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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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Monday, September 20 • 3:00pm - 4:45pm
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Speakers
avatar for Pascal Doh

Pascal Doh

Senior Researcher, Diaspora Academic Network for Africa
Dr. Pascal S. Doh is Founder of a Finland-Africa Platform for Innovation in 2019 and of A Europe-Africa Diaspora Professional Network. He is specialised in Higher Education (HE) Management and Governance and resident in Finland. He holds a Ph.D in Higher Education Management from... Read More →
avatar for Dhesigen Naidoo

Dhesigen Naidoo

South Africa, Water Research Commission
Dhesigen Naidoo is a leader, a scientist and an activist for social change. He has, as CEO, led the Water Research Commission(WRC), South Africa's dedicated national water and sanitation Innovation, Research and Development Agency since 2011. He has previously served in senior positions... Read More →
avatar for Yvonne Maingey

Yvonne Maingey

Lead, CaelKlima
avatar for Declan Kirrane

Declan Kirrane

Chair SSUNGA76, AERAP
Declan Kirrane is the founder and Managing Director of ISC Intelligence in Science in Brussels. He has more than 25 years of experience disseminating scientific and research activities in Europe and worldwide from organizations and governments. He has been involved in the dissemination... Read More →
avatar for Prof. Marleen Temmerman

Prof. Marleen Temmerman

Director, Aga Khan University, Kenya
Prof dr Marleen Temmerman is Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Aga Khan University Hospital and Director of the Center of Excellence in Women and Child Health, Aga Khan University (Nairobi, Kenya). Prior she was the Director of the Department of Reproductive Health... Read More →
avatar for Layih Butake

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 →



Monday September 20, 2021 3:00pm - 4:45pm CEST