Science at the United Nations General Assembly – UNGA76
Join us for the virtual Science Summit at the 76th United Nations General Assembly (SSUNGA76) on 14-30 September 2021. Learn how science can help achieve the SDGs and learn from fascinating women and men doing extraordinary things to make change happen.
The meeting will raise awareness of the role and contribution of science to attaining the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. Science is more than a funding prioritisation exercise: science can improve all policy-making areas and play a more critical role in achieving policy objectives and the benefits to people everywhere, including responses to global challenges.
SSUNGA76 is a unique forum for science leadership to show how policy and political leadership can benefit from science and the scientific community.
Selected confirmed speakers include:
Angathevar Baskaran, University of Malaya, Head, North South Research Centre, Malasyia
Bernie Faneroff SKA, South Africa
Claire Skentelbery, EuropaBio, Director General, Belgium
Dave DeAngelis Global Healthcare GM Dell Technologies Corporation. USA
Djimé Adoum High Representative of the Coalition for the Sahel, Chad
Elliot Schwarz Lead Scientist, Good Food Institute, Lead Scientist
Erik Ruth IMIBIO, Argentina
George Church Wyss Institute, Harvard University, USA
Giles Block Inserm, France
Intisar Soghayroun Minister for Science and Education, Sudan
Jeffrey Braithwaite Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Founding Director
K Ananth Krishnan Tata Consultancy Services, Executive Vice President & Chief Technology Office, India
Klaus Uckle DLR Project Management Agency, Germany
Magdalena Skipper Editor-in-Chief, Nature, UK
Marcia McNutt National Academy of Sciences USA
Marleen Timmermans Aga Khan University, Kenya
Matthias Berninger Bayer AG, Matthias Berninger, SVP Global Public & Government Affairs, USA
Myrna Cunningham President and Chair of the Fund’s Board of Directors for the Development of Indigenous Peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean (FILAC).
Naeem Altaf IBM Quantum Ambassador, USA
Peter Gluckman Head of the Center for Science in Policy, Diplomacy and Society (SciPoDS). New Zealand
Princess Nikiwe Bam NPB Science, Mathematics & Technology Academy, South Africa
Robert M. Wachter University of California, San Francisco, Professor and Chair, Dept. of Medicine
Sandra Shary Scientist, Argentina
Simonetta di Pippo United Nations Office for Outer Space Affiars, UNOOSA, Austria
Sri Fatmawati President of Organization For Women in Science for The Developing World (OWSD), Indonesia
Stefano Burtuzzi American Sociry for Microbilogy, USA
Tobias J. Erb Max Planck Institute for Terrestrial Biology, Germany
Xavier Barcons Director General, European Southern Observatory, Chile
We can only tackle the greatest challenges we face and will face over coming decades – such as climate change, pandemics and biodiversity loss – through transparent, open and agile research collaboration. We must bring the widest possible range of resources, expertise and perspectives to bear on solutions that will benefit people across the globe.G7 Research Compact, Cornwall, June 2021
Title UNGA76 Science Summit
Dates 14 September – 30 September 2021
Agenda The Draft Programme is available here.
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