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 ABHINANDAN MOHANTY, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

Institute of Chemical Technology Mumbai Indian Oil Odisha Campus | Bhubaneswar, India | Advancing SDG 13 & UNAI 9

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" I believe what Albert Einstein said - "The only source of knowledge is experience". The knowledge and experience that I gain from Millennium Fellowship, early in my career, will give me a boost in my future endeavors. I am excited to communicate and work with my fellow cohort while being aligned with the UNAI principles and SDGs. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Cyber For Climate

This may sound really shocking, but it’s true! The Internet that you are using right now, the social media that you check daily, the digital meetings that you attend – all make our lives easy, but they also have a negative impact on our climate and environment. Very less attention is given to the fact that the Internet also consumes electricity from coal or conventional sources during its operation, leading to CO2 and GHG emissions at the global level. And not hundreds or thousands, the Internet runs at the scale of millions and thus even a single email counts.

Our project 'Cyber For Climate' aims at measuring the climatic impact of the cyber world and creating awareness amongst the netizens of today. We look to bring innovations that reduce the energy consumption associated with the cyber-infrastructure and create a behavioural change in the society for the cause of climate. We target to potentially impact a large number of lives through this initiative with things like green computing, eco-friendly web designing and digital solutions that are sustainable.

About the Millennium Fellow

Abhinandan Mohanty is a creative and ambitious chemical engineering student at the Indian Oil Odisha Campus of the Institute of Chemical Technology. He was born in Balasore, India. He has deep rooted interests in science and technology, and tries to solve problems of the current generation by technical means. He likes to analyze and plan everything, studies every aspect in detail and believes in master planning. He aspires to be in a professional field and use his skills to create a social impact and contribute to United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.