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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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Mafini Dosso

European Commission JRC
Project leader
Dr Mafini Sarratou Dosso currently works as an Economist and Policy Analyst at the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (EC JRC) in Seville, Spain.

Mafini is leading the project ‘Smart Specialisation Strategies with sub-Saharan Africa’ and coordinates the exploratory activity ‘Smart Specialisation in Innovative & Informal African Economies: the case of Rwanda’. She has extensive experience in producing scientific evidence to inform innovation policy and in supporting Sub-Saharan African countries to develop their innovation policies and systems for sustainable transformation. Her latest co-edited and co-authored book “Entrepreneurship, Technology Commercialisation, and Innovation Policy in Africa” has been released in 2021. (https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F978-3-030-58240-1#editorsandaffiliations)

She has over 14 years of professional experience in research and innovation policies and on the analysis of innovation systems, technological and industrial development at micro and macro-economic levels in Europe. In this frame, Mafini has worked for more than 5 years within the Industrial Research and Innovation team in charge of producing R&D statistics and analyses on the worldwide leading innovating firms.
Mafini has several academic, technical and policy publications on these different topics.

Mafini is fluent in French, English and Spanish and holds a doctorate in Economics with a specialisation in National Innovation and Industrial Systems and Policies from the University of Paris, Panthéon-Sorbonne.

Google Scholar: Mafini Dosso (https://scholar.google.fr/citations?user=bTkFs7QAAAAJ&hl=fr&oi=ao )