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 PIYUSH NEPAL, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

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

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" Leadership, Enthusiasm and Social work are something I always aspired to be involved along with academics. Hence, I am excited to be a Millennium Fellow to reach these goals. "

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

Piyush Nepal is a bright, young, and an aspiring automotive engineer, who is currently studying Mechanical engineer at Kathmandu University. For as long as he can remember, Piyush has been a strong advocate for environmental preservation and uplifting of living standard through technology. As an aspiring automotive engineer, Piyush has been trying to find the ways to minimize the air pollution and push the technology for better standard of living of people. For Piyush, the Millennium Fellowship is a footstep to be involved in social work and UN goals. Thus, he is very excited to be involved in the fellowship.