ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2018
United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In the three months the application was open in 2018, students applied to join the Class of 2018 on 285 campuses across 57 nations. 30 campuses worldwide (just 11%) were selected to host the 530 Millennium Fellows in the global pilot this year.
The Class of 2018 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. Millennium Fellows' Projects are projected to positively impact the lives of over 310,000 people worldwide this year.
“I am excited to be a part of such a zealous group of young academics. I hope our work to localize SDG will help boost interest and hopes in our community in Philadelphia.”
Millennium Fellowship Project
Sustainable Solutions is a Spring 2019 competition that will invite Penn students and Philadelphia high school students to tackle the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the context of Penn and Philadelphia (in a process known as "localizing the SDGs") .In the 4 months during the fellowship, Sustainable Solutions team will be working closely with their competition partners to broadcast the competition, host training/information sessions to educate competitors on how to localize the SDGs, and provide the necessary resources for each competitor.
About the Millennium Fellow
Born and Raised in Johannesburg, South Africa, Grace's focus was always on sustainability when the people around her deemed it not an important issue. Now an undergrad studying Environmental Management and Sustainability major with minors in Urban Studies and Fine Arts at the University of Pennsylvania, she is set on changing people's mindsets at home and abroad. She has studied on three different continents and hopes that this exposure will help her to asses the approaches to SDG through a more diverse cultural lens.
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