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 AASTHA BORTHAKUR, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

Indraprastha College for Women | New Delhi, India | Advancing SDG 13 & UNAI 9

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" Creativity, competence and dedication have been my driving force in initiating a change. Being a part of the prestigious Millennium Fellowship will enhance these skills. The skills that I will inculcate from the Fellowship will help me create my social impact on the local communities and work for their betterment. The skills learnt will align with the principles of UNAI and the SDGs. I am honored to have been selected for this opportunity and I look forward to learn new things and increase my knowledge and envision new ways of creativity and social work. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Project Dhyan

Project Dhyan is a community outreach program initiated by the Department of Geography, Indraprastha college for women, University of Delhi. In the prior stage the project aimed to take up the vulnerabilities associated with heat wave hazard across different socio-economic spatial pockets of Delhi for developing a preparedness and management plan. The city of Delhi has witnessed extreme temperatures in the recent decade. The socio-economic inequalities and remarkable spatial manifestations are likely to face disproportionate socio spatial distribution of the impact of the heat waves. This may result in certain groups like women, low-income groups to be more vulnerable. Thereby, the plan developed will affect the community positively. Also an online platform named Her Stories was initiated wherein women who suffered from climate related disasters were interviewed. This section would be progressed later in the project.

About the Millennium Fellow

Aastha Borthakur is a compassionate, young and globally competitive graduate student of Indraprastha College for Women. She was born in the city of Guwahati, Assam. Currently, she is studying in the University of Delhi, India. Aastha has always had a strong opinion about her views on various social issues and been vocal about women's rights, children's rights and working towards betterment of the environment. Throughout her high school years and currently in her college she has been associated with various projects that aim to bring about a social impact and initiate a change. She believes of continuing this journey and put in her best foot forward to bring about a change through her leadership skills. Aastha aspires to be professionally engaged in a field where she can enhance these advocacies more and provide meaningful contribution in advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development goals.