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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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Manoj Kumar Patairiya,

'G', Science & Engineering Council, India
Adviser & Scientist
Prof. Dr Manoj Kumar Patairiya is currently Adviser & Scientist ‘G’, Science & Engineering Research Council, Department of Science & Technology, Govt. of India and responsible for promoting scientific research and innovation in the country.

In his prior assignment, he has served as Director, CSIR-National Institute of Science Communication and Information Resources and taken a number of initiatives. Earlier Dr Patairiya was Additional Director General of Doordarshan and All India Radio, where he was responsible for setting up a 24x7 Satellite TV Channel DD Kisan including external broadcasts. He also served as Head & Adviser, National Council for Science & Technology Communication and started a variety of innovative programmes.

A well-accomplished scientist, academician, administrator, and communication professional, Prof. Patairiya specializes in biosciences, mass media, management and policy. He is decorated with prestigious national and international awards. He has a number of publications and two Indian Patents to his credit. He has authored, edited and co-edited widely acclaimed books “Genes Write the Story”, “Sharing Science” and “Science Meets Communication”. He has been Visiting Professor at the National University of South Korea and the University of Sao Paulo Brazil. He also served as the Outstanding Professor, Academy of Scientific & Innovative Research (Ac-SIR) and Adjunct Professor, National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS) and guided research. He is President of the Society for Information Science and Founding Fellow of the Academy of Engineering & Technology of the Developing World under the aegis of UNESCO. He has been elected as Chair of the International AASSA Special Committee on SHARE Communication that is recognition of positioning India at the global level in the area of science and communication.