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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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Kenisha Garnett

Dr Kenisha Garnett’s expertise is in futures analysis, strategic risk assessment, and stakeholder and public engagement. Her current research is developing underpinning robust foresight and futures methodologies that link evidence-based strategic risk with value judgements to assess system resilience and the robustness of policies and approaches for the green economy.

Kenisha has led the development of medium and large scenarios projects and designed and delivered horizon scanning programmes, focused on the long-term sustainability of environment and food systems, and supported a UK pan-governmental futures partnership. Kenisha has previous international experience, primarily in the field of environmental management and engineering, through projects in Latin America and the Caribbean region funded by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the World Bank. Kenisha's expertise is at the intersection of society and the environment, combining fundamental and applied engineering with social science skills and sound knowledge of deliberative strategies for stakeholders (including communities) involvement in the development of public policy.

Kenisha has a PhD in Waste Management Policy and Stakeholder Engagement, MA in Social Science Research Methods, MSc(Eng.) in Environmental Engineering and Project Management, and a BEng. in Civil Engineering.