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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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Magda Robalo Correia e Silva

High Commission for COVID-19
High Commissioner for COVID-19
Magda Robalo is the High Commissioner for COVID-19 since June 2020, leading the national response to the pandemic in her home country, Guinea-Bissau.

She was the Minister of Public Health in the first parity Government (2019-2020), served as World Health Organization’s (WHO) Representative to South Africa (ai), Zambia (ai) in 2007, Namibia and Ghana (2008-2015) and WHO’s Director of Communicable Diseases in the African Region (2015-2018).

She is the Chair of the Ethics and Governance Committee of the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, member of the Malaria Elimination-8 Board and Women and Global Health Advisor. She has recently been appointed as member of the WHO Global Expert Panel on Health Emergency and Disaster Risk Management.

A medical doctor by profession (Universidade do Porto, 1988) and a member of the Portuguese Medical Association, she holds a post-graduate diploma in Public Health and Tropical Medicine (Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 1990) and a Master of Science degree in Epidemiology (Université Laval, 2003).

Dr Magda Robalo leads an outstanding career of over 30 years in public health, social development, gender equity, diplomacy and international relations.