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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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Simon Harwood

Cranfield University
Director Defence and Security, Managing Director CDSS Ltd., Chairman Academic-Resilience, Intelligence, Security Community (A-RISC)
Cranfield is a specialist UK post-graduate university that is a global leader for education and
transformational research in technology and management.
Simon is director of Cranfield University’s defence and security division, a member of the University’s
senior management team and managing director of a services spin-out company from the
University. Simon is also the chairman of the UK’s Academic-Resilience, Intelligence and Security
Community, and a non-executive director and advisor to numerous technology start-ups.
Simons current academic work sees him involved in national security risk assessment and its
relationship to resilience planning. Alongside this Simon looks at the effect of ‘disruptive’ technology
to Homeland Security as well as skills and education programmes for Government.
Prior to this Simon was the strategy and business development director for the international arm of
Boeing’s Phantom Works, the advanced prototyping arm of the Boeing Company. Simon also spent
many years working for the British Government in advanced research and development.