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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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Wednesday, September 15 • 10:00am - 11:00am
(REF S215) Science and SDG 2: Zero Hunger: Convened by GODAN

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SDG 2 Zero Hunger

The SDG 2 is a universal and urgent call for action by all countries – developed and developing - to end hunger, achieve food security and improve nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture by 2030. The goal, being adopted in 2015 is a follow-up of the partially achieved millennium goals.

Among others, this goal includes the end of hunger and ensure access to nutrition particularly by vulnerable people such as the poor and infants, the end of all forms of malnutrition, doubling the agricultural productivity, ensuring sustainable food production systems and maintaining the genetic diversity of seeds. The creativity, know-how, technology and financial resources from all of society is necessary to achieve SDG 2 in every context.

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Declan Kirrane

Chair Science Summit UNGA77, ISC
Declan Kirrane is the Founder and Managing Director of ISC Intelligence in Science, the chairman and managing director of the science Summit at the United Nations General assembly, and co-founder of Medicines for Future (MAF). He has over 25 years of experience as a global senior... Read More →
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André Laperrière

Executive Director, Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition
André Laperrière is an expert in international development, joined the GODAN initiative as its first Executive Director in September 2015. During his career, he has led numerous projects on behalf of large private corporations and international organisations, including the UN and... Read More →
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Suchith Anand

Chief Scientist, Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition
Dr Suchith Anand is Chief Scientist at the Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition. He is an internationally recognised expert in geospatial science, providing guidance and advice to governments and international organisations on open education, open data and open science policies... Read More →
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Vladislav Popov

Vice-rector, Agricultural University of Plovdiv
Prof. Vladislav Popov, PhD (contact person) is an acting Professor at the Dept. of Agroecology, Vice-rector of the AUP. Internationally recognised researcher, expert and adviser, experienced in executing high-profile (inter)national R&D projects in agroecology, organic agriculture... Read More →
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Ultan McCarthy

Researcher, WAterford Institute of Technology
Ultan is a lecturer and researcher in the Department of Science at Waterford Institute of Technology. His main areas of research focus on the use of smart digital technologies to reduce food waste across the supply chain. These technologies facilitate informed decision making across... Read More →
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Uchechi Anaduaka

Lecturer, Department of Economics University of Nigeria
Uchechi Shirley Anaduaka is a post-doctoral researcher at the Hong Kong Baptist University where she conducts research and teaches a General Education course on Poverty and Sustainable Development. She is also a lecturer in the Department of Economics, University of Nigeria, Nsukka... Read More →
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Dianna Smith

Lecturer, University of Southampton
Dr Smith is a lecturer in health geography and GIS, having previously held a fellowship in small-area estimation of health outcomes (MRC funded). She works across geography and public health in close collaboration with local governments to use secondary or administrative data to create... Read More →
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Lopamudra Patnaik Saxena

Research Fellow, Coventry University
Lopa is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Agroecology, Water, & Resilience in Coventry University (UK). Her current research is on sustainable and resilient food systems, with a focus on community food initiatives and their intersection with food and nutrition security, food citizenship... Read More →

Wednesday September 15, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am CEST