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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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Margareth Ndomondo-Sigonda

Head, Health Unit
Margareth Ndomondo-Sigonda, works for AUDA-NEPAD as Head of Health Program. She is responsible for providing technical lead and strategic oversight on health and pharmaceutical programs such as the African Medicines Regulatory Harmonization (AMRH) Initiative, the establishment of African Medicines Agency as a specialized agency of the African Union (AU), and promotion of local production of pharmaceuticals in Africa. She currently leads the regulatory workstream of the AU Partnerships for African Vaccines Manufacturing Framework (PAVM). She previously served as Chief Pharmacist and Registrar of Pharmacy Board of Tanzania (1998-2003) and as the first Director General of the Tanzania Food and Drugs Authority (2003-2010). She holds a PhD in Pharmacology from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.