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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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Amr Ezzat Salama

AArU - Association of Arab Universities
Secretary General
Dr. Amr Ezzat Salama is a Professor of Structural Engineering in Helwan University, Egypt. He was the Counselor of The American University in Cairo. He was the focal point between the Egyptian Authorities and AUC Administration. Dr. Salama maintained excellent contacts with ministries, Egyptian universities and the Supreme Council of Universities to develop good relations with AUC and help implement the accreditation process for all AUC academic degrees.
Dr. Amr is the Former Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Technology of Egypt. He was also the Former member of the Shura Council (upper house of the parliament of Egypt) and head of its housing committee.
Dr. Salama is the Chairman of the Management Engineering Society and the Chairman of the Board of Trustees and the President of the Executive Bureau of 57357 Foundation (Children Cancer Hospital). In addition, Dr. Salama is the Chairman of the Council of Housing and Building of Academy of Scientific Research and Technology.
Formerly, Dr. Salama served as Chairman of the Housing and Building National Research Centre and President of Helwan University. He has worked as Professor of Civil Engineering and Chair of the University’s Centre for Technology Development.
He received the Excellency Award in 2006 and the State Award for Science in Engineering Science in 1012.
He is a holder of PhD in Structural Engineering from Heriot-Watt, Edinburgh, United Kingdom and his Master in Maritime Civil Engineering, from Manchester United kingdom as well. and he earned his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degree from Cairo University.
He received the Honorary Professorship title of the Lomonosov Moscow State University in 2020. He also received the Honorary Doctorate title of the Belgorod Moscow State University in 2021.