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 AVHIYAN PANDEY, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

Kathmandu University | Dhulikhel, Nepal | Advancing SDG 13 & UNAI 9

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" The opportunity to acquire knowledge about this great movement allows me to observe different types of prospects around the world. I want to be a stronger advocate, a conscious citizen, an empathetic leader, and a person who can create changes in my community and the Millennium Fellowship creates an environment where I can learn about different social projects, the wonderful people who lead them and procure the values and tools necessary to contribute. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Project Udaya

Project Udaya is an approach to finding an effective solution to reduce carbon emissions from firewood. It mainly focuses on Sustainable Development Goal 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts. The major goal is creating a sustainable solution based on charcoal that can be produced without too much difficulty that ultimately will limit the use of firewood. This project encompasses two major modules: 1) Research, and 2) Training and awareness.

The research includes a better understanding of the amount of firewood used in any household of different villages, the problems generated by it, effective alternatives, and nature-oriented solutions. The major approach is to limit the practice of firewood and make use of forest resources without its depletion. On the other hand, the project also covers giving basic education and awareness to the people on the use of biomass and its effects on the environment. Therefore, the project focuses on identifying the root causes with the help of the survey and processing it with the most suitable solutions.

About the Millennium Fellow

Avhiyan Pandey, currently enrolled as a 2nd year engineering student at Kathmandu University is an honest and highly committed individual who strives to create an impact in his life as well as the people around him. He is highly passionate about musi. He dances and loves to help people. His rationality and versatility make him stand out. He is calm to access different situations and his adaptability gives him the advantage to create solutions swiftly. He has been involved in different projects involving engineering as well as social impact and has led them, and plans to continue doing so in the future.