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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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Rigveda Kadam

Head of Digital Access

Rigveda Kadam joined FIND in 2018 and is currently Head of Digital Access.

As part of her work, Rigveda has worked with national and local governments, private sector laboratories, pharmaceutical and diagnostic device manufacturers and other development sector partners for increasing access to key commodities and services targeted at improving public health outcomes. Her work has involved conceptualizing projects and managing end-to-end execution, building partnerships, fundraising, laboratory capacity planning, assessment of diagnostic networks, forecasting, quantification and data analysis across the health areas mentioned above.

Rigveda has a B.Tech in Information and Communication Technology from Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of ICT, Gandhinagar (India) and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (India). She has also worked previously in software engineering and strategy consulting.
Contact: Rigveda.Kadam@finddx.org