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.
UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT EZEKIEL NYANFOR, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.
University of Liberia | Monrovia, Liberia | Advancing SDG 13 & UNAI 9
" Whatsoever you do for mother nature be it small or big she will recognize you one day and she's proud of you, has driven my passion for protecting mother Earth. Being a Millennium Fellow will enhance my skills both in leadership and advocacy as well as provide a great platform for networking with like-minded people. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Eco Class
The Eco Class is a project that provides space for youths to share their climate story and acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to address the climate crisis. Youths will learn about the science behind climate change, the origin of climate change, causes and impacts, and best practices to take.
The project aims to engage with youths at the University of Liberia to promote Climate and Environmental Literacy. During the Millennium Fellowship period( August - December 2021), project Eco Class will host workshops and campaigns. Youths will be trained and certificated at the end as well as implement a mini project. Examples of mini-projects are Campus Tree Planting, CleanUp Exercise, Awareness, etc.
This project is aiming to train a minimum of ninth (90) and a maximum of a hundred (100) youths.
SDGs: Goal 13
UNAI Principle 2: Capacity Building
About the Millennium Fellow
Ezekiel Nyanfor is a 22-year-old Liberian youth climate activist, entrepreneur, Founder and Executive Director of the Liberian Youth for Climate Actions-LYCA a registered youth based NGO residing in the Republic of Liberia. He is a third year student at the University of Liberia and Leader of climate change activities including World Environment Day, World Earth Day and World Conservation Day. He hosted the first National Clean Air Day held in Liberia.
Notably, Ezekiel also runs an innovative program called Climate Daily Effects where every Friday of a week an African youth climate activist is featured to amplify their voices among others.
He is a Youth Ambassador of Earth Day Network under their campaign My Future My Voice with the theme: Restore Our Earth. Ezekiel was recently nominated as Young Green Ambassador for the Climate in Africa 2020 Edition which was organized by Climate Change Africa Opportunities.
He is also a Senior Certified Climate Restoration Advocate with the Foundation for Climate Restoration(F4CR) and also the National Coordinator for ClimateScience a UK based NGO focusing on climate education for all.
Some of Ezekiel's work includes a poem in honor of Mother Earth, awareness campaigns on world migratory bird day. He hosted a summit on World Environment day under the theme: Stop Deforestation, bringing speakers together from different African countries.
He and his team hosted the first African Youth Conference on Biodiversity Conservation and Climate Change (AYCBCCC) in 2020 which was a virtual conference in partnership with Earth Day Network, Youth Go Green Africa, Eco-Brix, and Delreport under the theme: Biodiversity Conservation and Climate Change the role of the African Youth in Post COVID-19.
Ezekiel also hosted the first National Clean Air Day (NCAD) held in Liberia on October 30 and November 2,7 2020, respectively. Additionally, he was selected to represent Liberian youth during the Mock COP26, a youth-led initiative aiming to mobilize around the postponement of the 2020 Conference of the Parties (COP) and to show world leaders what an ambitious yet realistic and inclusive COP looks like.