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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.



Bangladesh University of Professionals | Dhaka, Bangladesh | Advancing SDG 13 & UNAI 9


" From Millennium Fellowship i can enhance my Creativity, adaptability, leadership and communication skills and i can also learn about how to deal with any problems.The skills i gain from this Millennium Fellowship will help me to create impact in my University and social life.My social impacts on academic and artistic communities will become more tangible and in line with the UNAI principles and SDGs.I'm eager to develop new abilities and anticipatory proficiency by considering innovative educational methods. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: BSF Blessings

There is always a lot of waste in our country because most of the population is impoverished. If not handled appropriately, these organic wastes may lead to environmental damage. BSF waste treatment is not very common in Bangladesh. However, several fish and poultry farms rely heavily on BSF larvae as their primary supply of protein. BSF is only utilized in Bangladesh as a source of protein for animals. It needs to be known that BSF can also revolutionize the way organic waste is managed. Additionally, it can help in the manufacture of organic fertilizer, soil conditioners, and biofuel. Bangladesh's Black Soldier Flies Research Center (BSFRCB) is currently attempting to raise awareness among the country's citizens.
To conduct the project first we had to do an intensive literature review because without it we won’t be able to determine if this work is novel or if anyone has done a project on this very topic before. If someone had done this same project then it won’t be able to impact the environment. The studying provided related papers on this topic which helped in making decisions on how to step by step conduct the project. The research for this project was done by visiting BSFRCB to collect data. The sample data are mainly collected using different ways such as surveys, observation, and interactive sessions with the people who are currently working in BSFRCB to develop a method to use this BSF in managing waste.
MCN chooses leaders who work with sustainable development-related projects that advance the SDGs in their Communities. As this BSF project and Our organization Eco- network work for waste management along with SDG 13 and 15 which are related to this project, we believe from the platform MCN we can get support. As Millennium Fellows, we need you to lead by example - with empathy, humility, and inclusion as guiding values. We can embrace global citizenship, building a strong global network to learn from and support each other and take our project to that position that we want for a long time for our Country’s betterment and the betterment of the world's Environment. That's why I am working on the project in mcn.
My team's core values are the environment and cleanliness, and we believe that implementing this project will help to raise public awareness of the benefits of black soldier flies, assess the current state of waste management using BSF, and solicit policymakers' attention to improve organic waste management policy,
as well as create a green and pollution-free environment, so that we can breed black soldier flies. The benefit of receiving feedback is the second thing I've learned. Therefore, whenever we have an idea, we should speak with as many friends as possible, especially those who will be our target market, to get their feedback on it, regardless of whether they like it or not, as this would be a crucial proof of concept test before we invest time and resources in our project. And finally, I would recommend understanding the norms and values of the people we are working with, as demonstrating compassion and empathy will foster a long-term relationship with them and establish trust, which is crucial for the future development of our project skills. I am gaining knowledge from MCN that can be utilized to my project.

About the Millennium Fellow

Sadia Sultana is ambitious, young,hardworking, confident student studying in Environmental Science at Bangladesh University of Professionals. She was born in Shariatpur district which is in the Dhaka division at the centre of Bangladesh. She is a true global citizen and currently live in Dhaka Cantonment. From her early age she thinks about the Environment and why it is so polluted.She wants to do work for the environment, wants to deal with the environmental issues and to remove poverty from her country.In her school she took part in Scouts and plant many trees in different areas of Jessore district. Throughout her College and now in University life,she takes part in Environmental club activities and thus she improves her communication, leadership and language skills. She wants to work for the betterment of her motherland. So she aspires to go in a professional field where she can advocacies further and provide her own contribution and ideas for the development of United Nations' Sustainable Goal.

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