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 CHIOMA ILAMIDI IGBANIBO, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

Lagos State University | Lagos, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 13 & UNAI 9

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" Being an outstanding creative individual, *Efficiency* , *Creativity* and *Strive for Impact* has geared my passion towards being part of the Millennium Fellowship. I am positive that my experience in the Millennium Fellowship will enhance my skills and align them with the UNAI principles and SDGs. I am excited to increase my competence and stellar qualities by envisioning new ways of gaining skills, learning and creativity. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Yo! Let's Bike Climate Action

Project Yo! Let's bike (YLB) address the issue of Climate Change through the reduction of fuel emissions in campuses by the use of vehicles and using cycling as an alternative and interesting means of transportation.

According to a study by the Philippines Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources, With COVID-19, we have rediscovered the benefits of cycling and walking—saving money, getting fit, and helping to reduce pollution and mitigate climate change. We can choose to keep this momentum. If no changes are made on the climate front, the global average temperature will exceed the 2 degrees centigrade temperature limit set by the Paris Agreement by 2030.

A 20-percent increase in cycling worldwide could cut carbon dioxide emissions from urban passenger transport by nearly 11 percent in 2050. Therefore, project YLB is set to promote better air quality and a healthier environment.

As part of my project activities, a minimum of three online events would be hosted. These events will be a mixture of workshop, roundtable discussion and interviews on Climate Change and Mitigating Factors. Student organized proposals will also be submitted to the government on the importance of cycling in climate impact.

About the Millennium Fellow

Chioma Igbanibo is career oriented, ambitious, independent, principled and full of integrity. Chioma is an international development enthusiastic, a humanitarian and one who is passionate about women and girls. She is a fourth year law student of Lagos State University with a proven record of excellence from her education background. She has over four years experience in volunteering and advocacy which has been shaped by her involvement in a couple of social movements of connection with youths in Nigeria. Chioma has been a part of project FPforCampuses carried out by Women Delievers Young Leaders, and also a Champion of Young and Informed Teens Initiative, a Carrington Fellowship funded project where she has advocated for Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights in Adolescents and Youths. She is also a part of the 30 SRHR Influencers in her institution.

Chioma has always been passionate about making impacts on the Sustainable Development Goals. Due to her passion, she started a society of like-minded individuals called (THE INITIATIVES) geared toward the reduction of inequality in SDGs 3,4,7 and 11 by achieving a just, equal and sustainable world.