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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.
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Thursday, September 23 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm
(REF IK23) Indigenous Knowledge Research Infrastructure (IKRI) to Support the Implementation of UN Food System Summit (FSS) Action Area: “Support Means of Implementation”, including addressing SDG 10 to Reduce inequalities.

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Indigenous Knowledge Research Infrastructure (IKRI) 
To Support the Implementation of UN Food System Summit (23 September 2021)  Action Area: “Support Means of Implementation”, including addressing SDG 10 to Reduce inequalities and support the digital transition
As part of the Summit of the UN Food Systems Summit, CANEUS, together with the Fund for the Development of Indigenous Peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean (FILAC), United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), The International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), The Africa-Europe Science and Innovation Platform (AERAP) and the LifeWatch ERIC Biodiversity and Ecosystems Services Research Infrastructure, will organise a session titled ‘Integration of Frontier Technologies and Indigenous Knowledge for Food Systems Transformation’ online on 23 September 2021 at 14:00 hours.
The session will launch the “Global Research Initiative and Knowledge Repository to integrate Indigenous Knowledge into the Food Systems”.
The initiative and related repository have the following objectives:
  • Sensitising decision making about the use of IK in food systems;
  • Trigger Public-Private interest and develop entrepreneurship;
  • Protect geographic set up of indigenous systems;
  • Link IK with biodiversity knowledge systems
  • Establish producer to consumer connection;
  • Technology transfer for the benefit of indigenous people, as well as the food systems.
The meeting will demonstrate how Indigenous knowledge (IK) is critical for Food Systems. It adds diversity, enhances nutrition, improves immune and health, has environmentally sound practices that are resilient to risks and disasters, and is climate-sensitive.

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Gabriel Muyuy Jacanamejoy

Technical Secretary, FILAC
He was Vice President of the Indigenous Organization of Colombia (ONIC) between 1990 and 1991. He was Senator of the Colombian Republic, for two legislative periods (from 1991 to 1998), he was very involved in areas of Environment where the territorial rights of indigenous peoples... Read More →
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Worms, Patrick

Senior Science Policy Advisor, ICRAF
Patrick Worms, a Cambridge-educated molecular geneticist, represents CIFOR-ICRAF, the Centre for International Forestry Research and World Agroforestry, to policy makers, donors and corporate partners in Europe and beyond.Patrick’s interests sit at the nexus of land restoration... Read More →
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Chandrashekhar Biradar

Country Director and Chief of Party, CIFOR-ICRAF
Currently,  Country Director -India, and Chief of Party, CIFOR-ICRAF, Asia Continental Program, the Centre for International Forestry Research and the World Agroforestry Center.  Dr. Biradar is a landscape ecologist with broad experience in executing agroecosystem research and outreach... Read More →
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Juan Miguel González-Aranda

CTO, LifeWatch ERIC
Currently LifeWatch ERIC Chief Technology Officer and Director for Spain. ERIC FORUM Executive Board Member representing the ENVRI cluster, and former Chair of ERIC FORUM too.As e-Biodiversity expert holding a PhD. Engineer on Telecommunications, and Industrial Organization-Enterprise... Read More →
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Karina Angelieva

Adviser, Ministry of Education and Science Bulgaria
Karina Angelieva is a former Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Bulgaria. In her current position as an Adviser to the Interim Government, she is covering a large portfolio, including European and national policies and programmes in R&I, including Horizon Europe, Erasmus... Read More →
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Shirishkumar Ravan

Dr Shirish Ravan works for the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs in Vienna, Austria. He coordinates activities of the United Nations Platform for Space-based Information for Disaster Management and Emergency Response (UN-SPIDER) in Asia and the Pacific. He holds a bachelor... Read More →
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Yon Fernandez-Larrinoa

Team Leader, UN FAO
Yon Fernandez-de-Larrinoa is the Team Leader of the FAO Indigenous Peoples Team. An Agricultural Economist from the UAM of Madrid with a MABD on entitlements and food security. He joined FAO in 1998, having worked in the Policy Assistance Division; the Investment Center; and in the... Read More →
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Milind Pimprikar

CANEUS, Founder & Chairman and IKRI
Dr. Milind Pimprikar, Founder & Chairman, CANEUSDr Milind Pimprikar, a “Global citizen”, is an influential network builder connecting the “haves” and “have-nots”, with a proven track record of transitioning innovative technologies-based solutions to serve humanity’s... Read More →
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Mattia Prayer Galletti

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), a specialised agency of the United Nations
Mattia Prayer Galletti is the Lead Technical Specialist at the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), focusing on Indigenous Peoples and Tribal Issues.Prayer Galletti joined IFAD in 1988. For more than twenty years, he has worked as Country Programme Manager in the... Read More →
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Simona Di Pippo

Director, United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs, UNOOSA
Ms. Simona Di Pippo, Director, United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs, UNOOSA UNOOSA Director, Ms. Simonetta Di Pippo, maintains responsibility for the Office's management and administration, provides strategic guidance to its work and ensures that it is implemented in accordance... Read More →
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Myrna Cunningham

President and Chair of the Board of Directors, Fund for the Development of Indigenous Peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean (FILAC)
Dr. Myrna Cunningham, President and Chair of the Board of Directors of the Fund for the Development of Indigenous Peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean (FILAC).As one of the best-known figures of the global indigenous movement, she is notable for her excellent merits as a university... Read More →

Thursday September 23, 2021 8:00pm - 10:00pm CEST