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 SHASHWAT SEN, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

IILM University | Gurgaon, India | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 3

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" I believe we need more local leaders empowered by right knowledge and exposure to fuel real change. This belief stems from my own desire to compound my skills and impact on society. I believe the Millennium Fellowship will be the perfect opportunity to do that. It will also add an extra layer of credibility to all of my work. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Sign With Us

Sign With Us is an initiative that aims to work for individuals with hearing and speech impairment by spreading Indian Sign Language based literacy amongst academics, corporates and general communities. This will aid multilingual and inclusive learning in Indian academic institutions. Which connects to SDG 4 i.e quality education and SDG 10 i.e Reduced Inequality. Alongside, we aim to sensitise corporates to help the hearing and speech impaired communities get equal opportunities to build a career. This would support them to become financially independent.

About the Millennium Fellow

Shashwat Sen is a bright and young undergraduate student of International Relations. He was born and brought up in the northern state of Himachal Pradesh in India. From the very early years of his childhood he had developed a sense of giving back to society. To this end he had participated in many community services and events, tackling issues like climate literacy, waste management, building climate resilience etc. He is also a Climate Reality leader, trained by ex VP of the US Mr. Al Gore in 2020. He has shown his interest in building a wholesome and inclusive future for all, and even plan on pursuing it as a profession. He aspires to bring the discussion of these global issues closer to our homes through diplomacy.