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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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Raveenthiran Vivekanantharasa

The Open Univetsity of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka
I am Raveenthiran Vivekanantharasa, Lecturer, Faculty of Education, The Open University of Sri Lanka. After working as a lecturer and instructor in the field of English in various government institutions in Sri Lanka and as a director of an NGO in Sri Lanka for some years, I was appointed as a lecturer in the Faculty of Education, the Open University of Sri Lanka in 2016.

In my academic career, I have been appointed as a resource person in various government and non-government organizations in Nigeria and attended a number of international conferences as keynote speaker, panellist and resource person and judge of the conference. With that, I have submitted a number of journal articles, articles, book chapters, and abstracts in the field of Education. In the field of research, i am taking the role of a reviewer in a number of journals in Nigeria, the Philippines and India.

I have received a number of international awards of best lecturer in the international al conference organized by EDUxICON Award ceremony in India, 2021 and an Academic Excellence Award in 2nd “Digital Education Summit” organized by SAIARD, India in association with Global Opportunities Globalization, Australia and Global Talk Education Foundation, India from 29-30 July.