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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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Uchechi Anaduaka

Department of Economics University of Nigeria
Uchechi Shirley Anaduaka is a post-doctoral researcher at the Hong Kong Baptist University where she conducts research and teaches a General Education course on Poverty and Sustainable Development. She is also a lecturer in the Department of Economics, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Dr. Anaduaka is also affiliated with Unique Mappers Network Nigeria, Pan-African Scientific Research Council, Advancement of African Women Economists (AAAWE), and Global South Research and Policy Group. In Unique Mappers Network, Nigeria, she serves as the SDGs Research and Training Officer and a member of the GODAN Working Group which aims to contribute actively in the discussions regarding food security and achieving SDG2 - Zero Hunger. She holds a PhD (Economics) from Lingnan University, Hong Kong (2019) and her research interests include early childhood health and development, adolescent and youth health and well-being, food security and welfare of women in Africa. Prior to this, Dr. Anaduaka obtained a Master’s degree (Economics) from the University of Warwick in England (2012) and a Bachelor of Science degree (Economics) from University of Nigeria (2010). She is widely travelled and has participated in several international conferences including the Law and Society Association Conference (2021), Western Economics Association International Conference (2021), the Pan-African Scientific Research Council COVID Conference (2021).