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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.

Registration is available here.
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Chao Mbogho

Researcher, Educator, Mentor, TedX speaker
Nairobi, Kenya
Dr. Chao Mbogho is a multi-award-winning researcher, educator, and mentor in Computer Science. She holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science, an MSc in Computer Science, and a BSc in Mathematics and Computer Science. She has earned over twenty five recognitions, fellowships, and awards for her work in research, education, and mentorship. For example, she was the first Kenyan to win the 2020 OWSD-Elsevier Foundation Award in Engineering, Innovation, and Technology,

was also named as one of the 2017 Quartz Africa Innovators, was selected as a 2017 Techwomen Fellow, was awarded a Leadership ‘Zuri’ award for her positive contribution to the Kenyan community in 2018, and was also named as one of the 2018 Faces of Science in Kenya. In 2019, Dr. Chao was recognized by Okay! Africa as one of the women of African descent who are making a positive and impactful contribution to the youth in their communities.

Dr. Chao is an active advocate for quality education, research, and structured mentorship. She is now the Founder and Program Lead for KamiLimu, an impactful structured mentorship program that complements classroom learning for university students studying tech-aligned courses. Her mentorship initiative was awarded a 2020 Silver Award in the Nurturing Employability Category by the prestigious Reimagine Education Awards and Conference as a successful educational innovation, which is enhancing student learning outcomes and employability.

She is currently the Dean of the School of Science and Technology at Kenya Methodist University.
Dr. Chao recently gave a TedX talk titled ‘Holding up the ladder’.