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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 22 • 3:30pm - 6:30pm
(REF SS22) South-South/North Science Capacity Building and Research Collaboration for the SDGs

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South-South/North  Science  Capacity  Building  and  Research  Collaboration  for
the SDGs
 


The United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation [UNOSSC] is a knowledge hub
providing advisory and consulting services that works to nurture South-South linkages
through research and analysis that inform intergovernmental dialogue, leading to policy
decisions on strategies and practical programmes essential to the deepening of South-South
cooperation.

Guided by the High-level Committee on South-South Cooperation, its policy work includes
advocating for the adoption of South-South approaches to development globally and in the
United Nations system. In this area, the activities of UNOSSC are designed to enable
developing countries to effectively face their development challenges and harness
opportunities to address them by improved collective problem-solving. Through a better
conceptual understanding of the real value of South-South cooperation efforts to achieve
internationally agreed development goals such as the Sustainable Development Goals can be
met.

The work of UNOSSC in this area also includes technical advice to United Nations Member
States and other partners on measures to integrate South-South and triangular cooperation
into the operational programmes and policy advisory services of the United Nations
Development Programme [UNDP] and United Nations country teams.

The majority of the policy work of UNOSSC is carried out through:
§ effective servicing of intergovernmental bodies, including the High-level Committee
(HLC) on South-South Cooperation (SSC), enabling policymakers to take informed
decisions on issues and strategies relevant to SSC in bilateral, regional,
intergovernmental and multilateral processes;

§ enhancing the effectiveness of United Nations system support, especially that of
UNDP, to SSC for development; and

§ assisting developing countries to integrate SSC into their national development
policies, strategies, and programmes.

Recognising the enormous scope for the contribution of science and innovation to the SSC
process, and the holistic collaboration of the South South with the North Professor Mammo
Muchie, Tshwane University of Technology, will lead a roundtable meeting within the context
of the UNGA76 Science Summit which will take place virtually from 14 September to 30
November 2021.

Entitled South-South/North Science Capacity Building and Research Collaboration for
Advancing the SDGs, the session will contribute to raising awareness of the contribution of
science, collaborative research and development and innovation to addressing the challenges
set out in the SDGs, and how responses can be developed, in particular, ensuring innovative
science capacity building across the South-South and connecting this process to North
initiatives for a truly global response. The session will look at the enabling policy and
regulatory environment impacting science performance. Regarding themes, the session will
be cross-thematic, focusing on environment and health, recognising the interplay between the
SDG Sunday science and innovation response mechanisms.

Ensuring access by the South-South community to scientific data at global level, including
ongoing research resources, patent data and information, best practice and use cases, as well as stimulating inclusive collaborations and in particular, promotion South-South actors in
North research initiatives, infrastructures and capacity building initiatives which support
science at the global level.


AGENDA  is attached as a document.

Speakers
avatar for Kurt Zatloukal

Kurt Zatloukal

Prof. of Pathology, Medical University of Graz
Kurt Zatloukal, M.D.  is professor of pathology at the Medical University of Graz, Austria and is head of the Diagnostic and Research Center for Molecular Biomedicine. His research focusses on molecular pathology of diseases as well as biobanking and related technologies. He coordinated... Read More →
avatar for Christine Zimmermann-Lössl

Christine Zimmermann-Lössl

Chairwoman, Association for Vertical Farming e.V.
Christine Zimmerman-Loessl has a background based on studying political science, sinology and philosophy at Munich University - which was the starting point for her interest in international work. She is a well-known speaker and advocate for indoor/vertical farming in the past 8 years... Read More →
avatar for Shahid A. Kamal

Shahid A. Kamal

Adviser, COMSTECH
Ambassador Shahid A. KamalAmbassador Kamal is Adviser (Climate Change) at the OIC (Organization Islamic Organization) Ministerial Standing Committee for Scientific & Technological Cooperation (COMSTECH). Ambassador Kamal is founder of COMSTECH Forum on Environment and Ecosystem Restoration... Read More →
avatar for Mammo Muchie

Mammo Muchie

Rated Research Professor, Tshwane University of Technology
Mammo Muchie received his primary and secondary education at St. John Elementary School and Fassildes High School [Gondar] respectively. Mammo topped the World Youth Forum Competition and was invited to USA in 1968 for pursuing high school education. Subsequently, he studied at DWhite... Read More →
avatar for Geci Karruri Sebina

Geci Karruri Sebina

Associate Professor, Wits School of Governance
Geci is an urban scholar-practitioner based in Johannesburg working in the intersection between people, place and technological change. She is a Visiting Associate Professor at the University of Witwatersrand where she is hosting the Civic Tech Innovation Network and setting up a... Read More →
avatar for Dean Armstrong

Dean Armstrong

Barrister, 36 Group
Dean Armstrong QC is a highly experienced practitioner specialising in Commercial Litigation; Cyber, Data & Technology law; Fraud Regulation and Investigations. Dean is currently instructed in four high profile worldwide class action cases, was an advisor to those involved in the... Read More →
avatar for Professor Lisa Short

Professor Lisa Short

Director, Hephaestus Collective
A preeminent innovator, systemic change digital analyst, strategist and design ecosystem thinker with vast international experience founding and managing multiple cross-jurisdictional companies and significant cutting-edge digital technology, value chain improvement projects, across... Read More →
avatar for Kevin Haines

Kevin Haines

Head of Social Policy, Bedford Row Capital plc
Following a successful and highly impactful academic career, including criminology, Professor Kevin Haines joined Bedford Row Capital as their Head of Social Policy. Kevin leads on all matters ESG and SDG’s for Bedford Row. This involves ensuring that Bedford Row internalises ESG... Read More →
avatar for Enrico Ferro

Enrico Ferro

LINKS Foundation
Enrico Ferro is the Director of Overtheblock.io, a LINKS Foundation's initiative focusing on the strategic implications of blockchain innovation. He regularly holds courses on innovation management at an international level on behalf of the United Nations where he is also a member of the Blockchain Expert Group. Dr Ferro has worked as... Read More →
avatar for Sandeep Kaur

Sandeep Kaur

Associate Professor, Central University of Punjab
Dr. Sandeep Kaur is Associate Professor & Head in the Department of Economic Studies at the Central University of Punjab, Bathinda, India. She owns eclectic research and teaching experience essentially in the fields of International Economics, Environmental Degradation, and Political... Read More →
avatar for Abdelkader Djeflat

Abdelkader Djeflat

Professor, University of Lille
Prof. Abdelkader Djeflat was appointed full Professor in Economics at the University of Oran in Algeria in 1992 where he held the position of Dean of the Faculty of Economics, Chairman of the Scientific Council and member of the Scientific Board of the Centre of Applied Economics... Read More →
avatar for Angathevar Baskaran

Angathevar Baskaran

Head, UM North South Research Centre, University of Malaya
Angathevar Baskaran is the Head of North South Research Centre (NSRC), and Associate Professor at Department of Development Studies, Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya. He is also a Senior Research Associate, SHARChI (Innovation Studies), Tshwane University... Read More →
avatar for Keun Lee

Keun Lee

Professor, snu
Keun Lee is a Professor of Economics at the Seoul National University (SNU), and Head of the Center for Comparative Economic Studies of SNU. He is also the Vice-chairman of the National Economic Advisory Council, which is a key advisory position for the President of Korea (Chairman... Read More →
avatar for Sheikh Fayaz Ahamad

Sheikh Fayaz Ahamad

Post-PhD Innovation Researcher, Zhejiang University
Sheikh Fayaz Ahamad (PhD) is a Post-PhD innovation researcher at the School of Management, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou-China. He works with Prof Xiaobo Wu on Secondary Innovations and Frugal Digital Innovations. He holds M.Phil and PhD from the Centre for Studies in Science Policy... Read More →
avatar for Fabian Dattner

Fabian Dattner

CEO, Dattner Group
Fabian Dattner is the founder and CEO of Dattner Group, a leadership consultancy specialising in cultural transformation, executive development, senior leadership development and working with women. Well-known as an inspiring leader, ethics commentator, and a leadership activist... Read More →
avatar for Julliet Makhapila

Julliet Makhapila

Change Maker, Transformational Leadership Trainer, Twitter @JNM1000
I love to help people, coach people and alsoembrace with all kinds of people as to where they are in their lives. I have a caring, compassionateand loyal attitude. I have seen and lived amongst disadvantaged people and believe this can bechanged around through will-power and self-development... Read More →
avatar for Rajesh GK

Rajesh GK

AFRICALICS, ASSIST, CRIS, South African Research Chair on Innovation Studies (SARChI)
Dr. Rajesh Gopalakrishnan Nair is an Innovation scholar, Development Practitioner and Technology-policy consultant based in India.  He holds a PhD in Economics and Masters and Bachelor’s Degrees in Agricultural Sciences. He specializes in Innovation Economics specifically Agricultural... Read More →
avatar for Edna Othiambo

Edna Othiambo

I am an ardent climate change professional with over a decade of experience in advancing resilience and securing sustainability. I have served across diverse sectors including government, non for profit, private sector and academia. Reinforced by my legal training, I focus on the... Read More →



Wednesday September 22, 2021 3:30pm - 6:30pm CEST