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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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Pascal Doh

Diaspora Academic Network for Africa
Senior Researcher
Dr. Pascal S. Doh is Founder of a Finland-Africa Platform for Innovation in 2019 and of A Europe-Africa Diaspora Professional Network. He is specialised in Higher Education (HE) Management and Governance and resident in Finland. He holds a Ph.D in Higher Education Management from the University of Tampere, Finland, an M.Phil/Master in Higher Education Policies from the Universities of Oslo (Norway), Tampere (Finland) and Aveiro (Portugal) under the Erasmus Mundus Programme of the European Commission (2007). Currently, he is a senior researcher at the University of Turku, Finland.
Dr. Doh has been involved for close to two decades in studies, teaching, research and consultancy in higher education management and policy issues, especially the entrepreneurial transformation of Universities. He has published widely in international journals in Europe and Africa including a dominant focus on HE and poverty reduction in Africa, role of the University in national innovation systems, Community innovation systems, the funding of HE, professionalisation in HE, Entrepreneurship and the Entrepreneurial University as well as quality assurance and the challenges of harmonisation of the Anglophone and Francophone higher education systems in Africa. He has participated in over 60 higher education policy Conferences in Europe and Africa including with renown organisations such as UNESCO, OECD, EC, EUA, AAU, CUD-Belgium, ADEA and done consultancy in related international organisations. He is bilingual in English and French. He also course teacher on the role of the entrepreneurial university in the national innovation system, in the Master of Research and Innovation in Education, Erasmus Mundus Programme of the European Commission at the University of Tampere, Finland. He is Lecturer to several African Universities: Cheikh Anta Diop, the Gambia, University of Yaounde 2. He has been focal point of the Finland-Africa Platform for Innovation, partnership of University of Turku, Finland and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, therefore the Director of the course "Building African Entrepreneurial Universities" by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa.