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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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Ultan McCarthy

WAterford Institute of Technology
Waterford, Ireland
Ultan is a lecturer and researcher in the Department of Science at Waterford Institute of Technology. His main areas of research focus on the use of smart digital technologies to reduce food waste across the supply chain. These technologies facilitate informed decision making across all stakeholders and enable the adoption of proactive flexible supply chain management. Such systems are deployed using a variety of vision and environmental monitoring technologies. He actively engages with technologies and initiatives nationally and internationally which aim to address the challenges associated with food security.
He has spent many years working across a variety of supply chains both in Europe and the USA. He holds a PhD in Biosystems Engineering which investigated the feasibility of incorporating Ultra High-Frequency Radio Frequency Identification (UHF RFID) for Item Level Food Supply Chain Traceability. His MBA focused on UHF RFID and the EPCglobal Network as an Organisational Competitive Tool toward a Sustainable Competitive Advantage within the modern-day organisation.