots and manure. Maggots are affordable, green, and sustainable high protein feed/ supplement for livestock like pigs, poultry, birds, and fish. We started with a demonstration for practical and teaching purposes at our campus and then proceeded to surrounding communities. We use videos and small pamphlets to reach and educate people in and out of the university. The objective of the project is to provide a cheap alternative supplementary feed(maggots) for farmers, to promote a farming practice that is economically viable, socially just, and environmentally friendly, and to reduce the energy loss within the food web and also promote the spirit of recycling.

About the Millennium Fellow

Mark Norman Mumpande is a young man who was born in rural Binga in Zimbabwe. With him growing up in such an environment where young people prefer a life fishing in lieu of going to school. Where people work from hand to mouth, and besides his village having rich agricultural soils the farmers are not well equipped with agricultural knowledge. That is why we find Mark studying Agricultural sciences at EARTH University. This motivated Mark to change the background of his community, he is the founder of NAPE ELITE TRUST, which the organization is running three projects: market gardening, goat production, and giving free lessons on agriculture to local farmers.