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United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. Over 31,000 young leaders on 2,400+ campuses across 140+ nations applied to join the Class of 2022.  200+ campuses worldwide (just 8%) were selected to host the 3,000+ Millennium Fellows.



African Leadership University | Kigali, Rwanda | Advancing SDG 1, SDG 2, SDG 13 & UNAI 9


" One of the pillars of my vision is systems thinking. Being creative in all situations to find and leverage problems into solutions is another characteristic of me. Millennium Fellowship has proven to be of paramount importance to my vision and mission and I believe UNAI's goals and SDGs can be achieved if I play my part as a Fellow. I love being called a Millennium Fellow only when I have accelerated the impact that I want created in my community. I became a Millennium Fellow to be part of the ongoing community changing platforms worldwide and access equal but inclusive opportunities, inclusive rights to create inclusive communities in my country and region at large. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: African Green Ambassadors (AFRIGA)

African Green Ambassadors is an initiative designed to provide 10,000 youth (mostly unemployed graduates) with soft and hands-on green skills through partnership with green experts in the renewable energy, green buildings, sustainable transport, water management, and waste management (recycling) to reduce the rate of carbon emissions in the atmosphere by 2% in 2030.

About the Millennium Fellow

Desire Muhozi is a passionate young man who lives to see the communities around him change for better. Since his birth, Desire who was born in Tanzania to a Rwandan mother and a Tanzanian father, has never been happy seeing the next person suffering next door. He can remember himself at 7 years of age offering biscuits to a hungry female bypasser who looked tired and exhausted, hopeless and homeless as she was sitting at the roadside holding her right chick with her right hand. It is this kind of situation that renders Desire tireless and triggers his zeal to end hunger and poverty hence his green project(s) that seek to support the achievement of SDGs 1, 2 & 9, Zero Hunger, No poverty & Climate Action. When he travelled to Rwanda in 2007 after the death of his father who succumbed to cancer in 2006 when Desire was finishing his first year of high school, and on a search for a better life and education, Desire knew better that most solutions lie in the areas of trouble. By then, Rwanda was still a baby country trying to rescue herself from the deadly effects of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. He knew well that he can only grow when he faces challenges. Today, Desire lives in rural areas where he believes global challenges have made a harbor. Volunteering at Journey House Actions Rwanda as the Director of quality assurance and Public Relations, Desire seeks experience and hands-on community development and research skills in a vulnerable yet rural village of Gashora, Rwanda where hunger and poverty are a common day to day experience to majority of the low-income earner families in that community. Here, despite running and growing his fellowship project, Desire helps in the diverse programs of Journey House including Education (ECD centers), Ikirebe Art Gallery, the diary farm, agricultural modernization to say the least, ensuring that the intended quality and quantity of production are met. Volunteering helps him determine the rate of the need to support the community by fighting hunger and poverty as well as climate change. He is currently working on his Fellowship project "AFRIGA" growing from a broad idea of "Workfoce For Work; W4W" a green project that was thought to create 5000 green jobs to 5000 African youth especially unemployed university graduates and high school dropouts by equipping them with relevant green skills under effective green sectors such as renewable energy and sustainable agriculture by 2032.

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