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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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Jackie Kado

Network of African Science Academies (NASAC)
Executive Director
Nairobi, Kenya
JACQUELINE KADO is Executive Director of the Network of African Science Academies (NASAC). NASAC is a consortium of 28 science academies, with membership drawn from all spheres of science. Jacqueline holds a Masters of Arts degree in Project Planning and Management, and a Bachelor of Education degree in Mathematics and Commerce from the University of Nairobi. She has over 20 years’ experience in managing initiatives that promote science-policy interface. She astutely believes that home-grown solutions to the continent’s challenges are a sure-fire for Africa’s self-determination. Additionally, Jacqueline provides intellectual input to several regional and global initiatives besides serving on various international committees.