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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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Sophie von Knebel

DLR Project Management Agency
Senior Scientific Advisor
As a Senior Scientific Officer at the German DLR Project Management Agency (DLR PT) in the field of European and international cooperation, I am responsible for analyses and stakeholder dialogues with a special focus on innovation, as well as acquisition and evaluation activities. My major activities comprise designing, implementing and evaluating international research and innovation measures for ministries, political foundations and various institutions.

In 2013, I joined DLR PT with a two-years break in 2019/2020, where I was working as consultant in the field of development cooperation. There, I dealt initially with green business and innovation promotion in the area of private sector development and then worked as a team leader for a regional project promoting trade in West African, based in Nigeria.
I am a political economist by training.