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 PEACE JULIET ABIGABA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

Makerere University | Kampala, Uganda | Advancing SDG 11 & UNAI 9

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" Leadership skills and innovation through critical thinking, I believe is needed to progress our world to a greater level. I am priveleged to be a part of the Millennium Fellowship and at the same time excited because it is the centre where people with a common goal of making our world better relate best. I am ready to gain any small piece of knowledge from this fellowship so as to enable me transform the community around me and also provide my contribution to the world. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Urban Planning and Slum Upgrade

This project is directed towards upgrading slum settlements and improving urban planning with focus on kasokoso, Wakiso district my case study. Kasokoso is a slum settlement located in Kirinya, Wakiso district. Locals in this area are living on the edge of a cliff which puts their lives at risk and worst of all is that there is limited space available for each household which makes them more susceptible to diseases, a case in point is the current pandemic, covid 19 which calls for social distancing measures. According to the independent Uganda, Government's planned eviction under national housing will leave 150,000 people homeless. With that problem in mind, the project will include activities like proposing safe and affordable housing plans to government, those that do not press locals in Kasokoso.

About the Millennium Fellow

Peace Juliet Abigaba is a young and intelligent civil engineering student at Makerere University. She was born in Uganda, resides in Mukono and is currently studying in Kampala. For the time she has lived, Peace has always had the urge to see the needy around her get their needs resolved and leading a better life. She is passionate about putting a smile on someone's face not necessarily through financial means but in any way she is able, be it emotional support and other pathways. Peace hopes that in the future when she acquires the ability (financial) with support from those with a similar agenda, she plans to stage reach outs to the needy in community in form of household neccesities in order to achieve better livelihoods.