The application for 2020 Millennium Fellowship was opened in August 1, 2019 for undergraduate university students across the world and closed in April 30, 2020. Selections after due screening saw 25 students from the University of Ibadan and a thousand plus others selected as this year’s Millennium Fellows.
A thousand four hundred and thirty-eight (1,438) students from 80 campuses, across 20 countries, in all continents of the world were selected this year. 15,159 young leaders across the world applied to join the class of 2020 on 1,458 campuses across 135 nations in the world. Only 6% of this total number were selected. 16 universities were selected from Nigeria (including UNIBEN, NSSUKA, UNILAG, ABU, OAU and BABCOCK) out of the total 30 African University Campuses selected, a whopping 50.3% in Africa.
The class of 2020 have fellows who are collectively advancing Sustainable Development Goals (most frequently listed: SDG 3 – Good Health & Well-being) and every United Nations Academic Impact Principle (most frequently listed: UNAI Principle 9 – Sustainability) across the world.
The Class of 2020 UI includes:
As Millennium Fellows, they will participate in a semester-long leadership development program to improve their student organizing, partnership building and community impact skills. For example, at the University of Ilorin, Millennium Fellows are advancing SDG 5: Gender Equality through a grassroots movement to stop child marriage. At the University of Duke, United States, Fellows are using internet technology to bridge the gap between climate change media and ordinary people who want to make a difference. They use the internet to educate ordinary people on what they can do daily and in their spare time to reduce carbon footprints and ultimately save the earth in their own way. This is to mention a few of the activities happening in other campuses. As Millennium Fellows, they would also have opportunities to build a strong global network, learn from a global space and make world impact in their own sphere.
Learn more about Sustainable Development Goals HERE.