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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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Tamlyn Shaw

Cape Biologix
Business development manager

Tamlyn originates from Cape Town, South Africa where she studied her BSc in Human Life Sciences at Stellenbosch University, followed by her Honours, Masters and partial PhD in Medical Biochemistry at The University of Cape Town (UCT), Health Sciences. After leaving her PhD (long story) she went travelling Asia, teaching English and Science in Thailand at a high school for a year. In 2014, just before she left for her travels, she attended a Tedx Talk in Cape Town with her mother, Belinda and brother Daniel. At this talk Prof Ed Rybicki began speaking about using plants to produce recombinant proteins, particularly vaccines for Africa. They were all inspired by this and began investigating and Belinda, together with UCT’s RC&I office and Prof Rybicki’s lab (BRU), put together a proposal for government funding. In 2018, they found they had received the funding and she came back home to begin building the company with Belinda. For the last 3 years, she has been a director of Cape Bio Pharms, scientific director for the first 2 years and business development manager/sales liaison for the last year. Her next adventure will be completing her PhD in biopharming at Prof Rybicki’s lab next year!