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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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Shahid A. Kamal

Islamabad, Pakistan
Ambassador Shahid A. Kamal
Ambassador Kamal is Adviser (Climate Change) at the OIC (Organization Islamic Organization) Ministerial Standing Committee for Scientific & Technological Cooperation (COMSTECH). Ambassador Kamal is founder of COMSTECH Forum on Environment and Ecosystem Restoration. He organized a seminar on ‘Solutions to Combating Flood Insecurity and Malnutrition in the Sahel”.at the Science Summit during 77 session of UNGA and an international training workshop on " Addressing the Challenges to Food Security in Sahel" at the AGRHYMET Regional Centre in Niamey, Niger in May 2023.
Ambassador Kamal has been a career diplomat of Pakistan and served as Ambassador to Germany, Sweden, Finland, Estonia and Latvia. He was Additional Foreign Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Senior Aide on Foreign Affairs in the Prime Minister’s Office and worked at the Pakistan Mission to the United Nations in New York and diplomatic missions in Paris, New York, Washington. He served as Head of the Political Department at the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) at Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Ambassador Kamal founded the COMSTATS Centre for Climate and Sustainability (CCCS)-virtual network to focus on climate change and sustainable development goals, the Centre for Climate Research & Development (CCRD) at COMSATS University in Islamabad, Pakistan. He was instrumental in establishing the Centre for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) at Institute of Business Administration, Karachi, Pakistan.
He was Consultant to Islamic Development Bank, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia for setting up the Science, Technology & Innovation Organization for the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. He is Senior Fellow at National University of Science and Technology Institute of Policy Studies, Islamabad, Pakistan and a founding Member of the World Dignity University, a project launched by the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies Network.
Ambassador Kamall is a graduate of University of London, Institut Internationale d’ Administration Publique, Paris and Government College, Lahore, Pakistan.
Wednesday, September 22

12:00pm CEST

3:30pm CEST

Thursday, September 23

8:00pm CEST

Friday, September 24

3:00pm CEST

5:00pm CEST

6:00pm CEST

Monday, September 27

8:45am CEST

1:00pm CEST

5:00pm CEST

Tuesday, September 28

4:00pm CEST

Thursday, September 30

10:00am CEST

Thursday, October 14

3:00pm CEST