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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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Chaves Chaparro, Juliana

Senior consultant, President of MiXtura
Ms. Juliana Chaves Chaparro (female) is a Senior International Consultant with extended experience in the science-policy-society interface for Sustainable Development and gender equality. She has participated in the design and implementation of two Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) EU funded projects: Responsible Research and Innovation Networked Globally ( RRING) and Grounding RRI in Research public organizations (GRRIP).

Ms. Chaves-Chaparro is Spanish national and has transdisciplinary mind set as she holds a MSc Degree on Environmental Sciences, Diploma of Advance Studies in Sustainable Land use planning and a Master on STI policy formulation and evaluation. She is finalizing her PhD in Sociology with a thesis about " Responsible Science and Innovation for SDG´s in Sub-Saharan Africa".

With more than 20 years of work experience- 12 of them as UN officer- she has worked extensively in the science policy-society interface especially on the codesign of Science, Technology and Innovation (STIP) Policies and policy instruments to achieve SDG’s - specially in Sub-Saharan Africa- training and advising more than + 20 UNESCO Member states. She has been UNESCO representative in the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). She also worked two years in the UNEP liaison office in Addis Ababa and the Horn of Africa Regional Environmental Center (Ethiopia).

Ms. Chaves has directed, coedited and co- authored the 2019 UNESCO publication entitled "Co-designing science in Africa: first steps in assessing the sustainability science approach from the ground" ( 250 pages) available here: https://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000368900.locale=en

She is the funder and president of MiXtura, an ONG to promote sustainable transitions through natural, social sciences and arts based in Spain.