Anant Fellow Jeremiah Thoronka bags the Global Student prize of $100,000

Ahmedabad: Jeremiah Thoronka, an Anant Fellow of Climate Action at Anant National University, is awarded the Global Student Prize 2021 of $100,000 by at UNESCO’s headquarters in Paris.

A student from Sierra Leone, Jeremiah is awarded the prize in recognition of making a real impact on learning through clean energy invention. He invented a device that uses kinetic energy from the traffic and pedestrians to generate clean power.

An advocate of renewable energy solutions, he has been actively researching, developing and designing various innovations such as solar systems and cold chain logistics elements for efficient cooling systems. He has authored numerous energy-related articles and has received numerous international accolades including, Commonwealth Youth Award for Excellence in Development 2021 – Africa, the United Nations (UN) Academic Impact Millennium Fellow, United Nations, and the Millennium Campus Network, among others.

Anant Fellowship for Climate Action, a unique one-year global programme focusing on climate change solutions, boasts an eclectic mix of climate solutionaries across geographical locations, professions and age groups. The current cohort comprises 24 Fellows from 13 countries across various domains, including microbiology research, biodiversity conservation, AI and data science, environmental activism, corporate sustainability, agriculture and marine ecosystems, and many more. It is committed to strengthening the global climate action community by bringing together climate experts such as faculty members, mentors, alumni and partners on a common platform to engage in meaningful dialogue, learning and collaboration.

The Fellowship is looking for expanding its network of climate change solutionaries and is inviting applications to join the one of its kind programme to build sustainable solutions.

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