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 NOAH VALENTIN WEICHGREBE, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.
University College London | London, United Kingdom | Advancing SDG 10 & UNAI 7
" I am thrilled to be part of the Millennium Fellowship Class of 2021 because it unites motivated individuals who can enrich each other’s respective projects and ideas by sharing their unique way of thinking. Moreover, the support provided through the Fellowship programme promises to enhance our capabilities and strengths. Additionally, we will all be able to eventually have a real-world impact and contribute to the benefit of the local and global community. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Common Ground (UK-Fiji)
My project rests on two different pillars: information and guided cultural exchange. Firstly, I aimed to spread awareness about the unique culture and specificities of Fiji. Despite clear historical connections between the UK and Fiji, much more could be told about Fijian culture. Secondly, I wanted to provide a platform for correspondence and engage everyone in discussions. The project was designed to help to diminish stereotypes (by enabling deeper, personal conversations), forge new friendships, and even increase wellbeing. The social interactions also work towards building resilience and facilitating social support. I believe that, particularly in the circumstances of the pandemic, it is crucial to take the initiative. Thus, I tried to make my little contribution to reaching the aims outlined in Fiji’s National Development Plan alongside promoting the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
About the Millennium Fellow
Noah Valentin Weichgrebe is a fourth-year student at University College London (UCL), studying European Social and Political Studies and specialising in Urban Planning.
Owing to his sparked interest for the interrelations of life in urban environments, health, and character predispositions, he took the initiative to pursue a full-time degree in Psychology with a focus on Health Psychology and Community Psychology simultaneously.
He was born in Germany and lived in three other countries; global values are core to his personality. One of his driving forces is his passion for improving mental wellbeing.