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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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Sumitra Rajagopalan

Sumitra Rajagopalan is a materials scientist, biomechanical engineer, lecturer and the founder of Bioastra Technologies, a Canadian company at the forefront of smart materials for health and environmental applications. Over the past decade, she has led the development and deployment of novel materials technologies for a wide range of applications including infection control, food waste mitigation, thermoregulation during heat stress and medical simulators for surgical training. On behalf of Bioastra, she has won numerous awards including EY Technology Entrepreneur of the Year, Open Innovation Champion and Canada's Fastest Growing Companies. She has lived and worked in many countries including Canada, Russia, India and Cuba. She is a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering. She obtained her B.Sc in Polymer Chemistry along with graduate degrees in Polymer Science and Biomedical Engineering from the University of Montreal.