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Welcome to the Science Summit at UNGA76, a major contribution to advancing Science for the UN SDGs. Online from 14- September - 5 October 2021.
ISC will organise the second edition of the UNGA76 Science Summit around the 76th United Nations General Assembly (SSUNGA76) in September 2021. The objective of the virtual meeting will be to raise awareness of the role and contribution of science to the attainment of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. It will demonstrate initiatives that provide models for global science mechanisms and activities in support of the SDGs, particularly in science infrastructure and capacity building. Science is and will enable sustainable economic, environmental, and societal development. Science is more than a funding prioritisation exercise: science is impacting all areas of policy-making and is playing a more critical role in how policy objectives are achieved and the consequent benefit to people everywhere, including responses to global challenges.
Engagement with policy leadership is more important than ever: UNGA76 is a unique forum for science to demonstrate how policy and political leadership can benefit from innovation. Central to this is the role of nonstate actors and the multilateral fora, which increasingly determine how priorities are set. Science needs to be part of this dialogue and inform outputs through thought leadership, evidence, insights, analysis, and innovation.

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Michelle Howard

Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna
Professor of Art and Architecture

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Michelle Howard is an architect, professor, author, researcher and consultant. She is a professor of art and architecture at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna since 2007, and head of the Platform for Construction, Materials and Technology - which resolutely embraces the heuristic path of empirical experimentation and the intelligence of making by exploring the dextrous movements of the human hand and its synergy with body and brain. Works on revealing and counteracting Gender Bias in the Built Environment while exploring the paths technology might have taken had the skills of women been given greater value. She directs a practice called, constructconcept, committed to time, construction and the environment with an increasing emphasis on Maintenance Repair and Regeneration. Her Stacked House, in Berlin, Weissensee, won the KFW award for sustainable building in 2014 and cost less than €1,000/m2. Much of her career prior to academia has been spent collaborating with some of the most important Architectural practices in the world. Notably with the Renzo Piano Building Workshop in France, Italy and Germany in the 90s and subsequently leading two seminal projects for the Office for Metropolitan Architecture, the Dutch embassy in Berlin and the Casa da Musica in Porto. She is an active member of wirmachendas, founded in 2015 by 100 women from the worlds of art, academia and public life. Now a growing alliance of numerous initiatives, individuals and institutions and united by the common goal of facing up to the challenge of worldwide migration with humanity and expertise.
Tuesday, September 14

12:00pm CEST

2:30pm CEST

Thursday, September 16

4:00pm CEST

Friday, September 17

9:00am CEST

6:00pm CEST

Monday, September 20

3:00pm CEST

Tuesday, September 21

3:00pm CEST

Friday, September 24

5:00pm CEST