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.
UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT MAYU WATANABE, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.
Hosei University | Tokyo, Japan | Advancing SDG 12 & UNAI 3
" I'm so excited to discuss and take actions with other fellows. I don't think every college student can have this kind of opportunity to help others by themselves. Personally, I'd like to create chances to rethink what is normal. It can reveal hidden inequalities and change people's mind. So, I'm looking forward to gain new perspectives towards issues around the world and discuss possible solutions. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Project Zero
Project Zero focuses on SDG 12, Responsible production and consumption. The main aim of this project is to minimize the amount of garbage each household produce. Given the fact that there are massive amount of plastic waste flowing into the ocean, the project will especially put emphasis on reducing plastic waste. As well as correcting the consumption attitude, we would like to focus on the issues of production process. In order to reduce garbage, mass production need to be put to an end. The materials used for creating products should be carefully chosen, and the supply chain should be managed sustainably. The project members will advocate issues raised regarding the mass production and consumption to enhance the awareness of people, as well as suggesting how to act as ethical consumers.
About the Millennium Fellow
Mayu Watanabe is a student of Hosei University in Japan and a woman who always prioritize others. She cares not only her close friends and family but also strangers. She has taken actions to help minorities and create more equitable society by joining a student branch of Voice Up Japan.