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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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Munir Sewani

Sindh Madressatul Islam University
Assistant Professor of Education and Independent Researcher

Munir holds a Ph.D. in Education with a concentration in Human Rights Education. He advocates for the rights of children, women, adults, and elderly people belonging to marginalized communities. 

Currently, he serves as an Assistant Professor of Education at Sindh Madressatul Islam University, and is a founding Volunteer Director of Global Forum for Teacher Educators. Through this platform, he promotes complementary human rights-centered education to disadvantaged communities, including children, youth, women, and adults of varied demographics.

He has authored several research papers, led four international research projects, and published three open e-books. Munir has also delivered guest lectures at various global institutes, including the School of Education at UC Berkeley, Adult School Berkeley, and Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Germany.

Munir has been a pioneer in the field of human rights education in his home country. He has proposed several innovative models, including Munir's socioecoethical model of human rights education; Munir's digital taxonomy of learning; Munir's convergent model of reality, and he coined the term Ethrical thinking. 

Munir is credited with pioneering the concept of OER in Pakistan in 2019 with the publication of the first OER-based e-book. 

He is the first Asian to have educated more than half a million teachers towards human rights education and digital learning during COVID-19 via his volunteer platform at no cost. He uses a radically alternative approach and breaks the prejudices and social constructs of academia through sustainable open educational praxis.

You can reach him at https://sites.google.com/view/munir-moosa-sadruddin