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 SOFIA DA COL, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

Sciences Po | Le Havre, France | Advancing SDG 13 & UNAI 9

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" There is no humanity, no planet earth without water.
Being a Millennium Fellow will allow me to gain the practical experience and wisdom I need to tangibly impact the management of water in our communities.
I am excited to be part of the Millennium Fellowship as it will enhance my skills and empower me with the aim of guiding and educating future inspired youngsters who, I'm sure, will have even greater visions and objectives. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: LH²O

LH²O is a student initiative originating from four SciencesPo Paris, campus of Le Havre students, resolutely willing to act for social and environmental change in the maritime city of Le Havre by advancing UN SDGs 12 and 13. Throughout 2021, the initiative has strived to implement broadly-reaching cultural, artistic and pedagogical initiatives, among which our main ambition is a participative photo exhibition showcasing Le Havre's unique and inspirational nature with contributions from both students and citizens. Testimonies, insights and reflections upon the two themes given “Sea You” and “Entre Ciel & Mer” will be displayed with the photos concurrently with a short documentary comprising citizens and local actors of change’s interviews on their relation to water and the sea.

About the Millennium Fellow

Sofia Da Col is a dedicated and engaged young student deeply interested in urban sociology, devoted to the meeting between different cultures.
She is currently an undergraduate student at the Institut d'études politiques de Paris (Sciences Po), where she is majoring in economy and society.
Born in the suburbs of Milan, Sofia grew up in an extremely environmentally-aware family that allowed her to develop a strong consciousness about water waste and durable development.
Throughout her high school years, she developed a growing passion for Chinese language and culture, which led to Sofia moving to Luoyang (China) in order to improve her language skills and understanding of the culture.
Luoyang being one of the most polluted cities in the world, allowed for Sofia to develop for a future career in urban development. Sofia's vision for her professional future is based on sustainability and better social living conditions for everybody.