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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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Gaetano Ladisa

CIHEAM - Istituto Agronomico Mediterraneo di Bari
Scientific Administrator - Senior Researcher
Gaetano Ladisa is a Senior Researcher and Scientific Administrator at the CIHEAM-Bari Institute with which he has collaborated since 2000. He is graduated in Forest Science at the University of Bari, Italy in 1995, with a Post Graduate Diploma in Irrigation and a Ph.D. in Hydrology from the University of Padua, Italy. He collaborated with the University of Bari in the field of research projects concerning soil degradation in the Mediterranean Regions. Professionally specialized in soil degradation and its mitigation with forestation actions and desertification risk assessment using indicators.
As a consultant of the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Bari, he followed for four years the National Forest Plan in Malta.
He has more than 15 years of work experience in setting up and designing research and European research funding projects: AQUASTRESS (EC-FP6-IP), INNOVA (INTERREG III B – ARCHIMED 2000-06), INTEGRA (INTERREG/Cards-PHARE), LIFE+ Cent.Oli.Med.(LIFE07 NAT/IT/000450), MEDSPRING (FP7-INCO.2012-1.3 no. 311780), 4PRIMA (H2020-SC5-2016-2017), XF-ACTORS (H2020-SFS-2016-2017), addressed sustainable management of natural resources, water scarcity, risk assessment of pest disease, Research, and Innovation in the agro-food sector.
He has published more than 55 scientific papers in the field of desertification risk assessment and natural resources management.