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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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Constant Cap

Code for Africa
Senior Product Manager
Constant Cap is the Senior Product Manager at Code for Africa’s ‘sensors.AFRICA' citizen science program. He has a Masters degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Nairobi, Kenya and an undergraduate Education degree in Geography and Mathematics from the same. He writes and comments about urban planning issues online and in local and global media and on his blog www.africancityplanner.com. Born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya he is passionate about the planning issues facing African Cities. He has a deep interest in sustainable mobility, urban resilience and inclusive planning. He sits on the Socially Just Public Transport Working Group, which has been key in advocating for a socially just approach towards urban mobility in Kenya. He is also involved in the Equitable Mobility for City Health and Wellbeing research project, which seeks to understand the urban infrastructure and mobility interactions of vulnerable groups in space and time. He has also been involved in several projects in the urban planning and transportation space including expert advisory and support to the Nairobi NMT knowledge lab, advisor and mentor at the transformative urban mobility accelerator project and a site project leader at the Implementing Creative Methodologies in Integrated Sustainable Transport research project. He has also been involved in other advocacy projects that touch on urban evictions, transparency and accountability in physical planning and solid waste management. He is a Graduate Member of the Town and County Planners Association of Kenya and a member of the International Society of Urban and Regional Planners (ISOCARP). He has previously worked at the Strathmore University Advancement Office and as the Executive Director of Kilimani Project Foundation. Constant is also a director and convener at Naipolitans, a ‘think and do’ tank within the Nairobi urban planning space.