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 MOHAMED SUGULE JAMA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

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

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" joining this community will enable the opportunity to network and meet dynamic leaders engaged in similar efforts. I believe that learning from each other as emerging leaders is an indispensable contribution to my career and would enable me to widen my understanding of socio-economic development through working with like-minded communities and empower me with the tools to craft innovative and sustainable solutions to global problems. The opportunity to participate in this enriching 4-month fellowship would cement my aspirations as a young leader and reinforce my commitment to contribute to building prosperous and environmentally sustainable societies. "

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

Mohamed Jama is a Somali by nationality, currently interning with Somali Marketing and Agribusiness Promotion in Mogadishu, Somalia, and a fourth-year student at EARTH University in Costa Rica pursuing a BSc in General Agriculture Sciences and Natural Resource Management. Apart from his aspirations as an agronomist, he has invested a great deal of his time reading about business and honing his entrepreneurship skills.
Over the years, Mohamed has developed a keen interest in community development through entrepreneurship, peacebuilding, and conflict resolution. In this respect, he co-founded MASKAX MAAL, a forum for politicians, religious leaders, civil society organizations, and the youth of Somaliland to come together to discuss and raise awareness about social issues. He co-founded several projects including Agridesert, SomHumus, and HomHoney.