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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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Kennan Salinero

ReImagine Science
Executive Director
Kennan Kellaris Salinero, Ph.D. is principal founder of ReImagine Science, a non-profit based in Washington DC that actively explores the question of ‘what sort of scientist is needed for the science of tomorrow?’ ReImagine Science was created in 2008 to facilitate change for the way we 'do' science in the United States.
A former faculty member in the Department of Chemistry at Georgetown University, Dr. Salinero has also held research positions at Los Alamos National Labs, Livermore National Labs, and more recently at Åbo Akademi in Finland. She also worked as a scientific specialist at Celera Genomics, at the time the human genome was sequenced using the novel shotgun sequencing strategy. Later work included genome sequencing and annotation at UCBerkeley and the Joint Genome Institute, prior to founding ReImagine Science.