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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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Fuad Mrad

United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia
Senior Programme Manager
Fouad Mrad has been with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN-ESCWA) in Beirut since January 2010. He was the founding Executive Director of ESCWA regional Technology Centre (ETC) in Jordan (2011 -2017).

He is leading efforts to pilot AI and Big Data projects. Prior to that, he was a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the American University of Beirut (1993-2009).
Tuesday, September 14

2:30pm CEST

Thursday, September 16

6:00pm CEST

Tuesday, September 21

5:00pm CEST

Thursday, September 23

10:00am CEST

Friday, September 24

2:00pm CEST

3:00pm CEST

6:00pm CEST

Monday, September 27

8:45am CEST

1:00pm CEST

Tuesday, September 28

10:00am CEST

Thursday, October 14

3:00pm CEST