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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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Dr Nikiwe Bam

NPB SMT Academy
Dr Princess Nikiwe Bhabhanomhlehlo Bam is a 38 year old cultural, traditional, social and educational activist. She hails from  Ngcobo in Eastern Cape, South Afrika.

She is a Maths and Science Educator, and recently been conferred with an Honorary Doctrate in Leadership and Governance by the Trinity International Bible University in recognition of her work in Traditional Leadership in the African Continent.  

She owns a private company for tutoring Maths and Science and building up networks that may lead to establishing a Science, Maths and Innovation Centre in rural areas, NPB Science Maths and Technology Academy ( NPB SMT Academy Pty Ltd). Graduated from Wits University with Bsc Hons in Science Education, Postgraduate Certificate in Education, Bsc in Chemistry and Applied Chemistry and Certificate in Project Management.

She is the Founder and President of Afrikan Young Indigenous Leaders and Royal People Development Services. A member and sector coordinator of World Women Leading Change. She has been appointed as a Culture Ambassodor to South Afrika, by Aido Network International and part of the Aido International Cultural Committee. She is also a Founder of Adopt An Elder Foundation, promoting protection of the aged, preservibg their Indigenous Knowledge. She has participated in different forums discussing culture and traditions, featured in Star Radio UK, Suncity Radio Jaimaca, SABC Talk shows, Umoja Love as cultural expert and Galaxy Universal Network TV. She is public and motivational speaker.
Her leadership experience includes being a volunteer manager for the FIFA 2020 WC at Ellis Park Stadium, three year volunteer manager for students at Wits Community Outreach Programmes. Served as Chairperson of CONTRALESA Youth Wing Gauteng, Cultural Officer for Xhosa society at Wits university, and many more other structures. She was also priviledged to be nominated as a Human Rights activist during the Rain Queen Modjadji Achievements Awards. Princess Nikiwe Bam has travelled to eSwatini and Malawi, inquest of knowledge of different cultures and ceremonies. She has a passion for a united Afrika, and indepedent monarchs across the continent.