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 PAUL OMONDI OGOLA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

Technical University of Kenya | Nairobi, Kenya | Advancing SDG 7 & UNAI 2

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" Joining Millennium Fellowship is a dream come true. This is a gateway to demonstrate intelligence, creativity, hardwork and passion for community-based impact. A platform to add to my skills and also learn from my fellows on the best ways of implementing the UNAI'S principle with focus on the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. A chance to create network of future leaders with like-minded ambitions. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Footstep Power Generation

Power Generation Using Footsteps is a collaborative project that aims at tapping the potential of human walking steps. The inspiration to work on this project was fueled by the high costs of fuel and the need for a cheaper and more reliable source of power in our slum dwelling areas and densely populated rural areas. In this century, power is very much of a need and this project addresses the demand for it in a more sustainable manner. It only requires the use of piezoelectric sensors installed at strategic places where there is human traffic and the stepping force is translated to electrical power and stored in batteries. Applications include powering street lights and home-based low-power appliances such as phones, torches, etc. The project will involve online discussions and coming up with a prototype that is in line with the UN's Sustainable Development Goals of providing Clean, Cheap, and Affordable Energy.

About the Millennium Fellow

Paul Ogola is a final year undergraduate mechanical engineering student at the Technical University of Kenya. He was born in Nakuru, Kenya and is passionate about making the world a better place through providing solutions to our day to day social challenges. He has demonstrated leadership and academic excellence since the early school years through to campus. Having participated in community projects: environmental conservation, provision of basic amenities and involvement in meaningful discussions at community and national level that made an impact in helping members of the society. He believes with the experience and chance to be a Millennium Fellow, he has room to learn from his fellows to continue in the mission of implementing the United Nation's Sustainable Devevelopment Goals.