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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 24 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
(REF S1124) Science and SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

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SDG 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities 
The SDG 11 is a universal and urgent call for action by all countries – developed and developing – to make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable by 2030. The goal, being adopted in 2015 is a follow-up of the partially achieved millennium goals.
Among others, this goal includes the insurance of access for all to adequate, safe and affordable housing, access to safe, affordable, accessible and sustainable transport systems, the reduction of the adverse per capita environmental impact of cities, and universal access to safe, inclusive and accessible, green and public spaces. The creativity, know-how, technology and financial resources from all of society is necessary to achieve SDG 11 in every context.

Speakers
avatar for Cyndi Coon

Cyndi Coon

Producing Director, Applied Futures Lab
Cyndi Coon serves as a Producing Director at the Applied Futures Lab, the Chief of Staff at the Threatcasting Lab, Producing Director at the Weaponized Narrative Initiative, and a producer for the office of the president at Arizona State University. Cyndi is the Founder and CEO of... Read More →
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Constant Cap

Senior Product Manager, Code for Africa
Constant Cap is the Senior Product Manager at Code for Africa’s ‘sensors.AFRICA' citizen science program. He has a Masters degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Nairobi, Kenya and an undergraduate Education degree in Geography and Mathematics from the same... Read More →
avatar for Mei Lin Fung

Mei Lin Fung

Convenor, MLF Associates Inc.
Actively working with the World Summit on the Information Society to make participation by women to the 50/50 level for speakers and participants by 2022. Chair and cofounder with Vint Cerf of the People Centered Internet, gave the keynote on Decade of Digital Transformation at t... Read More →
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Gabriel Shumba

Chief Marketing Officer, Group Shumba
S. Gabriel Shumba is an investor, author, fund manager, economic and structured finance expert. He is a leading expert on De-Risking solutions using urban investment strategies, advises asset management firms, and governments on economic development, and capital raising.Gabriel gained... Read More →



Friday September 24, 2021 5:00pm - 6:00pm CEST