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 FIZZAH BATOOL, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.
National University of Sciences & Technology | Islamabad, Pakistan | Advancing SDG 13 & UNAI 3
" Being a Millennium Fellow, the confluence of ideas, thoughts and opinions will encourage me to learn a lot from my peers. I want to gain more valuable insights and this fellowship excites me to take up greater challenges and risks for my own personal growth and development.
Aligning the UN's vision and values with my own is one way of understanding its core values, and I believe such experience will facilitate me in gaining valuable knowledge and will help me push my limits further while serving the entity in the best of my abilities. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Project Glacier
The local communities in HKH region are
becoming more vulnerable to flood hazards. We already have
noticed in the past decade that a series of GLOF events had
occurred in recent years that has resulted in heavy damage to
property and infrastructure besides loss of valuable people
living in the HKH region.
In order to strengthen the capacity of vulnerable communities
to address the GLOF issue urgently in the scale that is needed,
the Glacier Project aims for the establishment of Early Warning
System (EWS) and develop adaptation strategies in the GLOF
prone areas. The delineation of glacier and glacial lake
inventory is a prime requirement to identify and update the
number, size, locations and other relevant characteristics of
glaciers, glacial and para-glacial lakes that drive GLOF/Flash
Flood events in Pakistan. This report (i) provides a status
update of the Glacier and Glacial/Paraglacial Lake Inventory in
the Catchments of Northern Pakistan using latest up-to-date
digital resources in Geographical Information System
Framework; (ii) evaluates the data accuracy based on the
topographic maps using declassified imagery; and (iii) analyzes
glacier changes from previous inventories and glacier
variability. In the long run, identification of GLOF hotspots at different levels of spatial and temporal risk may strengthen adaptive capacity of vulnerable communities and policy making agencies to address the GLOF risk.
Since the global warming and climate change is affecting HKH glaciers differently from rest of the glaciers around the world, this report responds to the urgent need to review available glacier inventories. This new inventory classifies the retreating, stable and surging glaciers and lays critical foundations for quantifying GLOF risk with cutting edge flood inundation modeling the next phase of this project.
About the Millennium Fellow
Fizzah Batool, an Environmental Engineer from Nust Islamabad, is a keen learner who has an urge to empower others as much as she can whether it's a colleague, friend or relative. She thinks she can change the world, maybe not all at once, but one person or one good deed at a time.
Her biggest achievement is to wake up every morning knowing that she can make a difference. She does not allow external pressures to rule her life. She defines herself as a striver in terms of professional development and always looks for new opportunities in life.