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ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2022

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.

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UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT PERKASH PATEL, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2022.

Sukkur IBA University | Sukkur, Pakistan | Advancing SDG 13 & UNAI 9

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" The ticking clock of climate change echoes in the background of our daily lives, yet its impact is often overlooked and ignored. It's not about assigning blame, but about who will rise to the challenge and take action. The Millennium Fellowship is an opportunity to join forces with a global network of passionate and dedicated changemakers. Becoming a Millennium Fellow would provide me a chance to join a global community of visionaries who are dedicated to creating real and lasting change. By connecting with like-minded peers, we will multiply our impact, bringing our collective efforts closer to fulfilling the United Nations' principles and sustainable development goals. Let's inspire a world of action, where together, we can make a difference and leave a legacy for future generations. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Clime Pakistan

The "Clime Pakistan" project, led by Millennium fellow Perkash and his team, is a vital endeavor aimed at combating the pressing issue of climate change in Pakistan. As a global crisis, climate change affects all of us and it is imperative that we take action to address this challenge. Climate change is a multifaceted problem that affects the environment, economy, and society in many ways. The rising temperatures, declining air quality, and increasing frequency of extreme weather events are just a few of the consequences that we are facing.

The "Clime Pakistan" project, is a beacon of hope in the fight against climate change. Their team of dedicated volunteers is working hard to raise awareness and mobilize action to reduce carbon footprints and make a positive impact on the environment. During the Millennium fellowship (August - December 2022) and now, the project is currently operational in eight major cities across four different states of Pakistan and has already reached over 10,000 individuals and organizations through various initiatives, including awareness campaigns, clean-up drives, and educational workshops.

The impact of their efforts can be seen in the growing support they have received, both locally and globally. Their active social media presence has reached over 100,000 individuals, and their campaigns have received coverage from major media outlets, amplifying our message. They are also committed to taking the ""Clime Pakistan"" project to the global level and are actively seeking funding and resources from concerned authorities and institutions. Their goal is to not only create a better future for the people of Pakistan but to also contribute to the global efforts towards combating climate change.

Overall, the "Clime Pakistan" project is a crucial step in the fight against climate change, and Perkash is determined to continue his efforts, along with his team, toward creating a more sustainable and livable future for all. The issue of climate change is of utmost importance, and all must take action now to address this pressing challenge. They welcome any support or collaboration from concerned authorities and institutions and look forward to making a positive impact on the world.

About the Millennium Fellow

Perkash Kumar, an aspiring leader, and globally competitive student at the Sukkur Institute of Business Administration (IBA) University in Pakistan have a passion for philanthropy and environmental conservation. Throughout his college journey, he has successfully organized various philanthropic projects and climate change awareness sessions, showcasing his exceptional leadership skills. Perkash has consistently demonstrated his dedication and hard work, resulting in several notable achievements.

Academically, Perkash has excelled, securing the first position in the Sukkur IBA Sindh Talent Hunt Program (2019), holding the highest CGPA (3.89/4) of the program's Zero and foundation semester, and being the 2nd runner-up in the IBA STHP Book Review Contest around 7000 students in the state (Sindh). He is also actively involved in campus life, serving as the Coordinator of the Sukkur IBA University's Public Speaking and Literary Society, and as a Writing Center Tutor at the Writing Resource Center. He had also been 1st runner-up of the on-campus Hult Prize Contest for the Year 2022 and Participated in the Asian Regional Contest hosted by the university of Nepal for his Social Business Venture aimed at creating employment opportunities in Pakistan. Perkash has received numerous accolades and recognitions, including being a scholar of the Karachi IBA's National Talent Hunt Program (batch 2018) -a well-known business school of the country, and participating in the 4-day Social Entrepreneurship and Akhuwat Immersion Program.

In addition to his academic achievements, Perkash has a wealth of non-academic experiences that have made a significant impact. He is a respected community leader and spiritual guide to over 10,000 followers and has won the Best Delegate award in Pakistan's first wilderness base camp, Markhor. Perkash is also a Peace Ambassador for the Pakistan Raqs-e-Aman Bydaar Society, promoting peace and harmony through Music, Mysticism, and Art. He has been recognized for his expertise in the field of FinTech, having received several certifications from internationally recognized institutions, and has been named an Aspire Leaders Alumni for 2023, a leadership program initiated by Harvard University.

With his exceptional skills, knowledge, and experiences, Perkash aspires to make a collective impact in the world, utilizing his expertise to bring about sustainable change. His mission is to contribute to the development of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals and make a positive difference in the world. He is determined to continue learning and growing, both professionally and personally, to achieve his goal of becoming a leader who can inspire and empower others to make a difference.

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