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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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Dianna Smith

University of Southampton
Dr Smith is a lecturer in health geography and GIS, having previously held a fellowship in small-area estimation of health outcomes (MRC funded). She works across geography and public health in close collaboration with local governments to use secondary or administrative data to create novel indices of health or social inequality. Her current research includes mixed methods approaches to addressing food insecurity, as well as an NIHR ARC funded project on co-production of toolkits to assess food aid interventions with third sector and local government. She co-developed a website with Sustain and Southampton City Council to provide access to small-area risk estimates for food insecurity to support Joint Strategic Needs Assessments, Food Poverty Action Plans.