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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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Boubakar Barry

Boubakar Barry holds Master's degree in Nuclear Physics and PhD in Nuclear Electronics, all obtained at the Technical University of Dresden in Germany. After his studies, Boubakar joined Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar (UCAD) in 1989 as a lecturer and researcher, where he taught Physics, Electronics and Computer Networks. He was the Director of the Computer Center of UCAD for eight years. During this period, he set up the first Cisco Regional Academy in Francophone Africa, to train specialists in network technologies. In 2006, he joined the Association of African Universities (AAU) based in Accra as Coordinator of the Research and Education Networking Unit (RENU). During his seven years at AAU, Boubakar facilitated the creation of national research and education networks in Africa, particularly in West and Central Africa. Dr Barry is currently the Director General of WACREN, the West and Central African Research and Education Network.