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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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Stephen Little

Tshwane University of Technology
Professor Extrordinaire
UK/South Africa
Stephen Little is Professor Extraordinaire in the Department of Industrial Engineering, and a member of the SARChI Innovation Studies Research Group, Tshwane University of Technology. He is also an external doctoral supervisor in the Centre for Islamic Finance, University of Bolton, UK
After graduating from the Birmingham School of Architecture he studied applied psychology at Aston University. In 1983, following a decade of practice as an architect in urban renewal in Manchester and Glasgow, he was awarded a PhD on the organisational impact of computer aided design at the Royal College of Art, London.
Subsequently he held full-time appointments in Information Systems at Griffith University Queensland, the University of Wollongong NSW, and Manchester Metropolitan University UK and in Knowledge Management at the Open University, UK. Visiting appointments include the Urban Research Program, Australian National University Canberra, the Australian Graduate School of Management, NSW and Erasmus University, Netherlands together with appointments as an external examiner at London Metropolitan, Birmingham, Manchester Metropolitan and Manchester universities.
Prior to his retirement from the Open University Business School in 2013 he had headed the Centre for Innovation, Knowledge and Enterprise and been co-director of the cross-faculty Centre for Innovation, Knowledge and Development. He was also responsible for the development and delivery of teaching modules in knowledge management, entrepreneurship and strategic management in life sciences and healthcare.
He was Chairman of the Asia Pacific Technology Network from 2008 to 2016, a Council Member of Design Research Society and a board member of Asia Pacific Researchers in Organization Studies. As a Fellow of the Regional Studies Association and a Life Member of the International Sociological Association, his current research interests include the global migration of skilled labour, the contribution of large science projects to innovation in the wider economy and the role of place-branding and heritage in regional development.

Tuesday, September 14

2:30pm CEST

Wednesday, September 15

3:00pm CEST

Monday, September 20

3:00pm CEST

Tuesday, September 21

5:00pm CEST

Wednesday, September 22

3:30pm CEST

Friday, September 24

3:00pm CEST

5:00pm CEST

Monday, September 27

3:00pm CEST

5:00pm CEST

Thursday, September 30

8:45am CEST

6:00pm CEST

Monday, October 4

9:00am CEST

2:00pm CEST