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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.



Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú | Lima, Peru | Advancing SDG 17 & UNAI 7


" Learning from others' experiences, looking for solutions to problems that affect the world, work as a group, are some of the reasons why Millennium Fellowship would help me to be the best me. These ones would have a tangible impact on my surroundings aligned with the UNAI principles and SNGs. I am really looking forward to learning and helping to plan projects that would make a better world. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Más que votantes

We are building a social platform called "More than voters" which aims to transform civic participation into a daily activity in young people's life. In Lima, Peru the levels of civic participation of young adults at a local level are very low (Nájar, Cano y Quiroz, 2017). 81.5% of Peruvians report that they don’t trust their authorities and 66.1% think their municipal management is “terrible” (National Institute of Statistics and Informatics, 2020). Civic participation only comes to mind in mediatic events like protests and elections, but in day-to-day activities it feels complex, time-consuming, and exclusive to people with “political” interests. That’s why, “More than Voters”, has two main purposes, to strengthen social accountability and increase citizens' perception of inclusion in local policies. To achieve this, there are three main strategies, make civic participation intuitive (easy to do), entertaining (attractive to do) and communitary (share by one and others). This focus has impacted the design, functions and interactions in the social platform. For example, in the "Feed'' section users could see posts about their local events, social issues and comments from their "neighbors' ' and "local authorities' ' (similar to well-known apps such as Facebook or Linkedin). The platform is divided into four main sections. The first one is "Connections" where users will have the possibility to learn and connect with social organizations and local parties. They can know about their main activities and actions of social impact, with the chance of joining them. The second one is "Participation" where users will recognize, learn and intervene in social issues by interacting with a live map of their district. The issues here will be categorized and each one will have a main page where users can propose solutions or join together to make a complaint to their local town halls. The third one is "Transparency" where simple and clean graphics will show the personal information of their local authorities, the Balance of Trimestral payments and their Local Plan of Development. The fourth one is "Events", where local events show up to the users for them to participate in them. Finally there is the "Experiences" section where testimonies, galleries and documents from the past events will show up.

About the Millennium Fellow

Ariana Yaneth Ubaldo Ochoa is a young, dedicated and dreamer international relations student at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. She was born in Perú, resides, and currently lives in Lima. She was always interested in various topics especially those regarding women's injustices and discrimination that most citizens go through for reasons like their language. That is why when she entered university she was able to understand and learn more about these problems. She sees this opportunity at the Millennium Fellowship as an incredible way to learn and expand her knowledge with others' perspectives, besides, perfectionate her leadership. She is aware of United Nations' Sustainable goals and plans to use all that she has learned to become a professional that can help to make them true.

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