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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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Brian McCollow

US-Chad Investment Council
Brian McCollow helps leaders navigate complex commercial and diplomatic affairs by providing sustained high profile strategic support and deal pursuit through the global advisory firm InfinitySquared. Through his work advising senior business executives, investors, diplomats, and heads of state, Mr McCollow has worked in more than 50 countries across five continents, with broad experience throughout Africa. Brian also maintains global financial and banking relationships and has negotiated complex financing arrangements for projects in multiple industries and geographies.

Brian’s work spans a variety of contexts including politics and policy, large scale investments, State-Owned Enterprise governance, sovereign wealth fund strategy, and integrating development with private sector investment. His work combines big picture thinking with detailed execution and has led to many multi-hundred-million dollar investments and project budgets in areas as diverse as agriculture, energy, mining, transportation, financial technology, healthcare, education, environmental protection, humanitarian response, corporate social responsibility, and private sector stimulation.

As Co-Chair of the US-Chad Investment Council, Brian promotes trade, investment, and business exchange between the United States of America and the Republic of Chad. In his private capacity, Brian maintains relationships across financial, diplomatic, and humanitarian networks and participates in various advisory boards for corporate and nonprofit entities worldwide.