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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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Mutembei Kariuki


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Mutembei Kariuki is a Kenyan Tech entrepreneur working to bring the benefits of AI to solving
challenges in Africa at a start-up called Auni.ai and Fastagger Inc. He previously worked with the German
Development Cooperation, GIZ as the Make-IT in Africa Tech Entrepreneurship Initiative Regional
Coordinator - East Africa where supporting tech entrepreneurs in Africa.
Mutembei has been interested in technology, entrepreneurship, and leadership development and
worked with the organization in Kenya, Austria, India, and Japan. He has been involved in social
entrepreneurship through AIESEC and worked in Brazil, India, and The Philippines to support social
enterprises with Potencia Ventures.
His passion for Technology then lead him to Japan where he was part of the transfer of hazardous
waste treatment technology to Kenya by building a partnership between Japanese companies, the
Kenya and Japanese governments. He also spent this time learning about emerging technologies
such as Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of things and 3D printing that he believes will radically improve the quality of
life for humanity. Mutembei holds degrees in Economics and Information Systems.
A fun fact is that he has been part of a social reality TV show called Imagine Afrika that took him to
South Africa, Mozambique, and Rwanda and was broadcast in over 40 countries as part of an African
Media initiative to combat HIV/AIDS in Africa.