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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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Thursday, September 30 • 9:00am - 10:30am
(REF IN30) Science Policy in India

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The Constitution of India has a special provision "to develop the scientific temper, humanism and the spirit of enquiry and reform " as one of the "Fundamental Duties" mentioned under Part IV A, Article 51 A (h), as a major thrust on science and scientific attitude as a policy.

Here are various milestones: A Scientific Policy Resolution was introduced to the Indian Parliament on March 4, 1958, which has been a guiding principle for the development of science and technology in the country. A Technology Policy Statement was brought out in January 1983 to give direction to the technological development by the Government of India. The spirit of innovation and awareness about balance in technological development and the environment was given special importance, The full-fledged Science & Technology Policy 2003 emphasizes multifarious growth in collaboration with science, academia, industry and society. The Science, Technology & Innovation Policy 2013 is a comprehensive policy including innovation to promote PPP model, inclusive growth, support to young scholars and researchers. Science & Technology & Innovation Policy 2020-21 (Draft) is open for public advice and comments, maybe announced soon.

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V. P. Singh

Chair, National Secretary of Indian Science Writers’ Association (ISWA)
Dr V. P. Singh, is   National Secretary of   Indian Science Writers’ Association (ISWA)  an apex professional organization of science writers in India and   Academic Coordination of one-year online Training Course in Science Journalism catalyzed by the National Council for Science... Read More →
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Madhav Govind

Chairperson, Jawaharlal Nehru University
Dr Madhav Govind is currently working as Professor and Chairperson at  the Centre for Studies in Science Policy, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. After completing his graduation in life Science, he did his master in Sociology from University of Lucknow and   obtained first... Read More →
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Manoj Kumar Patairiya,

Adviser & Scientist, 'G', Science & Engineering Council, India
Prof. Dr Manoj Kumar Patairiya is currently Adviser & Scientist ‘G’, Science & Engineering Research Council, Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India and responsible for promoting scientific research and innovation in the country. In his prior assignment, he has served... Read More →
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Sanjeev Kumar Varshney

Head of the International Scientific Cooperation, the Ministry / Department of Science & Technology, Government of India
Sanjeev Kumar Varshney is  Head of the International Scientific Cooperation in the Ministry / Department of Science & Technology, Government of India. He joined DST in 1990 and is facilitating international scientific cooperation from the Department of Science & Technology with its... Read More →
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Brinder Kumar Tyagi

The researcher Brinder Kumar Tyagi has nearly three decades of insightful experience in the field of science communication. This is with special reference to the development and delivery of a wide variety of knowledge products that complement formal education interventions. This has... Read More →
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Kamal Kant Dwivedi

Senior Vice President, RBEF, Amity University
Prof. Dr Kamal Kant Dwivedi, is presently the Senior Vice-President of Ritnanad Balved Education Foundation, Amity Group of Universities and the President of Global Academy of Doctorates. He is a Scientist, Researcher, Teacher, Educator, Administrator, Diplomat and Science Communicator... Read More →

Thursday September 30, 2021 9:00am - 10:30am CEST