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 CHIDIEBERE WISDOM OBIOHA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.

University of Nigeria | Nsukka, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 13 & UNAI 9

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" My work towards Climate Action is inspired by my unflinching desire to actively participate in social actions that could help put the earth in a normal and habitable climate condition. I am excited to be a Millennium Fellow because I know too well that it is a veritable platform through which I can contribute my quota towards Climate Actions and preventing Global Warming, and will also give me range of opportunities to explore as it concern Climate Actions. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Green Air Initiative

Every year, according to National Demographic, about 3.5 to 7 billion trees are being cut down and less are planted. Trees contribute to the air we breath, and cutting trees without planting more is like cutting life. Trees can help by shading surfaces and reduce temperature, but most importantly, they filter atmospheric pollutants like sulphur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide, thereby making the air cleaner for us to breathe in. This is why we refer to trees as the "liver" of our ecosystem. On this note, there is an increasing demand for planting of trees for the preservation of our ecosystem, and to also combat global warming. There is also need to educate our people in rural areas against bush burning and deforestation. In the urban areas where many houses are built yearly, there has to be a striking balance between trees cut and trees replanted. This is a good way to stop climate change. Green Air Initiative will focus on fighting global warming and climate change by planting at least one-third of the number of trees cut down per annum in Nigeria.

About the Millennium Fellow

Chidiebere Wisdom Obioha is a young, active, impact-oriented youth leader, researcher and student of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka Campus. He was born in Imo State Nigeria, resides Abia State but studies in Enugu State, all in Nigeria.

Chidiebere studies for a combined honors Bachelor's of Science degree in Psychology/Sociology and Anthropology with Psychology as his major. During his undergraduate years, he has served his Department and school, including on-campus organisations in various leadership roles and responsibilities where he had left positive impacts.

Currently, he is a Fellow for the Millennium Campus Network where he also functions as the Campus Director for his Campus Cohort, and he is also a Local Coordinator for Students for Liberty (SFL) in his campus.

He hopes to further his activeness into a career that would enable him work effectively for the actualisation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially Climate Change which has elicited so much concern to him.

He is interested in making researches and is proficient in data entry and statistical analysis.