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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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Friday, September 17 • 9:00am - 11:00am
(REF S417) Science for SDG 4: Quality Education

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9:00 Welcome
9:05 Opening Keynote Education & Technology Vindhya C. India - Founder of "On That Job"
9:15 Introducing a series of Fireside Chats 
9:20 African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) - Layih Butake - Senegal
9:40 Human Trafficking, Education and the development of AI and Data for Good - Nicole Patrice deMember, CEO Indais
10:00 Science for Quality Education Dr. Jaagz Bajaj, UNESCO Focal Point
10:20 Participant Q&A
10:30 Closing Keynote IQ EQ DQ - New Intelligence in the AI Age - Dr Yuhyun Park
10:50 Closing remarks by speakers - moderated by Mei Lin
11:00 Close



SDG 4 Quality Education
The SDG 4 is a universal and urgent call for action by all countries – developed and developing - to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all by 2030. The goal, being adopted in 2015 is a follow-up of the partially achieved millennium goals.
Among others, this goal includes free access to primary and secondary education for all boys and girls, access to adequate pre-school child care, as well as the elimination of all gender disparities in the access to education. The creativity, know-how, technology and financial resources from all of society is necessary to achieve SDG 4 in every context

Speakers
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Vindhya C

Founder, OnThatJob
Vindhya is the founder of OnThatJob - A cohort based learning program that empowers people to have the best outcome at a tech career they choose. In addition to this she is a senior product manager at Pexels ( A Canva owned company). She is very well known among the tech ecosystem... Read More →
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Nicole Patrice deMember

CEO, INDAIS
Nicole Patrice De Member is the Co-Founder of INDAIS with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Skilled in Early Stage Investment, Entrepreneurship, Venture Capital, Peer Mentoring, Artificial Intelligence  and Databases.
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Dr. Yuhyun Park

Founder, Chair, CEO, DQ Institute
Dr. Yuhyun Park is a world-leading expert in digital skills and child online safety. She created the Digital Intelligence (DQ) concept and framework, which is the world’s first global standards and a common framework for digital literacy, skills, and readiness (IEEE 3527.1) which... Read More →
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Layih Butake

Senior Outreach Mgr & Ag Communications Director, The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) Senegal
Dr Layih Butake is a versatile, creative, communications professional with ten years of progressively responsible experience in not-for-profit communications, research and project management. Holder of a Master’s in Corporate Communication, a PhD in Performing Arts and Cinematography... Read More →
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Jaagz Bajaj

Focal Point, UNESCO
Social CareerA Globalist who enjoys challenges - that summarizes me perfectly in a single sentence. Political & Communications consultant with over 20 years of public affairs/ corporate affairs experience from Europe, the US, Canada, Asia, and the rest of the World. Lobbying, branding... Read More →



Friday September 17, 2021 9:00am - 11:00am CEST