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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.

Registration is available here.

Featured Speakers

avatar for Regina Nthenya

Regina Nthenya

AOSK Health Association coordinator
avatar for Bernd Halling

Bernd Halling

Bayer AG
International Policy
avatar for Bethelhem Girma

Bethelhem Girma

Ethiopian Space Science and Technology Institute and EA-ROAD office
Assistant Researcher
avatar for David DeAngelis

David DeAngelis

Dell Technologies Corporation
Global Healthcare GM

Brian McCollow

US-Chad Investment Council
avatar for Yassamina Meddi

Yassamina Meddi

University of Sciences & Technology Houari Boumediene USTHB
Assistant Professor - Researcher Geosciences - MiXtura NGO
avatar for Ola El Zein

Ola El Zein

Director Of Medical Library
avatar for Worms, Patrick

Worms, Patrick

Senior Science Policy Advisor
avatar for Dr Nikiwe Bam

Dr Nikiwe Bam

NPB SMT Academy
avatar for Antonella Cardone

Antonella Cardone

European Cancer Patient Coalition (ECPC)
avatar for Kirsty Grogan

Kirsty Grogan

Energy for Humanity
avatar for George Church

George Church

Harvard University Wyss Institute
avatar for Professor Sir Peter Gluckman

Professor Sir Peter Gluckman

International Science Council
President -Elect
avatar for Oskar Mencer

Oskar Mencer

avatar for Mark Ferguson

Mark Ferguson

Science Foundation Ireland
Director General


avatar for Teisberg, Elizabeth

Teisberg, Elizabeth

, Dell Medical School and McCombs School of Business University of Texas, Austin
Cullen Trust Distinguished University Chair of Value-Based Care...
avatar for Amanda Burke (Invited)

Amanda Burke (Invited)

U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC)

Beth Dunford (Invited)

Agriculture, Human and Social Development
Vice President

Matthew Gamser (Invited)

International Finance Corporation
Chief Executive Officer
avatar for Office of Astronomy for Development (OAD)

Office of Astronomy for Development (OAD)

IAU Office of Astronomy for Development
avatar for FAATIHA AAYAT


Founder and CEO
avatar for Lucienne Abrahams

Lucienne Abrahams

LINK Centre, Wits University
Head of Centre
avatar for Tanya Abrahamse

Tanya Abrahamse

Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
Chair of Board
avatar for Folashade Adeyemo

Folashade Adeyemo

University of Reading
avatar for Djime Adoum

Djime Adoum

Sahel Coalition
Director General
avatar for Samuel Adunreke

Samuel Adunreke

Innovea Hubs and Innovea Development Foundation
CEO and Executive President
avatar for Sheikh Fayaz Ahamad

Sheikh Fayaz Ahamad

Zhejiang University
Post-PhD Innovation Researcher
avatar for Ayman Ahmed

Ayman Ahmed

Egyptian Space Agency
Team leader Space Imaging Department
avatar for Omar Al-Jarrah

Omar Al-Jarrah

Arab Open University
Vice President
avatar for Kata Alfoldi

Kata Alfoldi

science policy officer, global networking task leader
avatar for Pedro Alonso

Pedro Alonso

World Health Organization (WHO)
Director Global Malaria Programme
avatar for Naeem Altaf

Naeem Altaf

IBM Distinguished Engineer & CTO Space Tech
avatar for Frauke Alves

Frauke Alves

Max-Planck-Institute of Experimenetal Medicine
Research Leader
avatar for Uchechi Anaduaka

Uchechi Anaduaka

Department of Economics University of Nigeria
avatar for Suchith Anand

Suchith Anand

Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition
Chief Scientist
avatar for Celine Andrien

Celine Andrien

avatar for Karina Angelieva

Karina Angelieva

Ministry of Education and Science Bulgaria
avatar for Fabri Anthea

Fabri Anthea

Malta Council for Science and Technology
Director, Horizon Unit/ Horizon 2020 National NCP Coordinator
avatar for Dave Applegate

Dave Applegate

U.S. Geological Survey
Associate Director for Natural Hazards
avatar for Rolf Apweiler

Rolf Apweiler

Director, Senior Scientist
avatar for Dia-Eddin Arafah

Dia-Eddin Arafah

Higher Council for Science and Technology
Secretary General
avatar for Dean Armstrong

Dean Armstrong

36 Group
avatar for Christos Arvanitidis

Christos Arvanitidis

Lifewatch ERIC
avatar for Valeria Arza

Valeria Arza

National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET)
senior researcher in science, technology and innovation policy
avatar for Sonal Asgotraa

Sonal Asgotraa

Program Leader
avatar for Yaqoub Ashhab

Yaqoub Ashhab

Palestine-Korea Biotechnology Center, Palestine Polytechnic University

José Manuel Ávila-Castuera

LifeWatch ERIC
AgroEcology Officer
avatar for Roya Ayazi

Roya Ayazi

NEREUS aisbl
Secretary General
avatar for Dr Nkechikwu Azinge

Dr Nkechikwu Azinge

University of Lincoln
Senior Lecturer
avatar for Jaagz Bajaj

Jaagz Bajaj

Focal Point

Manica Balasegaram

Global Antibiotic Research & Development Partnership (GARDP), Switzerland
avatar for Mark Bale

Mark Bale

Genomics England, DHSC
Senior Civil Servant
avatar for Lino Barañao

Lino Barañao

Scientific Advisor
avatar for Dr. Domingos Barbosa

Dr. Domingos Barbosa

Instituto de Telecomunicações
Senior Researcher
avatar for Xavier Barcons

Xavier Barcons

European Southern Observatory (ESO)
Director - General

Brendan Barnes

Director IP & Data Protection
avatar for Bailor Barrie

Bailor Barrie

Partners in Health-Sierra Leone
Executive Director
avatar for Boubakar Barry

Boubakar Barry

avatar for Angathevar Baskaran

Angathevar Baskaran

University of Malaya
Head, UM North South Research Centre
avatar for Alberto Basset

Alberto Basset

LifeWatch ERIC
Interim Head
avatar for Riccardo Bassiri

Riccardo Bassiri

Stanford University
Senior Research Scientist, Ginzton Laboratory, Stanford University
avatar for Antonio Batel

Antonio Batel

Executive Director
avatar for Yaw Bediako

Yaw Bediako

Yemaachi Biotech
avatar for Rahel Belete

Rahel Belete

Kilimanjaro Innovation Hub
Co-founder & Managing Director
avatar for Simon Bergman

Simon Bergman

M&C Saatchi
avatar for Stefano Bertuzzi

Stefano Bertuzzi

American Society of Micrombiology
avatar for Andrew V. Biankin

Andrew V. Biankin

University of Glasgow
avatar for Chandrashekhar Biradar

Chandrashekhar Biradar

Country Director and Chief of Party
avatar for Luc Janssens de Bisthoven

Luc Janssens de Bisthoven

Royal Belgian Institute for Natural Sciences
Program coordinator of CEBioS
avatar for Oliver Blantern

Oliver Blantern

Impact Rooms
Founder & CEO
avatar for Gilles Bloch

Gilles Bloch

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
avatar for Clovis Borges

Clovis Borges

Wildlife Research and Environmental Education Society - SPVS
Executive Director
avatar for Jean-Pierre Bourguignon

Jean-Pierre Bourguignon

Honorary Professor
avatar for Jeffrey Braithwaite

Jeffrey Braithwaite

Australian Institute of Health Innovation
Founding Director
avatar for Dr. David Bray

Dr. David Bray

Bipartisan Commission on the Geopolitical Impacts of New Technologies and Data
Executive Director
avatar for Willo Brock,

Willo Brock,

FIND, the global alliance for diagnostics
Director of External Affairs
avatar for Ronald de Bruin

Ronald de Bruin

avatar for Jean-Claude Burgelman

Jean-Claude Burgelman

Frontiers Policy Lab
Professor of Open Science Policies and Practices, Free University of...
avatar for Leonard Burtscher

Leonard Burtscher

Astronomers for Planet Earth
International coordinator
avatar for Layih Butake

Layih Butake

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) Senegal
Senior Outreach Mgr & Ag Communications Director
avatar for Cheludo Tinaye Butale

Cheludo Tinaye Butale

Cyprus International University
avatar for Vindhya C

Vindhya C

avatar for Luis Cadenas

Luis Cadenas

avatar for Alex Cahana

Alex Cahana

avatar for Ruth  Callaway

Ruth Callaway

Swansea University
Senior research scientist, Biosciences
avatar for Constant Cap

Constant Cap

Code for Africa
Senior Product Manager
avatar for Arturo Casadevall

Arturo Casadevall

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Professor of Molecular Microbiology & Immunology
avatar for Rosa Castro

Rosa Castro

Federation of European Academies of Medicine
Senior Scientific Policy Officer
avatar for Javier Castroviejo-Bolívar

Javier Castroviejo-Bolívar

Amigos de Doñana
avatar for Mario Cervantes

Mario Cervantes

Senior Economist in the OECD’s Science and Technology Policy...
avatar for Chaves Chaparro, Juliana

Chaves Chaparro, Juliana

Senior consultant, President of MiXtura
avatar for June L. Chen

June L. Chen

Department of Special Education at East China Normal University (ECNU)
Associate Professor and the Deputy Director
avatar for Harun Cicek

Harun Cicek

Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL)
Senior Scientist
avatar for Michel Claessens

Michel Claessens

Free University of Brussels
avatar for Francesca Colombo

Francesca Colombo

Health Division at OECD
avatar for Francisco Colomer

Francisco Colomer

Joint Institute for VLBI ERIC
avatar for Cyndi Coon

Cyndi Coon

Applied Futures Lab
Experiential Futurist
avatar for George Crooks

George Crooks

DHI Scotland
avatar for Sally Cudmore

Sally Cudmore

University College Cork
avatar for Myrna Cunningham

Myrna Cunningham

Fund for the Development of Indigenous Peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean (FILAC)
President and Chair of the Board of Directors
avatar for Martin Curley

Martin Curley

Digital Transformation and Open Innovation at Health Service Executive
avatar for Susan Daenke

Susan Daenke

Hub Coordinator

Gordon Dalton

Centre for Marine and Renewable Energy Ireland (MaREI)
GRRIP Project
avatar for Juanjo Dañobeitia

Juanjo Dañobeitia

Director General
avatar for Carina Dantas

Carina Dantas

SHINE 2Europe
avatar for Fabian Dattner

Fabian Dattner

Dattner Group
avatar for Maria Teresa García de Dávila

Maria Teresa García de Dávila

Garrahan Foundation
avatar for Rachel Decelis

Rachel Decelis

En-sure Ltd
Senior Environmental Consultant
avatar for Manuel Delgado-Baquerizo

Manuel Delgado-Baquerizo

University Pablo de Olavide,
LifeWatch Spain
avatar for Karen DeMatteo

Karen DeMatteo

Washington University in St. Louis / WildCare Institute - Saint Louis Zoo
Senior Lecturer & Research Scientist / Research Associate
avatar for David Denyer

David Denyer

Cranfield School of Management
Professor of Leadership and Organizational Change
avatar for Thomas Dermine

Thomas Dermine

Government of Belgium
Secretary of State for Science Policy, Belgium
avatar for Greetchen Díaz-Muñoz

Greetchen Díaz-Muñoz

Ciencia Puerto Rico
Director of the Science Education Program and Community Partnerships
avatar for Abdelkader Djeflat

Abdelkader Djeflat

University of Lille
avatar for Pascal Doh

Pascal Doh

Diaspora Academic Network for Africa
Senior Researcher
avatar for Tim Donohue

Tim Donohue

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Ira Baldwin and UW Foundation Fetzer-Bascom Professor of Bacteriology
avatar for Mafini Dosso

Mafini Dosso

European Commission JRC
Project leader
avatar for Ruxandra Draghia-Akli

Ruxandra Draghia-Akli

Johnson & Johnson Global Public Health R&D, USA
Global Head
avatar for Kamal Kant Dwivedi

Kamal Kant Dwivedi

RBEF, Amity University
Senior Vice President
avatar for James Ehrlich

James Ehrlich

ReGen Villages
avatar for Co-convenor: Damian Eke

Co-convenor: Damian Eke

De Montfort University, Leicester
Research Fellow
avatar for Islam Abou El-Magd

Islam Abou El-Magd

Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research
Advisor to the Minister
avatar for Mike Elliot

Mike Elliot

University of Hull, UK
avatar for Debra Elmegreen

Debra Elmegreen

IAU President
avatar for Tobias J. Erb

Tobias J. Erb

Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Biology
avatar for Thomas Esch

Thomas Esch

German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Project Manager, Team Leader
avatar for Abeje Eshete

Abeje Eshete

Forest Research Institute
Director of Ecosystem management
avatar for Hani Eskandar

Hani Eskandar

Senior Coordinator - Digital Services

Cecilia Ugaz Estrada

Director Gender Office
avatar for Lawrence  Ezemonye

Lawrence Ezemonye

avatar for Jacqueline Fabius

Jacqueline Fabius

Quantitative Biosciences Institute
Chief Operating Officer
avatar for Michael Fagbohun

Michael Fagbohun

avatar for Peter Fagerstrom

Peter Fagerstrom

Teach millions
avatar for Farida Fassi

Farida Fassi

Mohammed V University
avatar for Sri Fatmawati

Sri Fatmawati

Indonesian Young Academy of Sciences (ALMI)
avatar for Robin Fears

Robin Fears

Federation of European Academies of Medicine (FEAM)
avatar for Orla Feely

Orla Feely

University College Dublin
Professor/Vice President for Research, Innovation & Impact (VPRII)
avatar for Yon Fernandez-Larrinoa

Yon Fernandez-Larrinoa

Team Leader
avatar for Enrico Ferro

Enrico Ferro

LINKS Foundation
avatar for Silvia Figueira

Silvia Figueira

Santa Clara University
Assistant Dean
avatar for Inmaculada Figueroa

Inmaculada Figueroa

Ministry of Science and Innovation of Spain
Deputy Director General
avatar for Marisa Fisher

Marisa Fisher

Michigan State University
Associate Professor
avatar for Malcolm ​ Fisk

Malcolm ​ Fisk

De Montfort University
Professor of Ageing and Digital Health
avatar for Kenneth Fleming

Kenneth Fleming

The Lancet Commission on Diagnostics
avatar for Tim Flink

Tim Flink

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
avatar for Monika Frenzel

Monika Frenzel

French National Research Agency (L'Agence Nationale de la Recherche, ANR)
International Coordinator in the Biology and Health department
avatar for Anna Fumarola

Anna Fumarola

Women for Africa Foundation
Senior Project Manager
avatar for Mei Lin Fung

Mei Lin Fung

People Centered Internet
avatar for Mattia Prayer Galletti

Mattia Prayer Galletti

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), a specialised agency of the United Nations
avatar for Kenisha Garnett

Kenisha Garnett

avatar for Dr. Martha Gayoye

Dr. Martha Gayoye

Keele University
Teaching Fellow
avatar for Eric Gilson

Eric Gilson

Côte d´Azur University
university professor-hospital practitioner
avatar for Rajesh GK

Rajesh GK

AFRICALICS, ASSIST, CRIS, South African Research Chair on Innovation Studies (SARChI)

Pedro Manuel Monreal Gonzalez

Social and Human Sciences Sector
avatar for Lizbeth Goodman

Lizbeth Goodman

chair/full professor
avatar for Kevin Govender

Kevin Govender

IAU Office of Astronomy for Development
avatar for Madhav Govind

Madhav Govind

Jawaharlal Nehru University
avatar for Gasiza Deborah Grace

Gasiza Deborah Grace

Rwanda Space Agency
Satellite communication specialist
avatar for Teresa Graham

Teresa Graham

Roche Pharmaceuticals
Head of Global Product Strategy
avatar for Alex Grech

Alex Grech

3CL Foundation
avatar for Christian Gruber

Christian Gruber

Innophore GmbH
avatar for Akhilesh Gupta

Akhilesh Gupta

Senior Adviser in DST heading Policy Coordination
avatar for Ogan Gurel

Ogan Gurel

avatar for Jens Gutzmer

Jens Gutzmer

Helmholtz-Institute Freiberg for Resource Technolog
avatar for Jens Habermann

Jens Habermann

Biobanking and Biomolecular Resources Research Infrastructure (BBMRI ERIC)
Director General
avatar for Stefan Alexander Haffner

Stefan Alexander Haffner

German Aerospace Center - DLR
Senior Scientific Officer
avatar for Kevin Haines

Kevin Haines

Bedford Row Capital plc
Head of Social Policy
avatar for Jo Handelsman

Jo Handelsman

Wisconsin Institute for Discovery
Wisconsin Institute
avatar for Christian Happi

Christian Happi

African Center of Excellence for Genomics of infectious Diseases (ACEGID)
avatar for Jim Harris

Jim Harris

Cranfield University
avatar for Martina Hartl

Martina Hartl

Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research (BMBWF) Austria
Deputy Head of Unit International Cooperation
avatar for Dap Hartmann

Dap Hartmann

Delft University of Technology
Associate Professor
avatar for Simon Harwood

Simon Harwood

Cranfield University
Director Defence and Security, Managing Director CDSS Ltd., Chairman...
avatar for Nazar Hassan

Nazar Hassan

UNESCO Regional Office for Science for the Arab States
Senior Science Specialist
avatar for Peter Heffernan

Peter Heffernan

EU Horizon Europe Mission Board for Healthy Oceans, Seas, Coastal & Inland Waters.
avatar for Manuel Manuel Heitor

Manuel Manuel Heitor

Government of Portugal
Minister for Science, Technology and Higher Education, Portugal
avatar for Mohammad Herzallah

Mohammad Herzallah

Al-Quds University
avatar for Nat Hill

Nat Hill

M&C Saatchi World Services
avatar for Isabelle Hippolyte

Isabelle Hippolyte

ANR, France
avatar for Raphael Hirschi

Raphael Hirschi

Keele University, ChETEC COST Action chair
avatar for Murray Hitzman

Murray Hitzman

avatar for Susan E. Horton

Susan E. Horton

University of Waterloo
avatar for Martine HOSSAERT


Centre for Functional and Evolutionary Ecology in Montpellier
Senior Scientist
avatar for Margaret Jesang Hutchinson

Margaret Jesang Hutchinson

University of Nairobi
AVC Research, Innovation and Enterprise
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