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 HANNAH KOCH, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

Leuphana University of Luneburg | Lüneburg, Germany | Advancing SDG 12 & UNAI 2

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" Being a Millennium Fellow allows me to work and connect with other interested youths from all around the world who share my passion for sustainable development and socio-political commitment. Together, we work on a shared goal: Strengthening the Sustainable Development Goals and UNAI principles in our local communities and beyond. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Stop Wasting - Start Giving!

As part of the project “Stop Wasting- Start Giving!”, Ben Aichele, Catinke Bertz, Friederike Schwenkner, Hannah Reemtsma, Marcel Rastel, Chiara Woytaszek and Hannah Koch are advocating for SDG 12 “responsible consumption and production”.

With our project, we are actively campaigning against food waste in Germany and are looking into an anti-waste law based on the French model and a possible German counterpart. Our project consists of three main phases of work. The first phase focused on knowledge aggregation regarding the political status quo, the perteiprogrammes of the six established German parties and the resulting development potential of a possible anti-austerity law. Thsi phase has been completed. Phase two consists of sharing our knowledge with other people. For this purpose, we have organised a partner school in which we have already conducted a workshop with students of year 8 and will continue to conduct workshops even after the Fellowship has ended. In the third and final phase of our project work, we are working on a petition for a possible anti-litter law in Germany. Together with a pro bono advocate from one of our interlocutors, we will draft such a petition and thus call on our federal government to make food policy more sustainable. The work on the petition will take a lot of time and will extend long beyond the official period of the Millennium Fellowship.

About the Millennium Fellow

Hannah Koch is an open-minded, interested, and ambitious rising second-year student of politics and sustainability science at Leuphana University in Lueneburg, Germany. Born in Germany, Hannah has also lived in England and India and greatly enjoys learning about new cultures. A matter especially close to her heart is equal opportunities and educational justice, for which she advocates through her voluntary work since high school, her voluntary service which she conducted in an Indian NGO for women and children's rights as well as her involvement in an initiative of her university. In the future, Hannah hopes to work in the international realm, actively contributing to better and increasingly equal education for children and youths regardless of their gender, (perceived) race, ethnicity, religion or socio-economic backgrounds.