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 STRENA SHRESTHA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

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

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" As a mechanical engineering student, flourishing the connection of technology and sustainability is the prime goal I work for. Being part of the Millennium Fellowship, it would be a great platform to work with like-minded individuals who are passionate about making the world a better place to live. As a Millennium Fellow for the Class of 2021, I am looking forward to taking my social cause to a new height with its alignment with the UNAI principles and SDGs. I am really excited for the events and interactions in the upcoming days. "

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

Strena Shrestha is a cheerful, optimistic and focused second year Mechanical Engineering student at Kathmandu University, Nepal. "Your passion must come from the things that fuels you from inside." Believing in this particular statement, she thrives for learning and implementing new things in each passing day. She is a great student and most importantly a great person. Known for her multi-dimensional personality, she endeavors in maintaing her academics and extra curricular activities in the finest and responsible manner. Working on today's problem and for a better and sustainable tomorrow is the constant goal she focuses on.