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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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Milind Pimprikar

Founder & Chairman
Dr. Milind Pimprikar, Founder & Chairman, CANEUSDr Milind Pimprikar, a “Global citizen”, is an influential network builder connecting the “haves” and “have-nots”, with a proven track record of transitioning innovative technologies-based solutions to serve humanity’s collective safety, security, and prosperity. Milind is founder & Chairman of CANEUS International, as well Centre for Large Space Structures and Systems. Canada’s first Advanced Technology Centre he created through Public-private partnership following his related PhD research. Milind is also founder of NPS (Nano-Pico-Satellites) manufacturing enterprise, launched in 2005 with the State visit by the King & Queen of Sweden and served as its President till 2012. NPS has been dedicated to the UN to serve the capacity development needs of developing countries.
Milind had represented the Government of Canada on numerous Science & Technology partnering missions on Micro Nano Technology (MNT) to countries covering Europe, Asia and Pacific, Americas and MENA regions, and also created a near-and-long-term roadmap for the Government of Canada to develop and advance “Nanotechnologies for Space applications”.