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 JAYANTI THAKUR, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

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

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" There’s nothing I believe in more strongly than getting young people interested in science and engineering, for a better tomorrow and for all humankind. Being part of the Millennium Fellowship will help enhance my leadership and problem-solving skills. The skills and experiences we get from the Millennium Fellowship will enhance my social impact on communities more tangible and help me inspire more of my fellows to be part of this program. I am very excited to increase my anticipator competence by envisioning new ways of learning and creativity. "

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

Jayanti Thakur is a hardworking, young, and competitive sophomore year engineering student at Kathmandu University, Nepal. She was born and raised in Nepal, and currently studying Mechanical engineering in design and manufacturing. She is passionate about technology and innovation since an early age. Jayanti is very passionate about innovation for society. Jayanti has actively been taking part in various competitions and workshops throughout her high school and now in her undergraduate as well. She has been involved in various projects with her creative ideas. She plans to continue it further in her career. Jayanti aspires to work in this field further and reach a much deeper level of society’s problems and find a way to solve them through innovation and technology.