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 DEBORAH SIMON ABIA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

University of Benin | Benin City, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 11 & UNAI 9

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" Being a part of the Millennium Fellowship will enhance my creativity, adaptability, communication and leadership skills collaboratively, this would equip me in making social impact on schools and art communities more tangible and aligned with the UNAI principles and SDGs. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Think Before You Bin

T.B.Y.B is an independent project led by Millennium Fellow Deborah Simon A b i a , t h i s p r o j e c t addresses the issues of waste disposal through p r o p e r r o u t e s ( 3 R s Principle). The project aims to engage with member s of the UNIBEN community (both students and faculty) and eventually the Ugbowo community, to reflect, di s c u s s a nd pr o v ide solutions on social issues that will foster a deeper a p p r e c i a t i o n o f t h e ecosystem.

About the Millennium Fellow

Deborah Simon Abia is a brilliant, vibrant, young and innovative pre-Agroeconomist student at the University of Benin. She was born in Nigeria and resides in Abuja and is currently studying in Edo, Benin City. Deborah has always been passionate about promoting Agriculture, Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns, creating a sustainable terrestrial ecosystem and achieving food security. This drive has translated itself from Deborah's experiences in her local and international community and her continuous dedication to social action. Currently in her college years she has joined several communities and groups to sensitize and introduce new and improved techniques to provide sustainable consumption and production patterns thereby combating hunger, ensuring food security and creating a condusive ecosystem. She plans to continue in future. Deborah aspires to be an advocate where she can contribute her own quota in the development of the United Nations Sustainable Goals