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 MEGHA SHARMA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

O.P. Jindal Global University | Sonipat, India | Advancing SDG 9 & UNAI 9

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" I am excited to be a part of the Millennium Fellowship and meet like-minded, passionate individuals. I hope to meaningfully and innovatively work towards my social impact initiative, and advance the SDGs in India. Through collaboration and proactiveness, I believe that the team can productively contribute to such important projects. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Sustainable Consultancy Cell

We intend to build a Sustainable Consultancy Cell to address the lack of sustainable businesses in India. The movement around making one’s company green is almost exclusively undertaken by big Multinational Corporations and World-Wide Brands. However, the awareness and the means to make Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises and young startups sustainable are unavailable and non-affordable in most parts of India. An environmental & socially sustainable business is the need of the nation and would be key in meeting Sustainable Development Goals as well as reducing our contribution towards the climate crisis. The solution involves (1) Identifying an organization’s core social and environmental impacts (2) Creating a sustainability plan (3) Calculating the carbon footprint and helping the organization go carbon-neutral (4) Developing a sustainability report (5) Greening the supply chain and optimizing the product life cycle.

About the Millennium Fellow

Megha Sharma is a passionate undergraduate law student at O.P. Jindal Global University, India. She was born and raised in India, and has always had a curiosity for learning about the world around her. Over the years, she has developed a substantial interest in addressing issues regarding humanitarianism, justice, human rights and the environment. Through Megha’s years at high school, she was fortunate enough to remain close to nature, and learn a tremendous amount about conservation and caring for the environment through various school initiatives. During her years at law school, she has found her interest in international legal studies and has gone on to organise and lead several project pertaining to the environment, climate change, international law and social justice. Megha aspires to professionally pursue policy-related work in international humanitarian and environmental law, and further contribute to the work of organisations such as the United Nations and the International Committee of the Red Cross.