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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.
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Encieh Erfani

IASBS
Assistant Professor

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Encieh Erfani is an Assistant Professor of the Physics Department at the IASBS, Iran since Dec. 2015. She obtained her Ph.D. degree from Bonn University, Germany in 2012. Her research area is Theoretical Physics and in particular Cosmology. She is a Junior Associate of the ICTP, Italy since January 2017, a TWAS Young Affiliate member since 2018, and a Global Young Academy (GYA) member since 2021. She is an executive committee member of GYA, 2021/2022 and co-chair of the "Preservation of Science" task team "Science in Exile" project of TWAS/ISC/IAP. She was a visiting researcher at ICTP-SAIFR, Brazil under the TWAS fellowship, and also a Post-Doctoral fellow of the School of Physics in the IPM, Iran (Oct. 2012 - May 2015). She did also a one-year Postgraduate Diploma Programme of ICTP (2007-2008). She is the founder of the "Yar-e-Danesh Fund", 2019 which provides financial support to students. She is also on the board of directors of the Iranian Astronomy Society. Studying in three different countries, being familiar with four languages (English, French, Spanish, and German), working in several international institutes and universities, organizing many scientific activities (for the public) provided her with a unique set of skills to communicate, understand problems and find solutions. She is passionate about teaching, promoting science in public, helping young students especially females through international collaborations.
Tuesday, September 14
 

2:30pm CEST

 
Wednesday, September 15
 

3:00pm CEST

 
Thursday, September 16
 

4:00pm CEST

 
Friday, September 17
 

9:00am CEST

6:00pm CEST

 
Tuesday, September 21
 

5:00pm CEST

 
Wednesday, September 22
 

3:30pm CEST

 
Thursday, September 23
 

10:00am CEST

4:00pm CEST

5:00pm CEST

 
Friday, September 24
 

2:00pm CEST

3:00pm CEST

5:00pm CEST

6:00pm CEST

 
Monday, September 27
 

1:00pm CEST

5:00pm CEST

 
Tuesday, September 28
 

10:00am CEST

5:00pm CEST

 
Wednesday, September 29
 

8:00am CEST

 
Thursday, September 30
 

10:00am CEST

11:30am CEST

6:00pm CEST

 
Monday, October 4
 

9:00am CEST

 
Thursday, October 14
 

3:00pm CEST