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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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Mercury Shitindo

Africa Bioethics Network
My long-term research interests are in the areas of education, equitable access to basic needs, health research conduct, community development, human rights, human dignity and ethics/bioethics. I have more than 17 years in progressive management experience. I have extensive experience in clinical trial coordination, regulatory in clinical studies, Ethics review and research conduct.
I initiated the formation of Africa Bioethics Network which brings together multidisciplinary experts in different areas to promote dialogue, sensitization and action in tackling bioethical issues in Africa. As its chairperson, I have seen to its membership that spans over 30 countries. Additionally, I have experience in conducting research in the areas involving youth, mental health with extensive experience in clinical trial coordination (conducted 22 clinical studies), regulatory in clinical studies, ethics review and research conduct. I provided comprehensive study planning for trial-set up including resource planning and coordination, overseeing the ethical and regulatory applications in line with Good Clinical Practices /Regulatory standards, prepared Import permit applications, prepared, collated and make regulatory submissions to the relevant regulatory bodies and reviewed SOPs & Guidelines.
It is my utmost desire to impact the society with principles guided by ethics, human rights and human dignity across the globe and play a critical role in the future in terms of informing policy and legislation. This contribution will hopefully impact research, society and natural environment in a positive manner and enable a world that is cognizant of human rights and dignity, and our duties to others and the natural world. I have coordinated more 37 local and international conferences/trainings/seminars. I am a founding member of Africa Bioethics Network and at Girls Leading our World Initiatives - iGLOW, I oversaw the reach of more than 1250 girls, 1000 boys, 300 special needs (150 girls).
Wednesday, September 22

3:00pm CEST

3:30pm CEST

Thursday, September 23

4:00pm CEST

Friday, September 24

12:00pm CEST

3:00pm CEST

5:00pm CEST

Monday, September 27

8:45am CEST

Tuesday, September 28

5:00pm CEST

6:30pm CEST

Wednesday, September 29

8:00am CEST

10:00am CEST

Thursday, September 30

10:00am CEST