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 OLUCHI GLORIA NWAOKORIE, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2021.
University of Lagos | Lagos, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 13 & UNAI 2
" “My first interaction with the SDGs was when I was 16 years old, I participated in an art competition that required me to depict one of the goals. I chose Goal 13: Climate action, as I prepared for the completion through my research and practice I saw myself being engulfed by it and since then I began my journey as a Climate change advocate/activist. I adjusted my lifestyle, spread the word to my friends and family and created an organization centered on achieving this goal, and I want to do more.
Being part of the Millennium Fellowship will build my network and equip me with skills necessary for my journey as a climate change and SDGs advocate. It will also give me the opportunity to meet, work with and learn from like minded individuals who are pushing for global change.” "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Eco-Reformers
ECO-REORMERS is a project that seeks to sensitize people on the causes of recurrent flooding in Lagos State. The project seeks to empower people to act as discerning agents to checkmate practices that are harmful to the environment such as improper disposal of plastic waste into the drainage, a trend that results in the toxicity of marine bodies and the death of aquatic animals.
About the Millennium Fellow
Nwaokorie Oluchi is a passionate, hardworking, young and brilliant undergraduate student at the University of Lagos, Nigeria. She is in her fourth year, studying Civil and Environmental Engineering.
From a young age Oluchi has been passionate about her environment; this brought her to the doors of Climate action and the SDGs. With her talent, voice and actions, she is causing change and impacting her community.
She founded a youth led circular economy organization: REFORMERS. She and her team; educate highschool students on eco-friendly lifestyles, participate in clean-ups in their community and use innovative ways to transform waste materials into useful products.
Oluchi intends to be amongst those bringing her country,Nigeria, into the limelight as a contributing nation to the SDGs.