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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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Vladislav Popov

Agricultural University of Plovdiv

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Prof. Vladislav Popov, PhD (contact person) is an acting Professor at the Dept. of Agroecology, Vice-rector of the AUP. Internationally recognised researcher, expert and adviser, experienced in executing high-profile (inter)national R&D projects in agroecology, organic agriculture and plant protection in the EU-27, Balkans, Caucasus, Central Asia and East Africa.
Member of the Standing Committee of Agricultural Research (SCAR) at the European Commission (https://ec.europa.eu/research/scar/index.cfm). Member of the Advisory Board of the 2nd FOOD 2030 High Level Event of the European Commission “Research and Innovation for Food and Nutrition Security: Transforming our food systems”, National Coordinator and Chairman of the Executive Board of the National Research Program of the Ministry of Education and Science (MES) “Healthy Foods for Strong Bioeconomy and Quality of Life” 2018-2022 (co-author of the Programme). Leader of the AUP expert group for execution of the Ministry of Agriculture’s Technical study “SWOT Analysys of the impact of agriculture on environment and climate”2019-2020 for the Strategic Plan for development of agriculture 2021-2027. Evaluator of projects under FP7 and Horizon 2020 programmes for the Research and Executive Agency of the European Commission (EC), expert of the European Training Foundation, FAO and EIT Food, Member of State Commission for monitoring and assessment of the National Science Fund at the MES of Bulgaria (2016-2019), a MES delegate in the EC ‘Shadow committee” for Cluster 6 of the Horizon Europe programme and the Expert group for preparation of National Bioeconomy strategy of Bulgaria. A member of the Editorial Boards and the Scientific Committees of Bulgarian and foreign journals, author of 100+ scientific publications, books, manuals, etc.