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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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Geraldine Canny

South East Technological University, Ireland
Head of Research

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Dr Geraldine Canny is Head of Research at South East Technological University in Ireland. She holds a B.Sc. in Biotechnology from the National University of Ireland Galway and a PhD in Immunology from University College Dublin. Dr Canny held the position of Instructor at Harvard Medical School from 2005-2007. Subsequently, as a Senior Lecturer at Lausanne University Hospital and the University of Lausanne, she established and ran a translational research programme on endometrial biology and endometriosis. From 2009 to 2012 Dr Canny also held the position of Adjunct lecturer at University College Dublin.

Dr Canny was then employed at a foundation and at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) where she managed several national and international fellowship programmes and European funding programmes. She voluntarily established the regional platform for a public-private partnership devoted to patient education and facilitated an endometriosis patient education group for 5 years.

Between 2018 and 2021 Dr Canny held the position of Marie Sklodowska-Curie actions (MSCA) National Delegate and National Contact Point. During her tenure as Head of the Irish MSCA office funding awarded to Irish HEIs, companies and non-academic organisations exceeded 95 million euros. MSCA was the area of highest drawdown for Ireland under Horizon 2020. Dr Canny led a project under the Net4Mobility+ CSA and as a National delegate, contributed to the policy underpinning MSCA in Horizon Europe. She also served as a Steering committee member for several MSCA COFUND programmes and the Irish Health Research Forum and is currently a Board Member of the Endometriosis Association of Ireland. She is passionate about all things research, funding, research assessment, ethics and the support and training necessary for researchers to thrive.
Tuesday, September 14

2:30pm CEST

Thursday, September 16

4:00pm CEST

6:00pm CEST

Wednesday, September 22

3:30pm CEST

Friday, September 24

5:00pm CEST

Monday, September 27

8:45am CEST

Tuesday, September 28

3:00pm CEST

4:00pm CEST

6:30pm CEST

Monday, October 4

9:00am CEST