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 DAMIN JANG, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University | Hong Kong, China | Advancing SDG 11 & UNAI 9

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" As a Millennium Fellow, I am thrilled to work with like-minded people to promote inclusivity and sustainability that satisfies the needs of the society; moreover, to gain the sense of collectivism especially in these difficult times of social isolation and connection. I am highly anticipated on utilsing my knowledge from the discipline of Science to facilitate and contribute to the array of the UN Sustainable goals. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Project ReGain

Project ReGain is inspired by Germany’s Pfand System and the current situation of Hong Kong’s Reverse vending machines for plastic bottles. Our project focuses on the advancement of sustainable cities and communities (SDG11) and advocating for responsible consumption and production (SDG12). The project is pioneered by four fellows from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University coming together to implement reverse vending machines in the school area, to support the student body in practicing and building a habit of recycling.

Our vision is grand and we plan to scale this project up with time; moving it to other institutions or even in areas across the city. Alongside this, we also want to spread knowledge and ideas about the various ways on how the consumption can be carried out which leads to a more sustainable ecosystem.

About the Millennium Fellow

Damin Jang is a detail-oriented, self-driven, and conscientious student who is currently studying Biotechnolgy in Hong Kong. Born in Korea, brought up in Malaysia, Damin has been exposed to a range of cultures which has allowed her to understand the prevailing connection between local and global issues that exists today.