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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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Mohammad Herzallah

Al-Quds University
Neuroscientist
Jerusalem, Palestine
Mohammad is a neuroscientist, physician, and entrepreneur; the founding director of the Palestinian Neuroscience Initiative at Al-Quds University, Palestine; a research scientist at Rutgers University, USA.  He obtained an M.D. from Al-Quds, and a Ph.D. in behavioral and neural sciences from Rutgers.  Mohammad explores biomarkers for the diagnosis of mental ill-health to digitize and democratize mental health. He received the Young Arab Neuroscientist Award, the TED Fellowship, the Aspen Global Leadership Network Fellowship; made the 500 Most Powerful Arabs in the World; selected for the Lancet Commission for Global Mental Health; and was featured by Forbes, Science, Nature, and TED.