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 ANN OWOJOKU EKPO, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.
University of Calabar | Calabar, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 17 & UNAI 9
" Small steps and small changes can create massive impact. I personally, love ripple effects and I look out for them. This is literally the motivation behind all my endeavors, including being a Millennium Fellow.
The UNAI principles are wonderfully structured and are a clear roadmap for executing positive impact. It gives me great joy to be able to contribute to this great cause.
I am excited to carry out tasks that would challenge my critical reasoning, community organization, leadership and communication skills, equipping me to become a more relevant global citizen. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Interfaith Collaboration for Sustained Impact (I.C.S.I)
Interfaith Collaboration for Sustained Impact (I.C.S.I) is an independent project led by Millennium Fellow Ann Owojoku Ekpo. The aim of (I.C.S.I) is to strengthen interfaith relationships, promote enduring interfaith cooperation, and harmonize the actions of religious entities towards facilitating peace, climate action and health promotion post Covid era, with the objective of advancing the UN SDGs and UNAI principles. The I.C.S.I project will host 3 online events to address and discuss religion as a force for peace, civil rights, climate action and how religion can foster humanitarianism and health promotion post Covid era.
Because I desire this project to be functional and effectual as it concerns the needs of my community the Interfaith Collaboration for Sustained Impact (I.C.S.I) is focused more on health promotion post Covid era, and campaign for vaccination as vaccination rates are unarguably low in Nigeria, yet the Omicron variant of Covid 19 is spreading in the African continent.
The goal of I.C.S.I is to strengthen peace, develop
friendly relations and to be a platform where the actions
of religious groups can be harmonized to achieve SDG goals, in the University of Calabar, by the students and for the community.
About the Millennium Fellow
Ann Owojoku Ekpo is an enthusiastic, empathetic and studious young leader, with an incredibly fertile mind. Born and raised in Nigeria, she is studying to become a physiotherapist, and is the Director Global Projects at Heart4earth Foundation.
Ann demonstrates undeniable passion for issues relating to climate change, world peace, health promotion, civil rights and humanitarianism. This flame has been fanned by many remarkable events, most recently, the courage and civility award initiated by the founder of Amazon, Jeff Bezos upon his return to the planet from his trip to the edge of Space.
She believes that kindness and love are the stilts for positive change, and when incorporated into education, conflict resolution, sustainability and dialogue will facilitate the attainment of the UN SDGs.
She has, and will continue to be a herald of these beliefs, as she collaborates with other change makers of her generation to make this world a befitting place for all life.