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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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Mei Lin Fung

People Centered Internet

Actively working with the World Summit on the Information Society to make participation by women to the 50/50 level for speakers and participants by 2022. Chair and cofounder with Vint Cerf of the People Centered Internet, gave the keynote on Decade of Digital Transformation at the World Bank IFC Global SME Financing Forum October 2020, she presented at the World Economic Forum (WEF) Digital Economics launch in 2017. Mei Lin is an early pioneer of customer relationship management (CRM). She served as socio-technical lead for US Federal Health Futures initiative 2011-2013, and is a current member of the WEF Precision Medicine and the Digital ASEAN (Association of South east Asian Nations) Cross Border Data flows, Mobile Payments working groups. She was on the 2016-2018 WEF’s Global Future Council on Digital Economy and Society.Within the IEEE she chairs the Industry Connections Social Impact Measurement committee, and is a member of the Executive Committee for IEEE Humanitarian Activities Committee. She served as Vice Chair, Internet Inclusion for the IEEE Internet Initiative through 2018. Mei Lin is Singaporean, living in Silicon Valley who worked at Intel then Oracle, then chaired Douglas Engelbart’s Core Planning Committee, advocating Networked Improvement Communities for a people-centered Internet.As Socio-Technical lead for Federal Health Futures at the US Department of Defense, she was introduced to Community Health Centers in the US – 1200 entities that operate 9000 clinics around the country, with a mission to reduce health disparities for the poor and underserved. The financial sustainability of these Community Health Centers can be greatly enhanced by applying the lessons learned within the tech corporations on managing operations to improve effective delivery of desired outcomes. She addressed and resolved issues in customer satisfaction, employee satisfaction and cash flow to achieve amazing successes with $billion impact at Avaya Global Customer Care, and Microsoft Telesales in ChinaShe earned her BSc in Math from ANU, MBA in Finance from MIT where she studied under two future Nobel Economics Prize winners. She initiated under the People Centered Internet agenda, ImpactX.co a repository for social impact projects with Kartik Kulkarni and the @GlobalHelpDesk connecting Tech communities with ITU, UNDP, World Bank and WEF to respond practically to recovering socially and economically from the Covid Crisis.

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