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Tuesday, August 16
 

9:00am EDT

(REF 000003-V) Understanding the UN System and how to use your Session to connect and engage
Conveners
avatar for Declan Kirrane

Declan Kirrane

Chair Science Summit UNGA77, ISC
Declan Kirrane is the Founder and Managing Director of ISC Intelligence in Science, the chairman and managing director of the science Summit at the United Nations General assembly, and co-founder of Medicines for Future (MAF). He has over 25 years of experience as a global senior... Read More →


Tuesday August 16, 2022 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
Online

10:00am EDT

(REF 16611-Hybrid) Scientific innovation to address sickle cell disease: From newborn screening to curative gene therapy in Africa
Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for health in many countries in Africa will include addressing sickle cell disease (SCD), a chronic non-communicable disorder (NCD). Africa is the epicenter of the disease burden: an estimated 80% of patients live in Africa and more than 300,000 new babies with SCD are born on the continent each year. Historically, health systems in many regions have been ill-equipped to provide optimal preventative and therapeutic healthcare over the life-course of patients with SCD. The result has been high rates of mortality and severe morbidity beginning in early childhood. In this context, the current era of scientific innovation holds promise for helping patients, health workers, policy makers, and other stakeholders to make a sustained impact on population health as it relates to SCD.

This Thematic Session will focus on three critical areas of scientific contributions: (a) Biomedical science to help better understand the nature of SCD in patients in Africa specifically, with an emphasis on discovering genetic underpinnings of disease pathophysiology; (b) Implementation research to guide the effective delivery of interventions proven to save lives from SCD in Africa including newborn screening and distribution of existing medicines; (c) Partnerships in research and development of new therapeutics with target product profiles that will facilitate wide and sustained use in Africa. The focus will be on gene therapy to cure SCD.
Muhimbili University of Health & Allied Sciences (MUHAS), Tanzania, will convene this Thematic Session. MUHAS is part of SickleInAfrica, a multinational consortium comprising national-level stakeholders in Ghana, Mali, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe, with coordinating centers in South Africa and Tanzania. MUHAS also hosts Sickle CHARTA, a consortium for health, advocacy, research and training in Africa for SCD. The main goal is to reduce the burden of SCD through the generation and application of scientific knowledge, and by conducting research in Africa.

The event speakers will feature national and global leaders in SCD-focused biomedical research, implementation science, and R&D. The event will serve to educate a diverse audience of stakeholders on current research efforts underway and to foster dialogue that will inform strategies for accelerating SCD-focused science, promoting the development of research infrastructure through partnerships with global partners, and assuring the sustainability of science in improving health of SCD in Africa

The session will:
  • Educate stakeholders on a state-of-the-art understanding of SCD in Africa and major scientific activities underway that have both immediate and long-term implications for health outcomes.
  • Outline how the output of basic biomedical science, including elucidating genetic underpinnings of disease, will translate to improved health care.
  • Define key implementation research learnings and outstanding needs to assure successful delivery of newborn screening at large scale in Africa and the safe and effective distribution of approved medicines such as hydroxyurea that are proven to save lives and reduce severe morbidities.
  • Showcase current efforts to discover definitive gene therapy cures for SCD and explore the anticipated enablers and barriers to achieving widespread access for patients in Africa.
  • Recommend pragmatic approaches to cross-sector collaboration that will maximize the quantity and quality of research to address SCD in Africa with an emphasis on conducting research in Africa.


Tuesday August 16, 2022 10:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Hybrid
  Health and Medicine, Collaboration
  • Co-Organizer 2 Tanzania House, Manhattan
 
Sunday, August 21
 

9:00am EDT

(Ref 000000) Developing a Science Narrative for the UN Summit of the Future, 14 Sept 2023 (9am NYC; 3pm Brussels; 6:30pm Delhi)
Conveners
avatar for Declan Kirrane

Declan Kirrane

Chair Science Summit UNGA77, ISC
Declan Kirrane is the Founder and Managing Director of ISC Intelligence in Science, the chairman and managing director of the science Summit at the United Nations General assembly, and co-founder of Medicines for Future (MAF). He has over 25 years of experience as a global senior... Read More →


Sunday August 21, 2022 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
Online
 
Saturday, August 27
 

10:00am EDT

(REF 27215) Africa-Europe Foundation Day- Agri-Food Session

The current Ukraine-Russia conflict has shed light on the vulnerability of the global food system to geopolitical
dynamics and the need for revitalized trade partnerships to address global food insecurity. In light of the food crisis, both Africa and Europe share a clear opportunity to reduce their dependencies on cereal imports, diversify supplies, and speed-up sustainable agri-food production, trade, and consumption. Effective partnerships between the two continents are needed to catalyze action doubling resilience and adaptation measures, building up strategic reserves, and making countries more food secure. This session will focus on the opportunity for a partnership on food systems between Africa and Europe to accelerate progress towards food and nutrition security for all by 2030.

Saturday August 27, 2022 10:00am - 11:15am EDT
UN Headquarters, Senegalese Mission, Room 8, New York
 
Tuesday, September 13
 

10:00am EDT

(REF 13439) Guidelines on preparing a Research Proposal
Speakers
avatar for Geraldine Canny

Geraldine Canny

Head of Research, South East Technological University, Ireland
Dr Geraldine Canny is Head of Research at South East Technological University in Ireland. She holds a B.Sc. in Biotechnology from the National University of Ireland Galway and a PhD in Immunology from University College Dublin. Dr Canny held the position of Instructor at Harvard Medical... Read More →


Tuesday September 13, 2022 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Online

11:00am EDT

(REF 13001) Science Summit at UNGA77 Opening Session

ISC and its partners will organise the 8th edition of the Science Summit around the 77th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA77) on 13-30 September 2022.
The role and contribution of science to attaining the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be the central theme of the Summit. The objective is to develop and launch science collaborations to demonstrate global science mechanisms and activities to support the attainment of the UN SDGs, Agenda 2030 and Local2030. The meeting will also prepare input for the United Nations Summit of the Future, which will take place during UNGA78 beginning on 12 September 2023.

The UN General Assembly (UNGA) has elected, by acclamation, Csaba Kőrösi, Director of Environmental Sustainability at the Office of the President of Hungary, to serve as President of its 77th session. In his acceptance speech, Kőrösi said his presidency’s efforts will be guided by the motto, ‘Solutions through Solidarity, Sustainability and Science.’ He will succeed Abdulla Shahid of Maldives, current UNGA President, assuming the presidency on 13 September 2022

The Summit will examine what enabling policy, regulatory and financial environments are needed to implement and sustain the science mechanisms required to support genuinely global scientific collaborations across continents, nations and themes. Scientific discovery through the analysis of massive data sets is at hand. This data-enabled approach to science, research and development will be necessary if the SDGs are to be achieved.

SSUNGA77 builds on the successful Science Summit at UNGA76, which brought together over 460 speakers from all continents in more than 80 sessions.
SSUNGA77 will bring together thought leaders, scientists, technologists, innovators, policymakers, decision-makers, regulators, financiers, philanthropists, journalists and editors, and community leaders to increase health science and citizen collaborations across a broad spectrum of themes ICT, nutrition, agriculture and the environment.


  • Declan Kirrane SSUNGA77
  • Intisar Soghayroun University of Khartoum, Sudan
  • Per Espen Stoknes Earth4All/Club of Rome, 
  • Mei Lin Fung People-centred Internet, USA
  • Julie Makani Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS), Tanzania
  • Martina Desole European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL), Belgium
  • Muhammad Iqbal Choudhary COMSTECH, Pakistan
  • Marleen Temmerman Aga Khan University, Kenya
  • George Essegbey Council for scientific and industrial research, Ghana
  • Moyo, Yolanda Illumina, South Africa
  • Anna Stewart Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI), Uruguay
  • Encieh Erfani Global Young Academy
  • Rahma Sophia Rachdi United States Press Agency
  • Fadeke Ayoola NET Africa & AgriFund Management Center, Brussels
  • Adelke Olorunnimbe Mamora Minister of Science, Nigeria
  • Yousef Torman Arab States Research and Education Network (ASREN) Jordan
  • Sampson Adotey African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), Ghana
  • Sheikh Fayaz Ahmad Zhejiang University, China
  • Frank Mugyenyi Minerals African Development Institution (MADI), Uganda
  • Juan Miguel González-Aranda LifeWatch Eric, Spain
  • Dasapta Erwin Irawan Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia
  • Solomon Benor Ethiopian Ministry of Education
  • Shaikha Al-Sanad, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research
  • Oyun Ravsal JEMR LLC Mongolia
  • Ramin Sedehi Impact Human Learning, USA
  • Kandesh Yumkella Co-chair of the Africa-Europe Foundation Strategy Group 



Speakers
avatar for Fadeke Ayoola

Fadeke Ayoola

CEO, NET Africa & AgriFund Management Center
I specialize in natural resource economics. Natural resource economics is a trans-disciplinary field of research within economics that aims to address the connections and interdependence between human economies and natural ecosystems. Its focus is on how to operate an economy within... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Encieh Erfani

Dr. Encieh Erfani

Executive Committee, Global Young Academy
Encieh Erfani is an Assistant Professor of the Physics Department at the IASBS, Iran since Dec. 2015. She obtained her Ph.D. degree from Bonn University, Germany in 2012. Her research area is Theoretical Physics and in particular Cosmology. She is a Junior Associate of the ICTP... Read More →
avatar for rahma rachdi

rahma rachdi

Correspondent- Head of Bureau, United States Press Agency
Dr. Rahma Sophia Rachdi is a Journalist in Politics, disabled in wheelchair and Head of the Correspondence, based in Paris, for the United States Press Agency. She is renowned for have released many scientific publications and journalistic articles and reports, for different media... Read More →
avatar for Intisar Soghayroun

Intisar Soghayroun

Professor, Khartounm
Professor Intisar  Soghayroun, professor of Archaeology, University of Khartoum 1991-2022, Sudan. Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research from 2019 to October 2021. My particular interest in my field includetheoretical archaeology, Medieval civilization , heritage management... Read More →
avatar for Dasapta Erwin Irawan

Dasapta Erwin Irawan

Researcher, Institut Teknologi Bandung
Dr Dasapta Erwin Irawan is an assistant professor in hydrogeology. He works as an active researcher and lecturer at the Faculty of Earth Sciences and Technology, Institut Teknologi Bandung. He focuses his research on translating hydrochemical data to understand the underlying hyd... Read More →
avatar for Frank Mugyenyi

Frank Mugyenyi

Executive Director, Minerals African Development Institution
Frank Dixon Mugyenyi is the Founder and Executive Chairman of Minerals African Development Institution (MADI) Ltd and former Coordinator of the Africa Minerals Development Centre (AMDC) a Specialised Agency of the African Union responsible for the implementation of the Africa Mining... Read More →
avatar for Julie Makani

Julie Makani

Principal Investigator, SickleInAfrica/ Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS)
Professor Julie Makani is a Physician Scientist in the Department of Haematology and Blood Transfusion at Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) www.muhas.ac.tz, Tanzania has established one of the world’s largest single-center study cohorts for sickle cell disease. She serves as Principal Investigator of the Sickle Cell programme in MUHAS and Sickle Pan African Research Consortium (SPARCO) Clinical Coordinating Centre (CCC) within SickleInAfrica... Read More →
avatar for Sampson Kofi Adotey

Sampson Kofi Adotey

Senior Communications and Outreach Manager, African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS)
Sampson Kofi Adotey is enabling science & technology for society by hacking education with inclusive innovation. He is the Senior Outreach Manager at the African Institute of Mathematical Sciences – Global Network. The World Economic Forum recently appointed him as the Global Shapers... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Sheikh Fayaz Ahmad

Dr. Sheikh Fayaz Ahmad

ASISTANT PROFESSOR, ZHEJIANG UNIVERSITY
Dr. Sheikh Fayaz Ahmad is a Post-PhD innovation researcher at the School of Management, Zhejiang University, China. He holds M.Phil and PhD from the Center for Studies in Science Policy, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He is a co-editor of the book titled ‘Informal Sector... Read More →
avatar for Ramin Sedehi

Ramin Sedehi

Founder, Impact Human Learning
Ramin is passionate about closing the gaps between science, education, society, and policymakers to understand the depth and breadth of humanity's challenges. To impact the health of communities, improve educational markers, and, most importantly, uphold democratic values and build... Read More →
avatar for George Essegby

George Essegby

Chief Scientist, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Ghana
Dr. GEORGE OWUSU ESSEGBEY, is the CEO/Chief Research Scientist of the CSIR-Technology Development and Transfer Centre. I was the former Director of the Science and Technology Policy Research Institute (STEPRI) of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) of Ghana... Read More →
avatar for Juan Miguel González-Aranda

Juan Miguel González-Aranda

Chief Technology Officer, LifeWatch ERIC
PhD. Engineer on Telecommunications, and Industrial Organization-Enterprise Management European Master. LifeWatch ERIC Chief Technology Officer-Executive Board Member & Director to Spain. For Chair of ERIC FORUM (www.eric-forum.eu), currently Executive Board Member (ENVRI cluster... Read More →
avatar for Martina Desole

Martina Desole

Director, European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL)
Martina Desole is the Director of ENoLL, the European Network of Living Labs, based in Brussels, promoting globally the Living Lab concept and methodology and the Network of our certified Members.She has a degree in International Law and a Post Graduate in European Policies.Martina... Read More →
avatar for Solomon Benor

Solomon Benor

CEO, Research and Community Engagement Affairs
Dr Solomon Benor is CEO of Research and Community Engagement Affairs at the Ethiopian Ministry of Education. He is also an Associate Professor of Plant Biotechnology at Addis Ababa Science and Technology University (AASTU), and an Adjunct Associate Professor at Addis Ababa University... Read More →
avatar for Dr Shaikha Al-Sanad

Dr Shaikha Al-Sanad

Program Manager / Research Scientist, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research
Dr Shaikha Al-Sanad is the program manager for the Sustainability & Reliability of Infrastructure Program at the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR). The team is involved in risk and reliability assessment of infrastructures, structural health monitoring of various infrastructures... Read More →
avatar for Yolanda Moyo

Yolanda Moyo

Head of Government Affairs, Illumina
Yolanda Moyo RN, MSc, is the Head of Government Affairs Africa at Illumina, based in Johannesburg South Africa. Her role is to manage and maintain government and stakeholder relations to enable the adoption of genomics technology in Africa. Previous to joining Illumina, Yolanda worked... Read More →
avatar for Adeleke Olorunnimbe Mamora

Adeleke Olorunnimbe Mamora

Minister of Science, Technology & Innovation, Government of Nigeria
avatar for Muhammad Iqbal Choudhary

Muhammad Iqbal Choudhary

Coordinator General, Ministerial Standing Committee on Scientific and Technological Cooperation of the OIC (Organization of Islamic Cooperation) (COMSTECH)
1PROF. DR. MUHAMMAD IQBAL CHOUDHARYMustafa (PBUH) Prize Laureate, Hilal-i-Imtiaz, Sitara-i-Imtiaz, Tamgha-i-ImtiazBRIEF CITATION Dr. M. Iqbal Choudhary is the Director and Professor of Bioorganic and Natural Product Chemistry at the International Center for Chemical and Biological... Read More →
avatar for Marleen Temmerman

Marleen Temmerman

Professor, The Agakhan University
Prof dr Marleen Temmerman, MD, MPH, PhD, FRCOG, FAAS, MBS, AAAS, leads the Centre of Excellence in Women and Child Health, Aga Khan University, Nairobi, Kenya. Prior she was the Director of the Department of Reproductive Health and Research (RHR) at the World Health Organization (Geneva... Read More →
avatar for Per Espen Stoknes

Per Espen Stoknes

Ass.Prof, Norwegian Business School
Per Espen Stoknes is a TED Global speaker, a psychologist with PhD in economics, and serves as the director of Centre for Sustainability and Energy at the Norwegian Business School in Oslo. An experienced foresight facilitator and academic, he’s also serial entrepreneur, including... Read More →

Conveners
avatar for Anna Stewart Ibarra

Anna Stewart Ibarra

Science Director, IAI
Dr. Anna Stewart-Ibarra is the Scientific Director of the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI). In this role, Dr. Stewart Ibarra supports the development and dissemination of global environmental change science to inform decision making across the Americas.Dr... Read More →
avatar for Declan Kirrane

Declan Kirrane

Chair Science Summit UNGA77, ISC
Declan Kirrane is the Founder and Managing Director of ISC Intelligence in Science, the chairman and managing director of the science Summit at the United Nations General assembly, and co-founder of Medicines for Future (MAF). He has over 25 years of experience as a global senior... Read More →


Tuesday September 13, 2022 11:00am - 1:00pm EDT
Online

11:00am EDT

(REF 13005) Mozambique Science and Innovation in Network - Convened by Osuwela Mozambique
Mozambique Session

"Science, Technology and Innovation, Mozambique's path in recent years - challenges and achievements", Zeferino Martins, Former Minister of Education, Higher Education and Vocational Technical Education, Former Secretary General of the CPLP, World Bank Consultant and Chairman of the Board of the NGO Osuwela

"The role of LP Science in the development of Science in the CPLP"
Susana Catita, Former Adviser Adviser Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education
Executive Director at Centro Ciência LP, under the auspices of UNESCO

"MYRE - Magezi Ya Gambo - Renewable Energy for rural community"
António Batel Anjo, Former Adviser Adviser Ministry of Education in Mozambique
Executive Director at OSUWELA
 
The work is based on an idea that Mozambique and other developing countries need a demonstrative pilot study on the use of an integrated paradigm using alternative energy and agriculture. Development requires a posture of science and technology that is proactive and dynamic in the generation of knowledge that can be made available to society. The concept consists of the creation of a dynamic ecosystem, consolidating electrification of the social and economic rural dynamics based on the use of multiple renewable energy sources combined with different technology systems, most of them already mature and available in the market, that can support rural science-based development within Mozambique to act as a catalyst for integrated and sustainable development of rural communities across similar African contexts.The research will lead to the development of an ecosystem reducing the energy gap and guaranteeing an important set of modernizations based on electrification of processes as well as on the usage of novel technologies optimizing agricultural practices through energy access. and much aligned with the international agenda.

"The AU-EU agenda and its importance for developing countries - perspectives for the coming years"
Declan Kirrame, Founder and Managing Director of ISC Intelligence in Science, the chairman and managing director of the science Summit at the United Nations General assembly, and co-founder of Medicines for Future (MAF) 

"SKA – an initiative for development”
Domingos Barbosa, Senior Researcher at Instituto de Telecomunicações - U. Aveiro  

"Examples of knowledge spin-off, interaction with industry and creation of economic value in scientific projects”
Miguel Bergano, Senior Researcher, Radioastronomer 



Moderator
avatar for Antonio Batel

Antonio Batel

Executive Director, Osuwela
Management of public units or private entities, is currently the executive director of Osuwela, where he has excelled in consulting and also in the design, planning and management of activities in the area of science education, such as science communication activities, promotion of... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Domingos Barbosa

Domingos Barbosa

DR, Instituto de Telecomunicações
Domingos Barbosa, PhD in Astrophysics & Space Techniques (U. Paris VII), Marie Curie Fellow (1998-2000) :Senior Researcher at Radioastronomy Group, Basic Sciences & Enabling Technologies, Instituto de Telecomunicações (IT), Portugal. Coordinates the ENGAGE SKA Research Infrastructure... Read More →
avatar for Declan Kirrane

Declan Kirrane

Chair Science Summit UNGA77, ISC
Declan Kirrane is the Founder and Managing Director of ISC Intelligence in Science, the chairman and managing director of the science Summit at the United Nations General assembly, and co-founder of Medicines for Future (MAF). He has over 25 years of experience as a global senior... Read More →
avatar for Susana Catita

Susana Catita

Director, Ciência LP Center
avatar for Zeferino Martins

Zeferino Martins

Chairman of Executive Board of Osuwela, Osuwela
Former Minister of Education of Mozambique Former Executive Director of CPLP
avatar for Miguel Bergano

Miguel Bergano

Senior Researcher, IT Aveiro


Tuesday September 13, 2022 11:00am - 1:00pm EDT
Online

2:00pm EDT

(REF 13006) Post Covid Business challenges and Innovation - Convened by Geneva Business School
Post-Covid Business challenges and Innovation

In 2020, when COVID hit the unprepared world, the businesses were closing with thousands daily and hoping to regroup. But the consumer behaviour they knew about was gone. The shift in the consumer purchasing pattern (along with the other challenges and restrictions) has happened, and the business was in chaos.
As the world is regrouping and counting the post-Covid damages, new business opportunities arose, and we are looking at a new business model where innovation is the masterpiece. In this model, getting reacquainted with the new “consumer purchasing model”, making a difference and having a different financial strategy became survival tools. This shift also highlights the circular economy and the importance of sustainability in local communities.
The intended outcome of the programme is to create a platform to provide directions and solutions for startups within the current challenges. The programme also aims to inform businesses of the innovative solutions they can adapt to perform in the “new normal” business environment. Another objective is to discuss innovative and preventive financial solutions for these businesses. These solutions and proposals could be used for policy creation and implementation worldwide.
In the second part of the session, the speakers will answer questions addressed by the participants. If you wish, you can email me the questions in advance as well. 

Speakers
avatar for Vincenzo Lorusso

Vincenzo Lorusso

Policy Officer, European Commission
Vincenzo Lorusso works as a Policy Officer at the European Commission, DG Research and Innovation (DG RTD), where he is in charge of Research and Innovation cooperation with Africa and, bilaterally, with ASEAN countries. Before joining the Commission, Vincenzo worked for eight years... Read More →
avatar for Sanja Ilieva

Sanja Ilieva

Business advisor, Procredit bank
Sanja Ilieva is a corporate banking advisor with Master's degree in Monetary economics, finance and banking. Her areas of interest are entrepreneurship and innovation, business development, corporate banking, foreign direct investments. She is actively involved in the research for... Read More →

Conveners
avatar for Alexandrina Maria Pauceanu

Alexandrina Maria Pauceanu

Professor, Geneva Business School Spain
Alexandrina Pauceanu is an expert in and researcher of business and an Associate Professor of management. Her areas of interest are entrepreneurship and innovation, business management, sustainable economic development & business incubators and clusters.She has authored several types... Read More →



Tuesday September 13, 2022 2:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Online

4:00pm EDT

(REF 13007) Briefing on education in Uganda - Convened by Makerere University, Uganda
Uganda as a country

Uganda is a landlocked country found in East Africa bordered by the democratic republic of Congo, Rwanda and Burundi in the west, Tanzania in the South, Kenya in the east and South Sudan in the North. Its total land area is 241,559 sq km. About 37,000 sq km of this area is occupied by open water, while the rest is land. According to the Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data, the current population of Uganda is 48,552,766 as of Wednesday, June 15, 2022.

The discussion forum aims to stimulate a discourse that will generate great ideas to improve the education system in developing countries taking Uganda as a case study.

Brief about Uganda Education
Uganda’s education is colonial oriented that was mainly premised on training clerks and administrators that would work for colonial masters during the protectorate period 1884 -1962, when Uganda became independent. As a result, the language used in education and public service is still English “s” language. The education system consists of four levels primary (7 years), lower secondary (4 years), upper secondary (2 years) and tertiary education (Vocational or Universities), ranging from three to five years.
Education in Uganda is funded through two streams; individual (private) and public/government. Although government schools and universities used to be the most preferred and with sound education systems, private schools have slowly gained influence and changed the terrain of education. Therefore, parents who are a bit wealthier take prefer to take their children to private schools as opposed to the government, where the standard seems to be compromised because of the need to accommodate the numbers. However, the government has a universal primary and secondary system of education for those who are economically disadvantaged.

The challenge of accessing quality education
Education is the only weapon one can use to fight poverty and eradicate diseases in communities and possibly wipe out food and income insecurity. Consequently, those employed in educational institutions have a great role to play in shaping and moulding the future champions of economic development. However, most developing economies suffer a dearth of well-trained teachers at almost all levels. As a result, teachers' training has remained a challenge, coupled with the rural population, poor infrastructure and a dearth of facilities, including basics such as school uniforms, chalk, meals, etc. Moreover, these basic needs, according to Maslow, are critical for sustaining human life.
Education is still patriarchal; although girls and boys are allowed to go to school, girls have fewer privileges than their male counterparts. This tends to limit their potential because they are vulnerable to economic and social shocks.
Limited progression from one level to another, there is an enrolment challenge in secondary education; for example in every ten enrolled in primary, only one joins secondary education. Thus, the completion rate is still low at 40% male and 36% female.
As of 2017, enrolment in universal secondary education (USE) schools was 648,957 out of the total 1,370,583 that sat primarily leaving examinations. These are the ones we are targeting but exclude private schools.
Whether government or private, schools are faced with enamours challenges that are institutional, cultural, technological and political etc.
The teacher-student ratio has been reducing as of 2017; it is 27:1. However, this is still high considering the poor infrastructure and enrolment at lower levels.
The class sizes are still big, which denies the teacher a chance to focus on every learner and precludes the learner from capturing the attention of the teacher, which may affect the learning.
What we envisage to achieve by encouraging school participation in the satellite project
Given that many secondary schools are rural and remote with no access to power/solar, there is a need for profiling to know precisely which schools are in a position to accommodate the project. As a result, some project subjects are hard to teach due to inadequate enabling environments such as manpower and infrastructure. We hope to overcome it through partnerships, and the discourse will give direction.
The irregularity of learners is also high since some of them have to do domestic tasks like fetching water, digging, collecting firewood, milking, etc. before going to school. This can be changed through support and sensitisation.
Collaborative Agenda
We have been in collaboration for long so we are not short of the merits and demerits of how it works. My honest view is that sometimes the collaborations are understood in the seminars, boardrooms and conferences but not by the recipients. If the world is to change, we need phenomenological and ethnographical interventions. Let the science be developed within the communities other than being imported to the community to avoid value neutrality.
Conclusion
If we are to develop science in education to support the community come out of illiteracy, ignorance and development economically, there is a need to have quality education. This quality education should be developed organically, keeping the concept of homemade at the forefront. It should originate from the community that experiences poor quality education and what they would suggest is critical for curriculum development. My conviction is that community-oriented interventions are majorly successful than imported solutions.

Speakers
avatar for Anthony Tibaingana

Anthony Tibaingana

Lecturer, Makerere University
Anthony is an ambitious person with a developed mature and responsible approach to any task he undertakes, or situation he is presented with. He is a marketer by education. Anthony won a SIDA research programme small grant research scholarship of Makerere-Sida bilateral programme... Read More →


Tuesday September 13, 2022 4:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Online

4:00pm EDT

(REF 13008) Fostering Collaboration to Accelerate Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Convened by the Kilimanjaro Innovation Hub
This panel session will discuss the importance of collaboration to accelerate innovation. Innovation is widely recognized as a key driver of economic growth and is vital to enhancing wealth accumulation, employment creation, and productivity. The past two decades have proven the pivotal role of innovation in bringing about economic development In fact, the build-up of innovation and entrepreneurial capacities have played a central role in the growth dynamics of high-income countries.

Innovation is, however, not an end in itself. The ultimate objective of innovation policies is the achievement of economic or social development targets, such as growth, job creation, enhanced productivity and income, higher quality of life, and decreased inequalities. Advancing innovation is an instrument for the achievement of such objectives, as well as a contribution to the fulfilment of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. As the world moves towards a future guided by the SDGs, a strong focus is placed on building collaboration with the public and private sectors, north to south, south to south to foster jobs and opportunities for all, advancing technology and innovation and addressing sustainability.
The panel has three main objectives:
  • To draw greater attention to the importance of mutual partnership in fostering partnership to accelerate innovation and entrepreneurship
  • To underline the role of innovation and collaboration as a means to achieve SDGs
  • To understand various models that foster collaboration which enforces re-thinking of our approaches and strategies
  • To identify and share best practices when it comes to effective, timely and scalable innovation examples across different sectors towards addressing SDGs
Teamwork is essential to getting things done. In today's global and digital 24/7 world, challenges are more complex; it's becoming increasingly important to bring more, diverse minds to the table and to break down silos.
Collaboration is one type of group activity familiar to community development. There is no shortage of initiatives intended to be collaborative. Collaboration has never been easy, mostly because conflict and competition within and among groups dominate the landscape. As everyone tends to avoid tension, what we actually may be left within communities is peaceful (or less than peaceful) coexistence and not collaboration. It may be a good time to re-thinking collaboration. How could new approaches to collaboration influence the economic transformation of a community, state or nation? Roschelle and Teasley define collaboration more specifically as “mutual engagement of participants in a coordinated effort to solve a problem together”. Collaboration involves three basic aspects: relationships, process and outcomes. Collaboration means to work together (relationships) toward (process) something in common (outcomes). It is often repeated that collaborative relationships are important because it takes more than one person, group or organization to address challenges. Relationships developed across sectors, disciplines and areas of study and practice may yield greater returns.
Tangible goals of collaboration include building affordable housing, supporting enterprise creation, STEM education, creating job opportunities and bringing high-speed Internet to rural areas. Many collaboratives seek to describe an issue or reach a consensus. A collaborative process is more than working together. It means the ability to think and act on complex projects together. The traditional strategic planning process may not be a model for the disciplines required to transform our economies now. Thinking together opens the door for innovation and seeing the problem differently. An important outcome of collaboration could be to create new measures of success in economic development. Re-thinking collaboration means finding how intellectual efforts, like mobilizing the creative capital of each individual, can generate value for the community.

Expected outcomes:
The session is intended to have the following outcomes:
  • Stir a need for intentional collaboration and partnership among the audience to cascade innovation
  • Greater attention and resources for effective and trustworthy collaboration to accelerate innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Mobilization of multiple stakeholders with audience members left with an understanding
  • of the role that different stakeholders across society (at the individual, institutional, and
  • macro/systems level) can take to ensure better public discourse on intentional collaboration.


Speakers
avatar for Richa Shrivastava

Richa Shrivastava

Director, Maker's Asylum
Richa is an Electronics & Communication Engineer by academics and also has a Business degree in Marketing, Leadership & Strategy. She has spent over a decade of her professional career in strategically enabling ecosystems that use technology for problem solving. Her inherent understanding... Read More →
avatar for Lise Fuhr

Lise Fuhr

Director General, European Telecommunications Network Operators’ Association. (ETNO)
Lise is Director General of ETNO, the Association representing Europe’s leading telecom operators, which she joined in 2016. Lise is also the Chairwoman of the Boards of Public Interest Registry (.org domain name registry) and the Public Technical Identifiers (PTI), formerly IANA... Read More →
avatar for Mammo Muchie

Mammo Muchie

Rated Research Professor, Tshwane University of Technology
Mammo Muchie received his primary and secondary education at St. John Elementary School and Fassildes High School [Gondar] respectively. Mammo topped the World Youth Forum Competition and was invited to USA in 1968 for pursuing high school education. Subsequently, he studied at DWhite... Read More →
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Addis Kassahun Mulat

Dr. Mulat holds a Ph.D from Bulacan State University of Philippines, M.Sc. B.Sc, B.A and Diploma from Addis Ababa University. He has over twenty years of managerial and technical experiences in diverse areas with multilateral, International NGOs, private sector development and government... Read More →
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Al Abreha

CEO, Gooday Online
Alem is Co-founder and CEO of , a job-tech startup in Ethiopia. A technologist by trade, with more than 15 years of engineering and leadership experience working in fortune 500 technology companies in the US.
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Mehret Walga

Mehiret Walga is a lecturer at the school of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Addis Ababa University Institute of Technology. She obtained her Bachelor and Master’s degree in Mechanical and Thermal Engineering from the same university. She also received different certificates... Read More →
avatar for Matthew Ash

Matthew Ash

Originally from London, Matthew worked predominantly in the financial sector during his working career in the UK but is now based in Johannesburg where he obtained an MBA from WITS University. Whilst completing this degree he developed a strong interest in different types of entrepreneurship... Read More →
avatar for Thomas Ammerl

Thomas Ammerl

Head of Scientific Coordination Office Bavaria-Africa Munich, Bavarian Research Alliance (BayFOR)
Thomas is head of the Scientific Coordination Office Bavaria-Africa as well as head of BayFORs unit Environment, Energy & Bioeconomy. As a non for profit company, BayFOR acts as a full service provider in research, development and innovation projects (e.g. via information on funding... Read More →

Conveners
avatar for Rahel Belete

Rahel Belete

Co-founder & Managing Director, Kilimanjaro Innovation Hub
Rahel is a co-founder of Kilimanjaro Innovation Hub (KIH). KIH is established with a broad social entrepreneurial vision of capacity building of the youths, empowering with skills to remove insecurity and instill confidence. Envision a nation free from unemployment and ensure fruitful... Read More →


Tuesday September 13, 2022 4:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Online
  Innovation
 
Wednesday, September 14
 

9:00am EDT

(REF 14009) Biodiversity in Latinoamerica "UNIDOS POR LA BIODIVERSIDAD DE LATINOAMERICA"
En el simposio “Unidos por la Biodiversidad Latinoamérica” junto a representantes de Paraguay, Costa Rica, Brasil, Bolivia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Chile desde el Instituto Misionero de Biodiversidad (IMIBio) invitamos a la sociedad a una movilización global por unir fuerzas para sensibilizar sobre la actual crisis de la naturaleza y la necesidad de proteger la biodiversidad.
Tenemos una gran responsabilidad, América Latina y el Caribe alberga el 34% de las especies de flora y el 27% de las especies de mamíferos del mundo, y millones de microorganismos, cifras que convierten a Latinoamérica en una “potencia” mundial en materia de biodiversidad, siendo además un territorio que destina el 20% de su superficie terrestre a la conservación, convirtiéndola en una región líder en materia de protección de dicha biodiversidad.
 La crisis de la biodiversidad es una manifestación importante del cambio climático. Por lo que garantizar la protección y la restauración de la biodiversidad no solo preservará el entorno natural para las generaciones futuras, sino que también ayudará a combatir el cambio climático y evitar las consecuencias negativas para nuestra alimentación, nuestra salud y nuestra economía. Urge que tomemos medidas a escala mundial.
Todas esas especies de la Flora, Fauna y Funga, son piezas de un gran equilibrio natural. Todos están conectados entre sí y dependen unos de otros. No obstante, la especie humana, es hoy responsable de la crisis climática, de la crisis del entorno natural, que provocan una pérdida masiva de biodiversidad. Hoy no solo se extinguen especies, sino que también se extinguen ecosistemas.
Hoy la necesidad de luchar por la preservación de la Biodiversidad y los Ecosistemas nunca ha sido más clara y urgente. Para sensibilizar sobre esta situación debemos estar “Unidos por la Biodiversidad de Latinoamerica”, teniendo como objetivo promover la empatía con el ambiente, concientizar sobre la crisis que enfrenta nuestro planeta, su vida silvestre y su flora, su fauna y funga, haciendo una llamada a la sociedad entera, sobre la necesidad de un gran cambio de paradigma ya. La sociedad científica debe cambiar las formas tradicionales de investigación y comunicación que no están siendo efectivas. Debemos pugnar por tomar acciones diferentes si queremos resultados diferentes.
En este simposio Misiones junto a países latinoamericanos discutirán y presentarán sus logros, estrategias y desafíos hacia el futuro en el cual todos nos encontremos “UNIDOS POR LA BIODIVERSIDAD”


Speakers
avatar for Anna Stewart Ibarra

Anna Stewart Ibarra

Science Director, IAI
Dr. Anna Stewart-Ibarra is the Scientific Director of the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI). In this role, Dr. Stewart Ibarra supports the development and dissemination of global environmental change science to inform decision making across the Americas.Dr... Read More →
avatar for Francisco José Prieto Albuja

Francisco José Prieto Albuja

Sub-Director, Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad de Ecuador
avatar for Adriana Brandt

Adriana Brandt

Coordinadora del Napi Trinacional, Fundação Araucária
avatar for Felipe do Vale

Felipe do Vale

Coordinador de proyectos de la Fundación SPVS de Brasil, Fundación SPVS de Brasil
avatar for Jon Paul Rodriguez

Jon Paul Rodriguez

Chair, IUCN Species Survival Commission
The IUCN Species Survival Chair Dr Jon Paul Rodrfguez is Professor at the Center for Ecology of the Venezuelan Institute for Scientific Investigations (lnstituto Venezolano de lnvestigaciones Cientfficas - IVIC), and founder, past Board Member (1987-2001, 2009-2012) and President... Read More →
avatar for Magter. Arq. L. B. Viviana Rovira

Magter. Arq. L. B. Viviana Rovira

Presidenta Instituto Misionero de Biodiversidad, Instituto Misionero de Biodiversidad (IMiBio)
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Lic. Rafael sosa Brizuela

Dirección General de Protección y Conservación de la Biodiversidad, Ministerio de Ambiente y Desarrollo Sostenible de Paraguay
avatar for Randall García

Randall García

Director general del Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad (INBio), Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad de Costa Rica
avatar for Hernando García

Hernando García

Instituto de Investigación de Recursos Biológicos Alexander von Humboldt
avatar for Martín René Araneda Mayenberger

Martín René Araneda Mayenberger

Co-fundador de Camina Sostenible., Camina Sostenible

Conveners
avatar for Emanuel Grassi

Emanuel Grassi

Director General, Instituto Misionero de Biodiverisdad (IMiBio)
Dr. Emanuel Grassi - Es Doctor en Ciencia Biológicas de la UBA, Director General Ejecutivo del Instituto Misionero de Biodiversidad.Desde 2017 ha comenzado a trabajar en proyectos de extensión, valorización y conservación, de especies de la Fauna, Flora y Funga de la Selva Paranaense... Read More →
avatar for Erik Ruuth

Erik Ruuth

Scientific Coordinator, IMiBio
I am interested in the impact on Health of Biodiversity and climate change, and how to mitigate and heal changes. In other words, I see HEALTH as a wide concept that involves all our entire environment going from the organic to inorganic and how they interact.The translation of scientific... Read More →



Wednesday September 14, 2022 9:00am - 4:00pm EDT
Hybrid / PUERTO IGUAZU - MISIONES - ARGENTINA

10:00am EDT

(REF 14010) Session on Sustainable Development Goals 13 and 14: Marine and Coastal Zones in Mexico - Convened by the Institute of Ecology, Fisheries and Oceanography of the Gulf of Mexico (EPOMEX), Autonomous University of Campeche.
ABSTRACT: Session on Sustainable Development Objectives 13 and 14: Marine and Coastal Zones in Mexico

Mexico has 11,200 km of shoreline, an adjacent continental platform of 388 thousand square kilometers, 15 670 square kilometers of estuaries and an insular surface of 5 083 square kilometers (DOF, 2018). Mexico is surrounded by three seas, the Pacific, the Atlantic and the Caribbean. The Sustainable Development Objectives 13 and 14 are very important for the 17 coastal states that Mexico has, and in particular the Gulf of Mexico, where the state of Campeche is located in its south-western portion. This session will present a series of topics that are related to the goals of SDO 13 and 14 for Mexico: Fish diversity evolution through time, coastal communities governance, sustainable aquaculture, coastal erosion and climate change, blue economy and coastal governance, coastal climate variability, wetlands restoration with local communities; and a vision of the SDOs in Mexico.

Ponencia "La diversidad ictiofaunística en la Laguna de Términos, México: Un seguimiento sistemático a través de décadas"
Dr Carlos Paz y Dr Atahualpa Sosa López
Ponencia “Los usuarios clave como rol determinante en la gobernanza de los sistemas socio-ecológicos costeros”
Dra. Angelina del Carmen Peña Puch
Ponencia Uso de probióticos como alternativa para una acuicultura sustentable
Dr. Maurilio Lara Flores
Ponencia Monitoreo de una playa de rápida respuesta a variables climáticas
Dr. Gregorio Posada Vanegas
Gobernanza costera y economía azul
Dra. Evelia Rivera Arriaga
Atlas de Riesgos Naturales en el Estado de Campeche: Línea base para comprender los efectos de la variabilidad climática
Dra Beatriz Edith Vega Serratos
Modelos de restauración ambiental con enfoque social: México, Costa Rica y África
Dra. Claudia M. Agraz Hernández

Speakers
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Francisco Ramirez

Coordinador General de Proyectos Estratégicos y Alternativas contra el Cambio Climático, Instituto Nacional de Ecología y Cambio Climático (INECC)
avatar for Beatriz Edith Vega-Serratos

Beatriz Edith Vega-Serratos

Profesora-Investigadora, Instituto EPOMEX-UAC
Beatriz Edith Vega-Serratos ((Professor and Researcher at EPOMEX Institute-UAC)PhD B. Edith Vega-Serratos is a Civil Engineer with a focus on hydraulics, she has studied the runoff in the basins of the state of Campeche and the hydraulic behavior of its rivers under the presence of... Read More →
avatar for Debora L. Ramírez Vargas

Debora L. Ramírez Vargas

Posdoc, Instituto EPOMEX
Debora L. Ramírez Vargas with training in Civil Engineering. She has a multidisciplinary master's degree in Integrated Coastal Management in the Coastal-Marine Zone. She is a former fellow at the Institute of Engineering of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) where... Read More →
avatar for Angelina Peña

Angelina Peña

investigador invitado, Instituto EPOMEX-UACAM
BiographyPhD. Angelina Peña-PuchShe was born in the city of San Francisco de Campeche, Campeche, Mexico. While studying for a degree in Economics at the Universidad Autónoma de Campeche (UAC), she had the opportunity to do her professional internship at the Instituto de Ecología... Read More →
avatar for Evalia Rivero Arriaga

Evalia Rivero Arriaga

Professor and Researcher, Institute of Ecology, Fisheries and Oceanography of the Gulf of Mexico, EPOMEX
BIOPICMaurilio Lara-Flores (Professor and Researcher of Molecular and Microbiology Diagnostic, EPOMEX Institute-UAC)Maurilio Lara-Flores has 19 years of experience in lecturing and researching as a Professor and Researcher of Molecular and Microbiology Diagnostic, at EPOMEX Institute... Read More →
avatar for Carlos Paz

Carlos Paz

Posdoc, Instituto EPOMEX, Universidad Autonoma de Campeche
Dr. Carlos E. Paz RíosI am a marine ecologist, with a special interest on macroinfauna and fish. As part of my work, I have participated in projects for assessing possible oil industry impacts on environmental conditions in the southern Gulf of Mexico. I have developed a major affinity... Read More →
avatar for Atahualpa Sosa Lopez

Atahualpa Sosa Lopez

Resarcher, Epomex UACam
Dr. Atahualpa Sosa-LópezMarine fish ecologist, participating in projects for evaluating environmental impacts on tropical coastal fish communities in the southern Gulf of Mexico. Recently, studying taxonomic diversity, fish abundance variability at several spatial and temporal scales... Read More →
avatar for Evelia Rivera-Arriaga

Evelia Rivera-Arriaga

Profesor, University of Campeche
Evelia Rivera-Arriaga (Professor and Researcher of Coastal management and Marine policy, EPOMEX Institute-UAC)Evelia Rivera-Arriaga has 32 years of experience at lecturing and researching as a Professor and Researcher of Coastal Management and Marine Policy, at EPOMEX Institute, University... Read More →
avatar for Gregorio Posada Vanegas

Gregorio Posada Vanegas

Researcher, EPOMEX Institute, Campeche Autonomous University
Dr. Gregorio Posada VanegasCivil Engineer from the EAFIT University of Medellín, Colombia, Master, and Doctor of Engineering from the National Autonomous University of MexicoResearch Professor of the Autonomous University of Campeche, in Institute of Ecology, Fisheries and Oceanography... Read More →
avatar for Claudia Maricusa Agraz Hernández

Claudia Maricusa Agraz Hernández

Professor Research, AAHL670225
Claudia Maricusa Agraz Hernández (Professor and Research of Coastal restauration and conservation coastal ecosystem, EPOMEX Institute UAC).Claudia Maricusa Agraz Hernandez, has 25 years in teaching and research, she was the first woman in Mexico to present a doctoral thesis on restoration... Read More →
avatar for Maurilio Lara Flores

Maurilio Lara Flores

Profesor Investigador, UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE CAMPECHE
The use of probiotics as an alternative to a sustainable aquacultureMaurilio Lara-FloresIn last decade, the total world fishery production decreased slightly and the human consumption for aquatic product increased. The reduction in capture fisheries was partly compensated for the... Read More →

Conveners
avatar for Evelia Rivera-Arriaga

Evelia Rivera-Arriaga

Profesor, University of Campeche
Evelia Rivera-Arriaga (Professor and Researcher of Coastal management and Marine policy, EPOMEX Institute-UAC)Evelia Rivera-Arriaga has 32 years of experience at lecturing and researching as a Professor and Researcher of Coastal Management and Marine Policy, at EPOMEX Institute, University... Read More →



Wednesday September 14, 2022 10:00am - 1:00pm EDT
Online

11:00am EDT

(REF 14013) Keynote by Dr Solomon Assefa, IBM: Building Our Sustainable Future Through Science and Computing
Building our Sustainable Future through Science and Computing
Dr. Solomon Assefa, Vice President, IBM Research
The world faces urgent societal, environmental, political, and economic challenges. Timely solving them hinges on our ability to develop fundamental innovations enabled by advances in computing technologies, break down geographic silos, and unite efforts through strong and effective international public-private partnerships. From high performance computing to AI to quantum computing and hybrid cloud platforms, technology can help answer the call to build a more prosperous and sustainable future for all. We’re already seeing it happen. AI and data science technologies are assisting policymaking for infectious diseases, understanding the impact of climate change on public health, and addressing water scarcity, among others. Nations worldwide are recognizing it and, for the first time, rising science to the top of national strategic priorities.
But addressing global challenges requires global communities. For that, it is imperative to make technology universally accessible and science more inclusive. Developing countries play an essential role not just as users of these technologies to meet their goals and drive regional economic growth, but as an integral part of the development process to extract the benefits and most importantly, in the evolution of the technologies and their useful application to solve our most pressing global challenges. Demographic shifts tell the story. We need to develop the future talent that will emerge from these countries to provide the next generation of innovative ideas that leverage computing technologies for sustainability and growth. We need to invest in skills development, a global community leveraging those skills, and inclusive participation in the technology-driven economy.
Dr. Solomon Assefa will discusses, with examples, the vital role of science and technology as engines of sustainable global economic growth and as tools to accelerate the discovery of solutions to our global problems. He will also address the importance of partnerships, sharing of data, knowledge, and computing platforms, and participation of developing countries through open science and open technologies. There is no better avenue for growth, international cooperation, and societal transformations than science. We must act now, together, because this world is all we have.


Speakers
avatar for Declan Kirrane

Declan Kirrane

Chair Science Summit UNGA77, ISC
Declan Kirrane is the Founder and Managing Director of ISC Intelligence in Science, the chairman and managing director of the science Summit at the United Nations General assembly, and co-founder of Medicines for Future (MAF). He has over 25 years of experience as a global senior... Read More →
avatar for Solomon Assefa

Solomon Assefa

VP, IBM
Dr. Solomon Assefa is a Vice President at IBM Research. He leads the global effort focused on developing core technologies for climate change mitigation and adaptation, healthcare and life sciences, computing and nanotechnology. Under his leadership, hundreds of researchers from IBM’s... Read More →
avatar for Triona McCormack

Triona McCormack

Director of Research, UCD
Triona leads the team at University College Dublin (UCD) responsible for research strategy, management and operations. She also currently co-chairs the UCD strategic theme on Creating a Sustainable Global Society. Prior to joining UCD, Triona was Director of Consulting for Ireland... Read More →


Wednesday September 14, 2022 11:00am - 12:15pm EDT
Online
  Data / AI, Policy

2:00pm EDT

(REF 14431) Keynote: Canada's International Science and Technology Partnerships
Speakers
avatar for Sara Wilshaw

Sara Wilshaw

Chief Trade Commissioner, Global Affairs Canada
Chief Trade Commissioner of Canada and Assistant Deputy Minister, International Business DevelopmentA senior government executive with 28 years of public service, Ms. Wilshaw is currently Chief Trade Commissioner and Assistant Deputy Minister at Global Affairs Canada. She leads a... Read More →

Conveners
avatar for Lissa Matyas

Lissa Matyas

Vice-President, Global Government Affairs, CIFAR
Lissa is Vice-President of Global Government Affairs at CIFAR. CIFAR is a Canadian-based global research organization, convening extraordinary minds to address the most important questions facing science and humanity. From quantum computing and artificial intelligence to innovation... Read More →


Wednesday September 14, 2022 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Online

2:00pm EDT

(REF 14014) Advancing Inter-scientific Dialogue for the participation of Indigenous Peoples, Youth and Women in the context of the climate crisis
Bolivia has important advances in the Interscientific Dialogue, which aims to open a dialogue between the different ways of knowing, living and being with Mother Earth. The Indigenous Peoples (IP) have been proposing alternative forms for the construction of knowledge from their own vision, wisdom and practices; on the other hand, the inclusion of indigenous peoples, youth and women in the construction of knowledge and policies on climate change is on the national agenda. This is why the Plurinational Authority of Mother Earth has created 3 consultative platforms to broaden the participation of these groups in the development of policies and actions to face climate change.

Through this panel, the Indigenous, Youth and Women's Consultative Platforms will reflect and share their experiences and proposals on their participation in the construction of knowledge and policies related to climate change.

Bolivia cuenta con importantes avances en el Diálogo Intercientífico, que tiene como objetivo abrir un diálogo entre las diferentes formas de saber, estar y ser con la Madre Tierra. Los Pueblos Indígenas (PI) vienen proponiendo formas alternativas para la construcción de conocimiento desde su propia visión, sabiduría y prácticas; por otro lado la inclusion de pueblos indigenas, jovenes y mujeres en la construccion de conocimiento y politicas sobre el cambio climático esta en la agenda nacional. Es por esto que la Autoridad Plurinacional de la Madre Tierra ha creado 3 plataformas consultivas para ampliar la participacion de estos grupos en el desarrollo de politicas y acciones para enfrentar el cambio climático.

Mediante este panel las Plataformas consultivas Indígena, de Jovenes y de Mujeres reflexionarán y compartirán sus experiencias y propuestas sobre su participación en la construcción de conocimiento y políticas relacionadas con el cambio climático.

Speakers: 
Angélica Ponce, Executive Director - Plurinational Authority of Mother Earth
Susana Pacata, representative of the Plataforma Indigena Originaria Campesina de Lucha contra el Cambio Climatico
Sergio Richard Romero Nina, representative of the Plataforma de Jóvenes por la Justicia Climática
Sandra Rodriguez Ruiz, representative of the Plataforma de Mujeres contra el Cambio Climático
Moderator: Fany Ramos Quispe, Belmont Forum IAI STeP Fellow



Speakers
avatar for Angélica Ponce Chambi

Angélica Ponce Chambi

Executive Director, Autoridad Plurinacional de la Madre Tierra
Angelica Ponce es la Directora Ejecutiva de la Autoridad Plurinacional de la Madre Tierra y ha impulsado el trabajo con las plataformas consultivas de cambio climatico, tambien desde su liderazgo en la Confederación Sindical de Mujeres de Comunidades Interculturales Originarias de... Read More →
avatar for Sandra Rodriguez Ruiz

Sandra Rodriguez Ruiz

PLATAFORMA DE MUJERES CONTRA EL CAMBIO CLIMÁTICO
Sandra Rodriguez Ruiz es Ejecutiva Dertamental del Beni de la Confederación Sindical de Mujeres de Comunidades Interculturales Originarias de Bolivia que forma parte de la “PLATAFORMA DE MUJERES CONTRA EL CAMBIO CLIMÁTICO”, la cual colabora con la Autoridad Plurinacional de... Read More →
avatar for Susana Pacata

Susana Pacata

PLATAFORMA INDIGENA ORIGINARIA CAMPESINA DE LUCHA CONTRA EL CAMBIO CLIMÁTICO
Susana Pacata es representante de la PLATAFORMA INDIGENA ORIGINARIA CAMPESINA DE LUCHA CONTRA EL CAMBIO CLIMÁTICO. Ella  participo en diferentes programas de formacion academica, y seminarios nacionales e internacionales. Susana es lider de su comunidad y fue secretaria ejecutiva... Read More →
avatar for Sergio Richard Romero Nina

Sergio Richard Romero Nina

Sergio Richard Romero Nina, es un joven de la Comunidad de Chayacari Ayllu Chullpa-Nación Originaria Suyu Charkas. Es estudiante de la carrera de Ingeniería Civil de la Universidad Nacional “Siglo XX”. Ha recibido difernetes premios por sus aportes en la lucha por el bienestar... Read More →
avatar for Fany Ramos Quispe

Fany Ramos Quispe

IAI Science, Technology and Policy Fellow, belmont forum
Fany Ramos Quispe estudió ingeniería ambiental y se especializó en el estudio de los cambios ambientales globales y el desarrollo internacional. Trabaja en la interfaz de ciencias y políticas ambientales, es parte de OWSD Bolivia y actualmente parte del programa de Ciencia, Tecnologia... Read More →

Conveners
avatar for Fany Ramos Quispe

Fany Ramos Quispe

IAI Science, Technology and Policy Fellow, belmont forum
Fany Ramos Quispe estudió ingeniería ambiental y se especializó en el estudio de los cambios ambientales globales y el desarrollo internacional. Trabaja en la interfaz de ciencias y políticas ambientales, es parte de OWSD Bolivia y actualmente parte del programa de Ciencia, Tecnologia... Read More →


Wednesday September 14, 2022 2:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Online

4:00pm EDT

(REF 14016) How standards are support the implementation of the SDGs - Convened by the IEEE
Speakers
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Konstantinos Karachalios

Managing Director, IEEE
Standards, Intellectual and Industrial Property.Designing and delivering technical assistance, institutional capacity building and professional skills development around the global IP system on behalf of the European Patent Office (Program for Africa and the Middle East).Managing... Read More →


Wednesday September 14, 2022 4:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Online

4:00pm EDT

(REF 14017) An Open Science Cloud for the SDGs - Convened by ESOC
Speakers
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Marialuisa Lavitrano

University Milano Bicocca, Italy
Professor Lavitrano is a professor of Pathology, director of the Molecular Medicine Unit at the University of Milano-Bicocca where she was pro-rector for International Affairs for 8 years (2006–2013). She is the Director of BBMRI.it, a national node of BBMRI-ERIC and of EMMRI... Read More →

Conveners
avatar for Declan Kirrane

Declan Kirrane

Chair Science Summit UNGA77, ISC
Declan Kirrane is the Founder and Managing Director of ISC Intelligence in Science, the chairman and managing director of the science Summit at the United Nations General assembly, and co-founder of Medicines for Future (MAF). He has over 25 years of experience as a global senior... Read More →


Wednesday September 14, 2022 4:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Online

4:30pm EDT

(REF 14378) From Smart cities to Metaverse: How can technology advise local policymakers? 
The importance of cities and local leaders in achieving Sustainable Development Goals goes beyond the confines of SDG 11[1].

As mayors and city officials are trying to translate these goals into new policy interventions, technologists using Web 3 tools like AI, cybersecurity, blockchain and cryptocurrency are trying to create practical services for their local community.

Inclusive Sustainable Smart City (ISSC) is a 30+ multi-city, global task force aimed to coordinate ongoing smart city efforts, matching right technologies to right cities, using real time, context-sensitive web information.

It’s four-step methodology include:
ESG+H (Health) evaluation using spatial web tools
Sustainable social architecture design using regenerative and token-based economics
Co-develop social cohesion and community resilience Web 3 platforms

[1] https://www.brookings.edu/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/2022_Brookings_SDG-Leadership-Cities.v4.1.pdf

Speakers
avatar for Valeriya Azarova

Valeriya Azarova

Economist, ifo Institute’s, Center for Energy, Climate and Resources
Dr. Valeriya Azarova is an Economist at ifo Institute’s, Center for Energy, Climate and Resources since 2020. Before, she has been a researcher at the Energy Institute at the Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria. She finished her PhD in 2019 and specialized in various aspects... Read More →
avatar for Lise Fuhr

Lise Fuhr

Director General, European Telecommunications Network Operators’ Association. (ETNO)
Lise is Director General of ETNO, the Association representing Europe’s leading telecom operators, which she joined in 2016. Lise is also the Chairwoman of the Boards of Public Interest Registry (.org domain name registry) and the Public Technical Identifiers (PTI), formerly IANA... Read More →
avatar for Alex Cahana

Alex Cahana

Founding Partner, ImpactRooms
Dr. Alex Cahana specializes in Web 3.0 transformation, in emerging markets and developing economies (EMDE). He is a founding partner at ImpactRooms, a Blockchain and Healthcare Expert for the UN/CEFACT, a Board member at AdanianLabs Africa and ACHA (Americas Continental Health Alliance... Read More →
avatar for Arsalan Abtahi

Arsalan Abtahi

CEO, Symphony
Arsalan Abtahi is a medical doctor, community builder and social entrepreneur dedicated to pushing forward the  2030 agenda for Sustainable Development. His mission is to create a new global standard for how future cities are designed, making them socially, environmentally and economically... Read More →
avatar for Kavya Pearlman

Kavya Pearlman

CEO, XR Safety Initiative
Kavya Pearlman, well known as the “Cyber Guardian,” is the founder & CEO of the XR Safety Initiative (XRSI). Kavya is an award-winning cybersecurity professional who currently advises over 80 global governments on global policies for emerging technologies and human rights co... Read More →
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Mary Carbajal

CEO, B1OS, Inc
Mary Carbajal is a global seasoned executive with a fierce passion to level the playing field when it comes to identity, health equity and literacy. A visionary change agent driving the convergence of technology and human experience across some of the world’s largest multinationals, as the... Read More →
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Rafael Mojden

Father
Rafael Mojden is a father who sees exponential technology as a way to build an inclusive future that includes everyone. By breaking global problems in to regional concerns, he empowers local resources to address issues at arms length. Through networking with experts in every field... Read More →
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Joel Myers

Co-founder, Hoozie
Joel Myers is an IT engineer, entrepreneur and leading international technologist. In his role as Chair of Smart Cities for IEEE he is dedicated to supporting municipalities globally to drive social wellbeing and economic growth through digital transformation, most especially to the... Read More →


Wednesday September 14, 2022 4:30pm - 6:00pm EDT
Online
 
Thursday, September 15
 

7:00am EDT

(REF 15018) The diversity of scholarly research from Indonesia -
This session covers various research topics conducted by Indonesian researchers. We’ve got a range of presentations from religious studies, Economy, to volcanic eruption. Let’s bring local research to the international conversation as we host all abstracts bilingually in our colourful publishing platform https://idscienceday2022.pubpub.org/.

Conveners
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Dasapta Erwin Irawan

Researcher, Institut Teknologi Bandung
Dr Dasapta Erwin Irawan is an assistant professor in hydrogeology. He works as an active researcher and lecturer at the Faculty of Earth Sciences and Technology, Institut Teknologi Bandung. He focuses his research on translating hydrochemical data to understand the underlying hyd... Read More →



Thursday September 15, 2022 7:00am - 2:00pm EDT
Online
  Policy / Regulation

8:00am EDT

(REF 15019) Funding Transdisciplinary Research in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs)/ Global South - Legitimacy, Empowerment and Societal Impact
Funding international research in a highly political world has its challenges.  Money doesn’t cross borders very effectively in the public space, and for many low and middle-income countries (LMICs), research, even societally relevant research, is often competing for the same small pools of funding that are being used to tackle basic needs including clean water, housing and poverty alleviation. But many of the world's LMICs are geographically located in areas that are expected to be hardest hit by the impending global environmental changes we are facing.  These are populations that will have the greatest need for strategies of adaptation or mitigation to weather the storm. In addition to the economic challenges, there are also significant social factors at play for the world to be able to legitimately engage in a respectful and holistic manner with the environmental challenges that are being foreseen at the intersection of many geopolitical playing fields.  How do we empower communities that have often been marginalized?  How do we build trust and legitimacy? How do we come together as funders, donors and partners to ensure that all stakeholders are supported and create ownership to enable solutions to take the global community forward.  This panel will explore some of the challenges being faced - and work with the participants/audience to come up with innovative ways to move forward.

Moderator
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Nicole Arbour

Executive Director, Belmont Forum
Dr. Nicole Arbour is the Executive Director of the Belmont Forum, where she works with members and partners, leading the secretariat to support the delivery of the Belmont Challenge.She came to this role from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), where she was the External Relations Manager, actively involved in developing and maintaining relationships between IIASA its national members.Nicole has spent the bulk of her career at the international science interface, building and developing bilateral and multinational relationships... Read More →
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Erik Ruuth

Scientific Coordinator, IMiBio
I am interested in the impact on Health of Biodiversity and climate change, and how to mitigate and heal changes. In other words, I see HEALTH as a wide concept that involves all our entire environment going from the organic to inorganic and how they interact.The translation of scientific... Read More →

Speakers
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Bamidele  Ademola-Olateju

Commissioner,  Ondo State Government
BAMIDELE ADEMOLA-OLATEJU is a Creative Writer, Social Media Maven, Author, Digital Strategist and Political Analyst with Versatile Background in Technical Communications. She is the Convener - Circle of Hands, a youth development and advocacy organization and the New Initiative For... Read More →
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Aldo Stroebel

Executive Director, Strategic Partnerships, National Research Foundation of South Africa (NRF)
Dr Aldo Stroebel is the Acting Group Executive Strategy, Planning and Partnerships, and Executive Director Strategic Partnerships at the South Africa’s National Research Foundation (NRF). He serves as South Africa’s National Contact Point for the European Research Council, as... Read More →
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Daniel Buss

Advisor for Climate Change and Health, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
Dr. Daniel Buss is the advisor of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization for the region of the Americas on the three Rio Conventions – Climate Change (UNFCCC), Biological Diversity (UN CBD) and Combat Desertification (UNCCD) – and on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, the 2030 Agenda. With a background on Ecology (BSc and MSc... Read More →
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Erica Key

US Global Hub Director, Future Earth
Dr. Erica Key is the US Global Hub Director for Future Earth, an international constellation of researchers, innovators, and actors supporting transformations to sustainability. She brings to the role more than a decade of experience leading systems approaches to global change and community-led research. Prior to joining Future Earth, Erica... Read More →


Thursday September 15, 2022 8:00am - 9:30am EDT
Online

9:00am EDT

(REF 15020) India’s Innovation System and Sustainable Development: Contemporary Challenges and Way Forward for Inter-linking evolutionary actors, organization and institutions
India is the second most populous country with about one-sixth of the world's population. It is growing fast and aims to become a developed economy in the next quarter of a century with a thrust on Science, Technology and Innovation. Although predominantly an agrarian economy, India has been transforming structurally towards a services sector dominant economy. India has emerged competitive in many high-technology intensive sectors including Information Technology (IT), and pharmaceuticals and it has been making major advances in space technologies and defence manufacturing.
In the era of fast changing technological frontiers and innovation acumen, it is important to understand the possibilities, complexities and challenges involved in building technological capabilities. Innovation seldom happens in isolation; rather the whole “Innovation system” co-evolves over time. The “innovation system” framework constitutes of inter-linkages of various evolutionary actors, organizations and institutions.
In this context, the focus of the session will be on understanding the nature and components of the Indian Innovation System, and to identify the strengths and constraints of indigenous innovation capabilities for meeting the Sustainable Development Goals.
The speakers will largely focus on issues like: Indian Innovation System in globalized and post pandemic times; Innovation system in the times of advanced manufacturing; India’s Innovation system and its strategy of achieving net zero. Mainly the speakers will concentrate on: Whether and How the Indian innovation system is evolving in a sustainable and inclusive manner.



Speakers
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JASPAL SINGH SANDHU

VICE CHANCELLOR, GURU NANAK DEV UNIVERSITY, AMRITSAR
Jaspal Singh Sandhu, Vice Chancellor, Guru Nanak Dev University, is the firstMedical Doctor to be Vice Chancellor of Multi Specialty University in the State of Punjab. Hedid most of his schooling in Amritsar and did his graduation and Post Graduation inMedicine from Government Medical... Read More →
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Nagesh Kumar

Director, Institute for Studies in Industrial Development (ISID)
Nagesh Kumar is the Director and Chief Executive of the Institute for Studies in Industrial Development (ISID). Prior to taking up this role in May 2021, Dr Kumar served as Director at the United Nations Economic and Social Commission of Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), holding several... Read More →
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K J Joseph

Director, Gulati Institute of Finance and Taxation
Prof K. J. Joseph currently the Director Gulati Institute of Finance and Taxation (GIFT) has  is theFounding Editor-in-Chief of Innovation and Development, published by Taylor and Francis,Founding Editor in Chief of Kerala Economy published by GIFT, President, Kerala EconomicAssociation... Read More →
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Y. Madhavi

Chief Scientist & Prof. AcSIR, National Institute of Science Communication and Policy Research (NIScPR), India
Y. Madhavi is a Chief Scientist at National Institute of Science Communication and PolicyResearch (CSIR-NIScPR) [erstwhile National Institute of Science, Technology and DevelopmentStudies (CSIR-NISTADS)], is a biologist by training with Ph.d (1991) in Life Sciences fromJawaharlal... Read More →
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Nirvikar Singh

Distinguished Professor of Economics, University of California, Santa Cruz
Nirvikar Singh is Distinguished Professor of Economics at the University of California, SantaCruz, where he also co-directs the Center for Analytical Finance. He has been a member of theAdvisory Group to the Finance Minister of India on G-20 matters; a consultant to the ChiefEconomic... Read More →
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Chintan Vaishnav

Mission Director, Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), Govt. of India and MIT
Dr. Chintan Vaishnav is a socio-technologist, an engineer trained to design and build large-scalesystems that possess both human as well as technological complexities. Presently, he servesas the Mission Director for Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), a flagship initiative of the governmentof... Read More →
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Padmashree Gehl Sampath

Director, Global Access in Action Program at Harvard University
Padmashree is a leading expert on technology, development and the global political economy. She is currently a Director of the Global Access in Action Program at Harvard University, Visiting Professor at the South African Research Chair in Industrial Development (SARChI ID), University... Read More →
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Swati Mehta

Asst. Professor, Guru Nanak Dev University, India
Swati Mehta (PhD) is Asst. Professor at Punjab School of Economics, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. She is Associate Editor, African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development, Rutledge, Taylor and Francis Group. She is a Member, Board of Management, The International... Read More →

Conveners
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Swati Mehta

Asst. Professor, Guru Nanak Dev University, India
Swati Mehta (PhD) is Asst. Professor at Punjab School of Economics, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. She is Associate Editor, African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development, Rutledge, Taylor and Francis Group. She is a Member, Board of Management, The International... Read More →
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Declan Kirrane

Chair Science Summit UNGA77, ISC
Declan Kirrane is the Founder and Managing Director of ISC Intelligence in Science, the chairman and managing director of the science Summit at the United Nations General assembly, and co-founder of Medicines for Future (MAF). He has over 25 years of experience as a global senior... Read More →
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Mammo Muchie

Professor, Tshwane University of Technology
Mammo Muchie received his primary and secondary education at St. John Elementary School and Fassildes High School [Gondar] respectively. Mammo topped the World Youth Forum Competition and was invited to USA in 1968 for pursuing high school education. Subsequently, he studied at DWhite... Read More →
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Rajesh GK

Director, Association for South South Cooperation in Innovation Systems Transformation (ASSIST)
Rajesh GK is a director of the UK based Association for South South Cooperation in Innovation Systems Transformation -ASSIST. He is development practitioner and Civil Servant with the Government of India and an Adjunct Fellow of Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa. A post... Read More →


Thursday September 15, 2022 9:00am - 11:00am EDT
Online

9:00am EDT

9:00am EDT

(REF 15021) Knowledge for Society and Knowledge for Humanity: Towards an Agenda for Now and Beyond
This session will discuss the complementarity of curiosity-driven research and mission-oriented research as strategies to deal with both present challenges faced by societies and future challenges concerning humanity as a whole and how research funders in middle-income and high-income countries are balancing and connecting those strategies.

Panellists, representing one private and four public research funders from Brazil, Canada, Chile and the Netherlands, will talk about how they pick their research agendas and how they listen to the input of their scientific communities, general public and even from beyond their borders. The session will also open for questions to debate what challenges remain to be tackled to ensure that knowledge generation enriches humanity as a whole while also addressing local issues.
AGENDA:
  1. Opening, 5 min (Luiz Mello, Convener) 9am New York time
  2. Camilo Erazo, ANID – 20 min
  3. Luiz Mello, FAPESP – 20 min
  4. Ted Hewitt, SSHRC – 20 min
  5. Anita Hardon, NWO – 20 min
  6.  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82207510336?pwd=YWlTOElBZWpoNTlzejlhSGFaRWluUT09
  7. Hugo Aguilaniu, Instituto Serrapilheira – 20 min
  8. Questions and Answers to the panel of speakers – 30 min
  9. Closing (Luiz Mello) – 5 min

Moderator
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Luiz Mello

Scientific Director, The São Paulo Research Foundation, FAPESP
Luiz Eugênio Araújo de Moraes Mello graduated in Medicine from the Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP) in 1982. He has a master’s degree (1985) and a PhD in molecular biology (1988) from the same university. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in... Read More →

Speakers
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Hugo Aguilaniu

Director President, The Serrapilheira Institute
Hugo Aguilaniu was trained as an agronomist in Bordeaux, France and pursued his studies in Sweden where he obtained his PhD in molecular genetics from Chalmers University in 2003. He then was a postdoctoral fellow at the Salk Institute (La Jolla, CA, USA) between 2003 and 2006 where... Read More →
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Anita Hardon

Professor, Wageningen University Research
Anita Hardon is Professor of Knowledge, Technology and Innovation at Wageningen University & Research. She has a masters degree in Medical Biology and a PhD in Medical Anthropology (University of Amsterdam). She has also been a fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral... Read More →
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Camilo Erazo

Subdirector of of Centers and Associative Researc, Agencia Nacional de Investigación y Desarrollo - ANID
Camilo Erazo is a Medical Doctor with a Diploma in Mental Health and Community Psychiatry from Universidad de Chile and an MBA in University of Melbourne. He has an extensive experience in mental and public health, combined with a robust postgraduate education in business and globalization... Read More →
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Ted Hewitt

President, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
Ted Hewitt was appointed president of SSHRC in March 2015. He served as the inaugural chair of the Canada Research Coordinating Committee from 2017 to 2019. Ted was vice-president, research and international relations, at Western University in London, Ontario, from 2004 to 2011, where he had been a professor of sociology since 1989. He was also a public policy scholar at the Brazil Institute of the Woodrow Wilson... Read More →


Thursday September 15, 2022 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Online

10:00am EDT

(REF 15022) Fostering transcontinental and intercontinental science collaboration - Convened by the Inter- American Institute for Global Research (IAI)

Global change, some of the greatest challenges of our time, transcend geopolitical boundaries.  Engaging with these challenges is complex, involves transdisciplinary collaboration across sectors and academic disciplines, foresight and horizon scanning and systems approaches in an international forum.  Creating institutions and spaces that can foster the necessary trust, develop shared terminologies and understandings, and build funding mechanisms that are accessible to the full breadth of stakeholders is key to engaging with these challenges in an equitable and constructive way.  This session will explore different ways that the Belmont Forum and the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI) work to bring transdisciplinary communities together to tackle global environmental change challenges.  It will also look to gain insight from the audience on how they engage in this transdisciplinary space, and what they see as necessary to tackle these challenges moving forward.

Moderator
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Matías Mastrangelo

IAI
Matías Mastrangelo is a biologist and holds a PhD in Environmental Studies. He is STeP fellow at the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI) and researcher from the National Council for Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET) at the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences... Read More →

Speakers
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Nicole Arbour

Executive Director, Belmont Forum
Dr. Nicole Arbour is the Executive Director of the Belmont Forum, where she works with members and partners, leading the secretariat to support the delivery of the Belmont Challenge.She came to this role from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), where she was the External Relations Manager, actively involved in developing and maintaining relationships between IIASA its national members.Nicole has spent the bulk of her career at the international science interface, building and developing bilateral and multinational relationships... Read More →
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Marcos Regis da Silva

Executive Director, Inter- American Institute for Global Research (IAI)
Dr. Marcos Regis da Silva is Executive Director of the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI). He is responsible for the provision of strategic advice to high level policy makers on issues related to global change and their socio-economic impacts, development of linkages between the IAI’s scientific agenda and global governance environmental frameworks, especially the Sustainable... Read More →

Conveners
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Erik Ruuth

Scientific Coordinator, IMiBio
I am interested in the impact on Health of Biodiversity and climate change, and how to mitigate and heal changes. In other words, I see HEALTH as a wide concept that involves all our entire environment going from the organic to inorganic and how they interact.The translation of scientific... Read More →


Thursday September 15, 2022 10:00am - 11:30am EDT
Online
  Data / AI, Collaboration

10:00am EDT

(REF 15024) The GLOBE Program – an international science and education program that fosters the next generation of STEM professionals and SCIENCE DIPLOMACY
Participants learn about GLOBE, its alignment with SDGs and possible strategies that help in their implementation.   They will be aware of GLOBE members supporting the attainment of SDGs using the program. Since its official launch in 1995, The Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Program has been providing students and the public with the opportunity to meaningfully contribute to our understanding of the Earth system and global environment. As an international science and education program, GLOBE is dedicated to supplying the future STEM professionals with the scientific knowledge necessary to tackle Earth's biggest challenges.  Over 120 countries participate and have contributed almost 225 million environmental science measurements.  It has several resources aligned with the SDGs, and many GLOBE members implement the program with this alignment in mind. During the session, panelists will present the story of GLOBE in their countries, its implementation and how the program is helping to meet the country’s SDGs.  The panelists, one each from the six GLOBE regions (Africa, Asia and Pacific, Europe and Eurasia, Latin America and Caribbean, Near East and North Africa, and North America), will cite specific case studies to illustrate this work and any results from these efforts

Moderator
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Michael Jabot

SUNY Distinguished Professor, SUNY Fredonia
Professor of Science Education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Dr. Jabot is the Director of the Institute for Research in Science Teaching and a NASA Earth Ambassador. He is a recipient of the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Research as well as being recognized... Read More →
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Larisa Schelking

CEO, Global STEM Education Center, Inc
Larisa K. Schelkin CEO, President and Founder, Global STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Education Center, Inc. 501(c) (3) nonprofit corporation; She is President and Founder of the Global STEM Education Consulting, LLC and a co-founder of the DOME Foundation nonprofit... Read More →

Speakers
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Tony Murphy

Director, GLOBE Implementation Office, UCAR
Dr. Tony P. Murphy is an experienced Director Of Implementation with a demonstrated history of working in the research industry. Skilled in Nonprofit Organizations, STEM, Educational Technology, Instructional Design, and Educational Research. Strong administrative professional with... Read More →
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Yupaporn Laplai

Specialist in Science Education, The Institute for the Promotion of Teaching Science and Technology (IPST)
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Ela Wołoszyńska-Wiśniewska

GLOBE Europe and Eurasia Region, UNEP/GRID-Warsaw Centre, Warsaw, Poland
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Nadhira Ahmed Alharthy

GLOBE Near East and North Africa Region, GLOBE Near East and North Africa Region, Oman; Previous Country Coordinator for Oman (8 years) , Master Trainer of Atmosphere protocols
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Kevin Czajkowski

GLOBE North America Region, Professor, University of Toledo, USA
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Madam Ngosse Fall Bousso

Professeur de SVT, Lycee Seydina Limamoulaye, Dakar, Senegal, GLOBE Africa Region
Madame Ngossé FALL graduated from high school and majored in Experimental Sciences in 1963 in Senegal. The same year, she won the Senegalese National Contest for Senior High School Students in Biology. She  graduated from Cheikh Anta Diop University, Dakar, where she got a Master... Read More →
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Marta Kingsland

Country Coordinator, GLOBE Program



Thursday September 15, 2022 10:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Online

10:00am EDT

(REF 15099) Young and Global - A perspective on today's challenges in science - convened by the Global Young Academy
This session explores how research and scholarship can be pursued based on inclusiveness at the global level. Global Young Academy (GYA) is itself global in its membership, covering 100 different countries of residence (members & alumni) and is advocating for the inclusion of the perspectives of researchers at the beginning of their careers; GYA is one of the few academies in the world where an equal share of the membership is female. The members also see value in and work hard to further the inclusion of underrepresented groups in the scientific endeavor.
GYA is offering a panel building on its wide array of activities. By addressing specific topics from the perspective of early-career researchers, the speakers will underline the necessity of listening to their perspectives especially when it comes to the reform of the measurement of scientific excellence and the introduction of open science. Both topics have specific relevance to researchers at the beginning of their careers. This is why GYA wants to set a vital sign with this panel that younger voices need to become an equal part of the scientific collaboration. The panel is a call to co-design a renewed system for research and scholarship to meet the urgent challenges societies worldwide are presently facing.

Open Science
Open Science is necessary for inclusive collaboration toward the SDGs. However, young scientists face barriers to practicing open science, including a lack of training and a lack of incentives. Additionally, the benefits of open science are not equally shared at a global level. GYA members will discuss barriers to open science among early career researchers and inequities in the current open science ecosystem.

Scientific Excellence
Universities and research-oriented institutions operate in a hyper-competitive environment that risks overburdening early career and minority researchers the most. Our working group at GYA critically considers how to reinterpret “Scientific Excellence” and how to gear research evaluation towards meeting the goals of a more inclusive, impactful, and open science research culture.

North-south, south-south scientific collaboration
A winning team of the GYA interdisciplinary north-south grant will be showcasing a citizen science project in Niger and Germany for the SDG agenda

At-risk scientists
The need to protect and support academic researchers fleeing conflict zones around the world is urgent. These intellectuals are perceived as threatening to regimes and extremist groups and are targeted directly as a result. Their survival and that of their families often require them to leave their home countries which brings their research careers to a startling halt. In the countries that host them, they struggle to gain access to or acceptance within the professional networks needed to sustain their research careers. This demoralizing experience poses a serious threat to scientific discovery and undermines the rebuilding capacity of a country once the conflict or threat ends. For that, GYA- At risk scholars initiative was created to enable the re-integration of exceptional, early-career at-risk scholars into research through a mentorship programme developed and led by GYA members.

National Young Academies
The Global Young Academy (GYA) has been supporting the establishment and collaboration of National Young Academies (NYAs). Currently, the network has grown to 40 and more NYAs, 16 similar bodies, and 10 initiatives. In this session, the role of GYA in supporting NYAs will be explained and two NYA examples, such as the Indian National Young Academy of Sciences and Young Academy of Japan, will be introduced. The discussion will go into the importance of collaboration with senior academies and the future of the young academy network.

Science Diplomacy 
Diplomacy and science are inseparable in the 21st century. With the benefits – and threats – of technology permeating every aspect of our lives and foreign relations, diplomats must be well-versed in emerging technologies and the challenges that they bring with them. On the one hand, stronger relationships between nations help both advances the course of science; on the other, science can help bring nations together. Early-career researchers (ECRs) are in a unique position to forge long-lasting connections between scientists, diplomats, and policymakers. In this sense, the GYA has the potential to combine the views of ECRs with the advocacy of diplomatic organizations since it is a member of the G7 group of academies, the InterAcademy Partnership, and the International Science Council. During this talk, three GYA members will discuss their experiences using science diplomacy to help bridge societal and technological gaps.

Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity at GYA
As a global scientific network, Global Young Academy (GYA) aims to provide a safe environment for Early-Career Researchers that fosters the exchange of scientific ideas and open debate. GYA values highly diversity, equity, and inclusion, and works against discrimination, be it due to race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion or religious belief, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, disabilities, medical conditions, or any other reason not related to scientific merit. GYA aims to assure diversity, equity, and inclusion within its own network, and to promote these values in academia and outside. During this talk, an overview of the GYA procedures that promote diversity and prevent discrimination practices will be presented. This overview will be followed by examples of GYA activities promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Schedule:
  • Opening: 10:00 - 10:05 EDT
  • Introduction to the GYA: 10:05 - 10:20 EDT
  • Scientific Excellence: 10:20 - 10:35 EDT
  • Science Diplomacy: 10:35 - 10:50 EDT
  • National Young Academies: 10:50 - 11:05 EDT
  • Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity at GYA: 11:05 - 11: 20 EDT
  • Break: SICSO Project Video 11:20 - 11:30 EDT
  • North-south, south-south scientific collaboration: 11:30 - 11:45 EDT
  • At-risk scholars: 11:45 - 12:00 EDT
  • Open Science: 12:00 - 12:15 EDT
  • Q&A: 12:15 - 13:00 EDT





Speakers
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Dr. Encieh Erfani

Executive Committee, Global Young Academy
Encieh Erfani is an Assistant Professor of the Physics Department at the IASBS, Iran since Dec. 2015. She obtained her Ph.D. degree from Bonn University, Germany in 2012. Her research area is Theoretical Physics and in particular Cosmology. She is a Junior Associate of the ICTP... Read More →
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Anindita Bhadra

Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research - Kolkata
Dr. Bhadra is a behavioural biologist, working with free-ranging (stray) dogs in India. While pet dogs are studied extensively and compared with wolves in order to understand the evolution of the dog-human relationship, free-ranging dogs in India provide the perfect model system for... Read More →
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Yensi Flores Bueso

Postdoctoral researcher, CancerResearch@UCC | Global Young Academy
I obtained my BSc in Biology from the National University of Honduras (UNAH). After which I pursued an MSc in Molecular Biology and Bioinnovation and A PhD in Medicine at University College Cork, Ireland, where my research work has focused on Bacteria and Cancer. I was recently awarded... Read More →
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Natasha Gownaris

Gettysburg College
Tasha is an assistant professor of marine ecology at Gettysburg College, where she teaches classes on ecology, fisheries, and oceanography. She is passionate about fostering diversity in STEM and teaching students data literacy skills. Tasha uses field and quantitative work to inform... Read More →
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Carlo D Ippoliti

Sapienza University of Rome
Carlo is a professor of political economy at the Sapienza University of Rome, and editor of the open access economics journals “PSL Quarterly Review” and “Moneta e Credito”. He is the recipient of the 2018 “A. Feltrinelli Giovani” prize for the social and political sciences... Read More →
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Pradeep Kumar

Personal Professor, University of the Witwatersrand
Pradeep Kumar is currently a Personal Professor of Pharmaceutics at the Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, Wits University, South Africa, and is affiliated with the Wits Advanced Drug Delivery Platform (WADDP) Research Unit. Prof. Kumar has an experience of over 12 years in... Read More →
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Robert Lepenies

Professor, Karlshochschule International University
Dr. Robert Lepenies is Professor for Pluralist and Heterodox Economics at Karlshochschule International University. Recent research interests include: science-policy interfaces, (indicator) politics of the Sustainable Development Goals, ethics of economics, multidimensional poverty, the legitimacy of using behavioral instruments in policy (“nudging”), and questions relating to the role of... Read More →
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Ibrahim Sidi Zakari

Teacher Researcher, Abdou Moumouni University
Ibrahim Sidi Zakari has over eight years of experience both nationally and internationally in e-commerce, government and academia.Currently, Ibrahim is serving as Assistant Professor at Abdou Moumouni University, where he is taking a lead role in managing data science projects; his... Read More →
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Saja Al Zoubi

lecturer at Global Development Studies Department, Saint Mary's University
Dr. Al Zoubi is a Development Economist and co-leads the Global Young Academy–At Risk scholars initiative. She is a lecturer in the ‘Conflict, Security and Sustainable Development ‘course at the Global Development Studies department at Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Canada... Read More →
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Felix Moronta

Senior Programme Assistant, ICGEB
I'm an International Public Servant committed to facilitating the adoption of agricultural products enhanced by modern biotechnologies. As a Programme Specialist in the Regulatory Science Group at the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB, Trieste, Italy), I support projects aimed to energize and strengthen biotechnology regulatory offices in the Global South. I work closely with national and international authorities for ensuring regulatory effectiveness in the changing landscape of evolving biotechnologies. I have a PhD in Applied Biology (Spa... Read More →
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André Xuereb

Ambassador for Digital Affairs, Government of Malta
André Xuereb is Malta's Ambassador for Digital Affairs. A physicist by training, he read for an undergraduate degree in mathematics and physics at the University of Malta, a Ph.D. in theoretical physics at the University of Southampton in the UK, and a master’s degree in entrepreneurship... Read More →
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Yoko Shimpuku

Professor, Hiroshima University
Prof. Shimpuku is a midwife and a researcher in global health, conducting field research in Tanzania to improve maternal and child health. She completed her Ph.D. in Nursing at University of Illinois at Chicago. As a former Executive Committee of the Global Young Academy and a member... Read More →
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Priscilla Kolibea Mante

Co-Chair, Global Young Academy
Priscilla is a neuropharmacologist with expertise in drug discovery and neurogenetics. She has a Ph.D. in pharmacology from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and postdoctoral training from the University of Michigan. Her research focuses on developing better therapeutic... Read More →
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Markus J. Prutsch

Principal Administrator/Associate Professor, European Parliament/Heidelberg University
A historian and political scientist, Markus J. Prutsch is a senior researcher and administrator at the European Parliament, responsible for culture and education policies, associate professor of modern and contemporary history at Heidelberg University, and a fellow of both the Global... Read More →
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Monika Kędra

Executive Committee Member, Global Young Academy
Dr. Monika Kędra is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Oceanology Polish Academy of Sciences (IOPAN) in Sopot, Poland. She holds a M.S. degree in Oceanography (2003) and a Ph.D. (2008) in Earth Sciences – Oceanology. Following a postdoctoral position (2011-2013) at the... Read More →
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Jennifer Plaul

Senior Project Officer, Global Young Academy
Jennifer is a Senior Project Officer at the Global Young Academy (GYA), based at the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina. At the GYA, she coordinates and supports projects such as annual conferences, strategic projects, and nominations. She has an educational background... Read More →



Thursday September 15, 2022 10:00am - 1:00pm EDT
Online

11:00am EDT

(Ref 15025) South-South and North- South Cooperation for Innovation
Enhanced South-South and North-South cooperation for Global "knowledge accumulation" is imperative, especially in the areas of Science, Technology and Innovation in order to overcome global challenges such as climate change, food and health security and inclusive adoption of digital technologies. SDG17 emphasizes upon the global community to work together. In this context, it is important to understand the cooperation possibilities for knowledge creation, sharing and accumulation amongst South-South and North-South regions to strengthen the Global Goal of making the world a better place for all. The contemporary global landscape of innovative activity encompasses geographical concentration in certain regions. There are information and knowledge asymmetries impacting the economic growth, development and welfare of the masses. With abundance power of human inquisitiveness, the technological frontiers have been continuously expanding. Over the years, technologies have improved immensely benefitting billions of people globally. Presently we are in the era of Industrial Revolution 4.0 (IR4.0) with rapid adoption of robotics, artificial intelligence and Internet of things, which gives hopes to some while others fear for their survival. What are the possibilities of South-South and North-South cooperation amidst competitive interests, given the huge concentration of knowledge generating hubs in the Global North? How formal and informal ties help in knowledge spillovers? These are some broad issues that will be discussed by the speakers in the session.

Speakers
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Vathiswa Papu-Zamxaka

DVC: Research, Innovation & Engagement, Tshwane University of Technology
Dr. Vathi Papu-Zamxaka is a research and innovation leader currently serving as Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research, Innovation and Engagement at Tshwane University of Technology. Sheholds a PhD degree in Public Health from London South Bank University in the United Kingdom and aMaster... Read More →
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Mammo Muchie

Rated Research Professor, Tshwane University of Technology
Mammo Muchie received his primary and secondary education at St. John Elementary School and Fassildes High School [Gondar] respectively. Mammo topped the World Youth Forum Competition and was invited to USA in 1968 for pursuing high school education. Subsequently, he studied at DWhite... Read More →
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Abdelkader Djeflat

Chair, The MAGHTECH Network
Prof. Abdelkader DJEFLAT holds a Master Degree and a PhD from Bath University UK. Professor of economics and former dean of the Faculty of Economics at the University of Oran in Algeria, he worked at the Faculty of Economics at the University of Lille in France. He is a member of... Read More →
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Angathevar Baskaran

Head, University of Malaya North-South Research Centre (UMNSRC) Associate Professor Department of Development Studies Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Malaya
Angathevar Baskaran is Head, University of Malaya North-South Research Centre (UMNSRC) and Associate Professor at Department of Development Studies, Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya. He is also a Senior Research Associate, SHARChI (Innovation Studies... Read More →
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Mingfeng Tang

Professor, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics
Professor Mingfeng Tang obtained her bachelor degree in Liaoning University, China and hermaster degrees and Ph.D. in the University of Strasbourg, France. She is currently a full-timeProfessor at the School of Business Administration, founder and director of Sino-FrenchInnovation... Read More →
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Rajesh GK

Director, Association for South South Cooperation in Innovation Systems Transformation (ASSIST)
Rajesh GK is a director of the UK based Association for South South Cooperation in Innovation Systems Transformation -ASSIST. He is development practitioner and Civil Servant with the Government of India and an Adjunct Fellow of Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa. A post... Read More →

Conveners
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Rajesh GK

Director, Association for South South Cooperation in Innovation Systems Transformation (ASSIST)
Rajesh GK is a director of the UK based Association for South South Cooperation in Innovation Systems Transformation -ASSIST. He is development practitioner and Civil Servant with the Government of India and an Adjunct Fellow of Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa. A post... Read More →
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Declan Kirrane

Chair Science Summit UNGA77, ISC
Declan Kirrane is the Founder and Managing Director of ISC Intelligence in Science, the chairman and managing director of the science Summit at the United Nations General assembly, and co-founder of Medicines for Future (MAF). He has over 25 years of experience as a global senior... Read More →
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Mammo Muchie

Professor, Tshwane University of Technology
Mammo Muchie received his primary and secondary education at St. John Elementary School and Fassildes High School [Gondar] respectively. Mammo topped the World Youth Forum Competition and was invited to USA in 1968 for pursuing high school education. Subsequently, he studied at DWhite... Read More →
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Swati Mehta

Asst. Professor, Guru Nanak Dev University, India
Swati Mehta (PhD) is Asst. Professor at Punjab School of Economics, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. She is Associate Editor, African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development, Rutledge, Taylor and Francis Group. She is a Member, Board of Management, The International... Read More →


Thursday September 15, 2022 11:00am - 12:30pm EDT
Online

1:00pm EDT

(REF 15622) Holding Wonder and Grief: Some Notes on Collaboration between Poets and Scientists
In a time of shrinking resources and shifting climate, two noted field researchers and two celebrated poets ask:  In a time of high stakes, big goals, and many losses, how can science and poetry help us hold wonder and grief simultaneously?    How does conversation between artists and scientists nourish us all?  How do disparate ways we approach, research, and report on climate change affect one another? How does our work allow others to see, access, hear and feel the impact of climate change on one another and on the world around us? Together, we four discuss how our daily work practices build forms of attention and knowledge for confronting crises. How can artists work alongside scientists to interpret this moment?   How can art offer refuge for scientists? How can direct conversations between artists and scientists more broadly build models for common understanding?  Finally: what do poets and scientists have in common? How is our work similar? And how— in the face of high stakes for the planet—  might each discipline productively renew the other?


Moderator
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Tess Taylor

Poet
A widely published critic, poet and essayist, and on-air poetry reviewer for NPR’s All Things Considered,  Tess Taylor’s five books of poems blend the lyric and the reportorial in unexpected ways, leading to what Nate Dixon of the Georgia Review recently hailed as “rich investigative... Read More →

Speakers
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Dr. Nalini M. Nadkarni

Professor, University of Utah
Dr. Nalini Nadkarni is a Professor of Biology at the University of Utah, where she studies the ecology of plants and animals in rainforest canopies, supported by the National Science Foundation and the National Geographic Society. Nadkarni also shares her knowledge through collaborations... Read More →
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JANE HIRSHFIELD

A former Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, founder of Poets For Science, and an elected member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, Jane  Hirshfield is the author of nine much-honored collections of poetry, including most recently Ledger (Knopf, 2020), a book centered... Read More →
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RYAN CARLE

Science Director, Oikonos Ecosystem Knowledge
Ryan Carle is the Science Director for the international conservation science non-profit Oikonos Ecosystem Knowledge, where he works on conservation of seabirds and shorebirds in California and Chile. He also teaches Natural History field classes at University of California, Santa Cruz, where his goal is to inspire wonder, compassion, and care for the natural world... Read More →

Conveners
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Ramin Sedehi

Founder, Impact Human Learning
Ramin is passionate about closing the gaps between science, education, society, and policymakers to understand the depth and breadth of humanity's challenges. To impact the health of communities, improve educational markers, and, most importantly, uphold democratic values and build... Read More →


Thursday September 15, 2022 1:00pm - 2:30pm EDT
Online

2:00pm EDT

(REF 15028) Empowering Young Professionals to become global leaders attaining the United Nations SDGs: Convened by United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) Global Diplomacy Initiative (GDI) and the UN PGA’s HOPE Fellows
In this session participants will meet with the next generation of global leaders from the UN General Assembly President’s Fellowship and UNITAR Global Diplomacy Initiative Fellowship programs (Class 2021 and 2022). The Fellows will share their thoughts on the role and contribution of science & science diplomacy to attaining the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The UN General Assembly President’s Fellowship for Harnessing Opportunities for Promoting Empowerment of youth (HOPE) is promoting youth engagement in multilateralism and support the next generation of diplomats, particularly from underrepresented countries at the United Nations. As the UN General Assembly President Abdulla Shahid said “This is a flagship initiative of the Presidency of Hope – one that is particularly close to my heart.......To invest in the future of multilateralism, we need to invest in our youth and bring them closer to the work of the UN.” UNITAR Global Diplomacy Initiative Fellowship program is a unique opportunity for young professionals to learn more about the Capacity for the 2030 Agenda, Strengthening multilateralism; advancing environmental sustainability and green development; promoting sustainable peace; and all 17 SDGs

The UN General Assembly President’s Fellowship for Harnessing Opportunities for Promoting Empowerment of youth (HOPE) is promoting youth engagement in multilateralism and support the next generation of diplomats, particularly from underrepresented countries at the United Nations. As the UN General Assembly President Abdulla Shahid said: “This is a flagship initiative of the Presidency of Hope – one that is particularly close to my heart. I am a firm believer in the importance of engaging with youth and enhancing the role of youth at all levels of decision making. To invest in the future of multilateralism, we need to invest in our youth and bring them closer to the work of the UN.” UNITAR Global Diplomacy Initiative Fellowship program is a unique opportunity for young professionals to learn more about the Capacity for the 2030 Agenda, strengthening multilateralism; advancing environmental sustainability and green development; promoting sustainable peace; and all attaining all 17 SDGs. The UNITAR GDI Fellows Class 2021 and Class 2022 and The UN General Assembly President’s Fellows Class 2022 will have a discussion and share their thoughts and perspectives on the role and contribution of science & science diplomacy to attaining the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The main objective for this session is to raise awareness of the role and contribution of science, science diplomacy and innovation to attain the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) from the perspectives of a new generation of global leaders from UNITAR Global Diplomacy Initiative Fellowship program and The UN General Assembly President’s Fellows HOPE Class 2022

The UNITAR GDI Fellows Class 2021 and Class 2022 and The UN General Assembly President’s Fellows Class 2022 will discuss and share their thoughts and perspectives on the role and contribution of science & science diplomacy to attaining the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The main objective for this session is to raise awareness of the role and contribution of science, science diplomacy and innovation to attaining the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) from the perspectives of a new generation of global leaders - UNITAR Global Diplomacy Initiative Fellowship program (Class 2021 and 2022) and The UN General Assembly President’s Fellows HOPE Class 2022

Moderator
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Michael Jabot

SUNY Distinguished Professor, SUNY Fredonia
Professor of Science Education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Dr. Jabot is the Director of the Institute for Research in Science Teaching and a NASA Earth Ambassador. He is a recipient of the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Research as well as being recognized... Read More →
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Larisa Schelking

CEO, Global STEM Education Center, Inc
Larisa K. Schelkin CEO, President and Founder, Global STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Education Center, Inc. 501(c) (3) nonprofit corporation; She is President and Founder of the Global STEM Education Consulting, LLC and a co-founder of the DOME Foundation nonprofit... Read More →

Speakers
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Dr. Roger Anderson

Asst. Professor, Dept. of Communication, Composition, & Languages Central State University
Asst. Professor of International Languages and Cultures (French/ Arabic). International Language & Cultures (Arabic, French, ESL) with academic in second language acquisition, intercultural competence, service learning, and non-profit administration experience.
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Jigme Wangmo

UN General Assembly President's Fellowship Program HOPE, Fellow Class 2022 ( Harnessing Opportunities for Promoting Empowerment of Youth), Mission of Bhutan to the UN
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Nadine Normand-Marconnet

Senior Lecturer, Monash university
Dr Nadine Normand-Marconnet left France 30 years ago to live and work in the Asia-Pacific region. Developing cultural intelligence, analyzing cross-cultural communication, and promoting diversity and inclusion are at the core of her professional and personal life. A certified Cultural... Read More →
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Marvin Cheung

Co-Director, Center for Global Agenda (CGA) at Unbuilt Labs
 Marvin Cheung is a global governance scholar and a business executive. He co-directs the Center for Global Agenda (CGA) and directs the Venture Strategy Group (VSG) at Unbuilt Labs. Bringing together his research interests, including the future of global governance, research organizations... Read More →
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Juliana Dagnese

UNITAR Global Diplomacy Fellow, Class 2022, Manufacturing Quality Integration Engineer at John Deere
Juliana Dagnese has more than ten years of experience as Quality Engineer within multinational manufacturing company. Currently, she works as a Quality Integration Engineer at John Deere Des Moines Works in Iowa, where her role is supporting the manufacturing and quality needs for... Read More →
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Dr. Andrea Thomas

Visiting Scholar, Viterbi School of Engineering/Senior Intercultural Learning Specialist, CILMAR, University of Southern California/Purdue University
Dr. Andrea Thomas is an educational leader for global learning, innovation and virtual exchange delivering transformative results to build and scale collaborative international programming in higher education through faculty professional development and learning design. She has worked... Read More →
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Ritwajit Das

UN GDI Fellow, UNITAR
Ritwajit is an international environment and development professional having strong emphasis on human rights approaches. Ritwajit has strong sectoral competences in - Environment, Public Policy, Sustainability, Human Rights, Economic Justice, Institutional Reforms, Business and Human... Read More →
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Emely Martinez

Anti-money laundering analyst and MA student, N/a
Ms. Emely Martinez is an AML Associate, Student at John Jay College, City University of New York and a Graduate Research Assistant at the National Science Foundation
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Jeremiah Perez-Torres

UNITAR Global Diplomacy Fellow Class 2021, UNITAR


Thursday September 15, 2022 2:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Online

2:00pm EDT

(REF 15029 - Hybrid) Empowering youth in Africa to be creative leaders in science and technology - Convened by the The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS)

"If you are planning for a year, sow rice; planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people." - Chinese proverb.

Today's digital revolution enables economies and drives innovation across all economic sectors. Africa, its people, and its leaders continually battle the double challenge of achieving SDG targets and adapting to climate change. More than 30% of primary-school-age girls remain out of school in Sub-Sahara Africa. Also, Africa's contribution to global scientific knowledge stands at 1.1%. Consequently, Africa's ratio of scientists and inhabitants currently stands at 79 scientists per million inhabitants, the lowest. Also, scientists trained in Africa often work elsewhere due to the lack of infrastructure and availability of resources.

Hence, this session will consider how African youth can be prepared to be creative leaders in the Fourth Industrial Revolution and embody excellence in science and technology by tackling Africa's mega challenges. The session will also examine how the African Institute of Mathematical Sciences is enabling young people in Africa through innovative education to address the continent's mega challenges. This session will also feature a movie by AIMS titled Wajenzi (means builder in Swahili).

Expected outcomes

The expected outcomes of this session include;
1. Appreciate the current challenges surrounding scientific excellence and training in Africa.
2. An opportunity to map the opportunities within the challenges for innovation.
3. Awareness creation on the value proposition of AIMS and how our alums are changing the way we see our world.
4. Amplify the need for innovative financing in funding education across Africa.


About AIMS

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) is a Pan-African Network Centres of Excellence for postgraduate training, research, and public engagement in mathematical sciences. Founded in 2003 in South Africa and later replicated in Senegal, Ghana, Cameroon, and Rwanda under the framework of the Next Einstein Initiative, AIMS is supplying the STEM pipeline by training African students for a Master's in Mathematical Sciences, including a co-operative option with a direct link to industry. Students admitted at AIMS benefit from full scholarships and close interaction with tutors and professors worldwide. AIMS has trained 2500 young scientists over the past two decades. The faculty comprises volunteer professors from the best universities globally, including Nobel Prize and Fields Medal laureates.

Moderator
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Yinka Adegoke

Editor, Semafor Africa
Yinka is a former editor at Rest of World; Quartz Africa, which he launched in 2015; and Billboard. In 2018, he was named one of the 100 Most Influential Africans by New African magazine. He previously wrote for Reuters, The Guardian, and The FT, among others, and has reported from... Read More →
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Sampson Kofi Adotey

Senior Communications and Outreach Manager, African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS)
Sampson Kofi Adotey is enabling science & technology for society by hacking education with inclusive innovation. He is the Senior Outreach Manager at the African Institute of Mathematical Sciences – Global Network. The World Economic Forum recently appointed him as the Global Shapers... Read More →

Speakers
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Bamidele  Ademola-Olateju

Commissioner,  Ondo State Government
BAMIDELE ADEMOLA-OLATEJU is a Creative Writer, Social Media Maven, Author, Digital Strategist and Political Analyst with Versatile Background in Technical Communications. She is the Convener - Circle of Hands, a youth development and advocacy organization and the New Initiative For... Read More →
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Lydie Hakizimana

CEO, AIMS
Lydie Hakizimana is a seasoned educator, successful entrepreneur, and the Chief Executive Officer of AIMS.As founder & CEO of Drakkar Ltd, a pioneering Rwandan educational publishing house, Lydie has over 10 years of experience in the production and distribution of textbooks. Through... Read More →
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Nana Baffour

Chairman & Chief Cultural Officer, QINTESS
Mr. Baffour is a Ghanaian American global management executive with hands-on operating experience in companies across the globe. He is a seasoned investor with a particular expertise in technology enabled businesses.Mr. Baffour is also the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Bottega... Read More →
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Emmanuel Tayo Akinlabi

Senior Scientist, Merck
Emmanuel is a Senior Scientist at Merck and a visiting researcher at Boston University. Before that, He was a postdoctoral researcher at the same institution from September 2020 to August 2022. Emmanuel graduated with a PhD in Physics from the University of Warsaw, Poland, in July... Read More →
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Belinta Simiyu

Rise Award Winner, Temple University
Belinta is a second-year chemistry major at Temple University. She created a program for one-on-one tutoring in local schools that mentors younger students and informs them about scholarships and learning opportunities. During her gap year, due to financial reasons, Belinta saw this... Read More →


Thursday September 15, 2022 2:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
The Yale Club of New York 50 Vanderbilt Ave, New York, NY 10017, United States

3:00pm EDT

(REF 15432) Science Futures: Be Prepared it's Time
Science Futures: Be Prepared it's Time
Among the specific proposals the Secretary-General announced are several strategic foresight initiatives under the UN's "Be Prepared Cluster":
  1. A Futures Lab.
  2. A Declaration on Future Generations.
  3. A United Nations Special Envoy. To ensure that policy and budget decisions closely reflect their impact on future generations.
  4. A regularly issued Strategic Foresight and Global Risk Report;.
  5. A Summit on the Future in 2023
For many, the future seems unimaginable and insurmountable, yet it is possible to envision these futures and empower people and organizations to take action to enable the desired outcomes. Based on facts and modeling by professionals, these possible futures can dispel the myths and clear the fog for pragmatic, action-based dialogue.
Current thinking tells us that inching along in two to five-year planning is enough. We don't often recognize the conversations around what already exists, and we have been taught that social science, such as futures practices, is too 'soft' sciences but this limits potential.
Let us reimagine our time horizons. On the understanding of time horizons and futures, a common belief (and often a very Western one) is that time moves uni-directionally forward. Yet every culture, spanning the globe, has its own sense of time. Through a constellation of problems or questions to solve and multiple potential solutions we examine the concept of time from different cultures, creating future artifacts that tell the story of the notion of time and its relationship to the future. Futures practices such as foresight and futurecasting bring together the intersection of wicked problems, experts, practitioners and storytelling. Creating opportunities to learn, use imagination, collaborate, create, and grow; providing space for the construction of applied outcomes such as policy, centers, labs, summits, reports, and interactive experiences.
You can build great data with both hard (quantitative) and social sciences (qualitative). But we must ask ourselves now - what will we need to know for the future?
Effective Futures practices use a combination of science/technical inputs to create structured data sets, effects-based models and understanding of culture and empathy to develop scripts for worldbuilding. These are trainable skills creating value and vital preparations of future generations. These digital natives will naturally understand the brilliance of code but this leaves a gap for the insertion of human power skills such as empathy.
Futures practices require empathy to construct the data. The outcomes produce growth mindsets and cultivate opportunities for non-traditional scientists and ancient knowledge to enter the field. Equity and Inclusion are mandatory for the field of futures practices as the future is imagined by humans and all humans must have the agency to shape their future in the design phase. Science is creative. Futures work should disrupt the idea of who believes they are invited,included or allowed. The future is a permission space to share ideas, gather data and engage in meaningful ways while building action-driven applied outcomes.
 
OBJECTIVE:
  • Engage with Time
  • Construct Artifacts form the Future
  • Inspire community through Science Futures
ORGANIZERS:



Speakers
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Alisha Bhagat

Alisha Bhagat is a futurist and strategist whose work focuses on the creative use of futures tools such as strategic foresight and scenarios planning to impact long term positive change, particularly around social justice. She is based at Forum for the Future, a non-profit, and is... Read More →
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Nour Batyne

Nour Batyne (she/her)Nour Batyne (she/her) is a creative producer, facilitator, and artist — her work lies at the intersection of immersive storytelling, futures thinking, and social innovation.Nour is a Next Generation Foresight Practitioner Fellow at the School of International... Read More →
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Dr. Claire Nelson

Dr. Claire Nelson is Chief Ideation Leader of The Futures Forum, a research and education practice specializing in bringing the power of strategic foresight, and the discipline of sustainability engineering to challenges facing organizations and communities. Nelson, named on Forbes... Read More →
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Cyndi Coon

Producing Director, Applied Futures Lab
Cyndi Coon serves as a Producing Director at the Applied Futures Lab, the Chief of Staff at the Threatcasting Lab, Producing Director at the Weaponized Narrative Initiative, and a producer for the office of the president at Arizona State University. Cyndi is the Founder and CEO of... Read More →
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Mansi Parikh

Mansi Parikh - Founder - Foresight & Innovation Strategy, Future Tense Inc.Passionately Curious, a Reverse Superhero (in defiance of the superhero norm, she attempts her worldbuilding/ saving by day), Mansi is the Founder of Future Tense, an award-winning futurist and NGFP Fellow... Read More →


Thursday September 15, 2022 3:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Online

4:00pm EDT

(REF 15030) Ageing, our best opportunity - Convened by UK National Innovation Centre for Ageing
Ageing and Climate change are the two mega trends deeply related to each other that are happening simultaneously on our planet today. However, while we are clear about the concept related to the fact that we must not only care for the planet’s climate but also try in every way to prevent its degradation, the same cannot be said about our health in the ageing process. This proposal aims to take an alternative view of what is unravelling around the topic of ageing and longevity by suggesting why instead of being a problem, it could be our most significant opportunity led by innovation and research.

Abstract:
The general trend has been that we’re living longer – but life expectancy has stagnated in the UK and is falling in the USA. In the UK, we spend a fifth of our lives in poor health – and the poorer you are, the more significant the proportion of your life in poor health. The NHS spends vast sums treating people whose conditions are avoidable - and by some estimates, 40 per cent of its costs go on treating preventable diseases.

Following the WHO Determinants of Health segmentation, health is influenced by various factors in five key domains. The domains we might call "non-disease-related" include behavioural patterns (40% influence on health), genetics (30%), social circumstances (15%), and environmental exposures (5%). And the domain in which disease is present includes health care (10%). While we could sit here and argue endlessly about the exact percentages among those five domains, instead, we can perhaps all agree that when it comes to reducing early deaths, health care plays an all in all relatively minor role but consumes most of the attention of politicians, companies and our budgets.

So, if we imagine ageing as a block of marble that until a few years ago seemed unbreakable, today we have the certainty that if properly informed, supported and educated, we can become the sculptors of our own lives and transform that symbolic block of marble into a beautiful sculpture, into a statue of which we are the subject. Longevity is thus a journey, not a destination, that starts with the people who decide to embark on it; that needs suitable companions to be appreciated and exploited and the proper routes to make it enjoyable, long, and satisfying. Out of metaphor, this journey combines human factors and experiences, research, technologies, processes, and business model innovation. It is time we consider an opportunity for ourselves, our society, and our

Conveners
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Ingrid Liekens

Zayed University
NP

Nic Palmarini

Director, National Innovation Centre for Ageing
Nicola Palmarini is the Director of UK's National Innovation Centre for Ageing (NICA) – a world leading organisation supported by an initial investment from UK Government and Newcastle University – to help co-develop and bring to market products and services which enhance and improve all aspects of life for our ageing societies. The Centre aims to bring together... Read More →


Thursday September 15, 2022 4:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Online
 
Friday, September 16
 

8:00am EDT

(REF 16158 - Hybrid) Climate change and innovative solutions - Convened by Government of Mongolia.
This is a physical event taking place in New York at the Mongolian Embassy. Please register to the physical event by filling in the form above. 

Introduction and aims

Opening remark by Dr Enkhamgalan, Minister of Science and Education of Mongolia
Keynote: Briefing on co-benefit actions in Mongolia to mitigate climate change impact. The presentation will highlight the “Billion tree nationwide campaign” for climate resilience and regional collaboration, covering the synergy of actions for adaptation to climate change based on the traditional way of life, indigenous knowledge, and modern know-how, including the ecosystem-based approach.

Abstract

The synergy of actions for adaptation to climate change based on indigenous knowledge and modern know-how: Presentations will introduce: The findings of local development policy research and climate adaptation planning activities conducted jointly by the researchers from urban and rural public and private entities and local community representatives based on spatial variability and temporal dynamics of climate, natural resources and ecosystems services; Innovation and technology that bridges between science and industry, as well as for public and private sectors for better respond to climate change. “e-Mongolia” system initiated and launched by Mongolia government provides various public services including references, submission of requests to the government agencies, tracking of various application processes, and enables active participation of citizens in national and local development policies, plans and implementations without limitation of geography, locations, and time

Expected outcomes
Sharing Mongolia's national and local good practices, achievements and lessons learnt from scientific and policy research and development, and well synergy of actions and nationwide campaign for adaptation towards a nature-based solution and ecosystem-based adaptation based on the traditional way of life, and modern know-how;
- Learning from international good practices, innovative approaches and networking for regional and global collaboration for sustainable and climate-resilient development.

Science Summit at UNGA77, Mongolia session agenda September 16 Friday
7:00am - 9:30am

Venue: Permanent Mission of Mongolia to the UN and Online

Opening and keynotes

Opening remarks: Minister Enkh-Amgalan Luvsantseren, Ministry of Education and Science, Mongolia


Climate change and innovative solutions
Dr Batjargal Zamba Special Envoy of Mongolia on Climate Change, Climate Change Research and Cooperation Center (CCRCC)
Abstract: Briefing on co-benefit actions in Mongolia to mitigate climate change impact. The presentation will highlight nationwide initiatives including "e-Mongolia", "New Revival Policy",and “Billion tree nationwide campaign” for climate resilience and regional collaboration, covering as well synergy of actions for adaptation to climate change based on the traditional way of life, indigenous knowledge and modern know-how, including ecosystem-based approach.

Keynote 2:
Green resilience index
Dr Chuluun Togtokh, Institute of Sustainable Development, National University of Mongolia       

Abstract: A new green resilience index integrates human development, inclusive growth and planetary pressures, addressing climate change and sustainability issues. It covers not only three pillars of sustainability but integrates prosperity and resilience across human, national and global scales.
Q & A

II. Case studies

Climate change adaptation planning at subnational and local levels
Dr Oyun Ravsal (JEMR LLC, consulting firm, Mongolia)
Collaborative efforts of the researchers and local government and public service officers towards a nature-based solution and ecosystem-based adaptation and green development.

Climate Resilient Green Development Planning
 
Dr Bayasgalan Gerelchuluun (Information and Research Institute of Meteorology, Hydrology and Environment, Mongolia), 
Prof Uuganbayar Budjav (System Thinking Laboratory of Mongolia University of Science and Technology);
 Climate change adaptation and sustainable development planning with the use of system dynamic modelling; Past and future climate change, drought, flood, windstorm impacts, risk and resilience; Simulation of development scenarios;


Case study: Analysis of Spatial Variability and Temporal Dynamics of “Land-Climate-Pasture-Livestock-Herder” system for Local Adaptation Planning
Dr Lkhagvadorj Nanzad, 
Mrs Nandin-Erdene Geserbaatar (National Remote Sensing Centre, Mongolia);
 
Analysis and mapping of climate-vegetation condition and changes causing negative impacts with use of climate model’s results and MODIS products; Multi-criteria analysis, ranking and planning of adaptation measures and sites for reforestation in riparian areas, construction of water ponds, forage storage and protection of pasture hayfield and water springs in rural areas of Mongolia.


Innovative solutions to reduce land degradation and improve the economy
Mr. Oyunbayar Gombojav (ONDO LLC, Mongolia);
Analysis of degradation and desertification causes; Innovative solutions with improved communication and data services, smart and green development models for governance, environmental protection, soils pollution prevention along with economic growth in rural areas and resilience of livestock sector.

III. Knowledge and Culture
Indigenous knowledge and Culture: Theory and Practices for Peace and Prosperity
 
MrsDelgermaa Enkh-Amgalan (Orshikhui NGO)
Dr Ulambayar Dagvadorj (Tenger Uzeltnii Negsen Kholboo, NGO); 
Dr Erdenechimeg Bold (Orchil Gegee Institute, NGO);
Ancestral knowledge, life theory and practices for sustainable development in harmony with nature, future education, new way to look forward; Great kings’ governance, leadership, justice and peace; The World's motherland sounds day for all living beings, for spiritual peace on the Earth.

IV. Discussion & Closing
5 min Closing
Dr Batjargal Zamba

Speakers
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Delgermaa Enkhtaivan

Researcher Subtle body, Aura expert, Orshikhui NGO
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Lkhagvadorj Nanzad

Dr. Lkhagvadorj is a scientific researcher at the division of remote sensing, Information and Research Institute of Meteorology, Hydrology and Environment. His main research field is remote sensing for disaster and drought monitoring, vegetation and primary production modeling. Current... Read More →
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Erdenechimeg Bold

Dr.  Bold is a founder of "ORCHIL GEGEE HURUELEN" NGO which is a research institute developing the theory and methodology of "EH YAZGUUR" meditation (since 2018). She has Bachelor degree in "Designer of Shoe-Leather Products" from Art Academic Institute, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, Master... Read More →
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Declan Kirrane

Chair Science Summit UNGA77, ISC
Declan Kirrane is the Founder and Managing Director of ISC Intelligence in Science, the chairman and managing director of the science Summit at the United Nations General assembly, and co-founder of Medicines for Future (MAF). He has over 25 years of experience as a global senior... Read More →
avatar for Oyun Ravsal

Oyun Ravsal

Director, JEMR LLC Mongolia
Dr. Oyun Ravsal is Principle consultant and General Director of JEMR LLC (JEMR), which is a Mongolian national consulting company established in 1996 with a mission to contribute to and facilitate for creation of new knowledge in the society, and introduce and implement good practices... Read More →
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Togtokh Chuluun

Institute for Sustainable Development, National University of Mongolia
Dr. T. Chuluun works as Director of the Institute for Sustainable Development, the National University of Mongolia and Advisor to the Institute of Geography & Geoecology, the Mongolian Academy of Sciences. He worked at the Mongolian Academy of Sciences (1977-1991), Colorado State... Read More →
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Nandin-Erdene Geserbaatar

Nandin-Erdene Geserbaatar is a scientific researcher at the division of Remote Sensing, Information and Research Institute of Meteorology, Hydrology and Environment. Her research interest includes forest change, forest aboveground biomass, and machine learning. Her current research... Read More →
avatar for Oyunbayar Gombojav

Oyunbayar Gombojav

Mr. Oyunbayar Gombojav is an IT engineer-consultant  researcher of Ondo LLC, Mongolia. Graduated from the Technical University of Kharkov, Ukraine (1978), master of IT, and State University of Mongolia (1989), Science and Technical University, Ulaanbaatar (2010).Work experience... Read More →
avatar for Enkh-Amgalan Luvsantseren

Enkh-Amgalan Luvsantseren

Minister of Science and Education, Government of Mongolia
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Batjargal Zamba

Chief Science Advisor, CCRCC
Dr. Batjargal Zamba is currently working as a Science advisor at the Climate Research and Cooperation Centre of the Ministry of Environment and Tourism. He is serving as the Special Envoy of Mongolia on Climate Change and the National Focal Point of Mongolia for the United Nations... Read More →
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Munkhtseren Sharav

Mongolia Government Cabinet


Friday September 16, 2022 8:00am - 11:30am EDT
Hybrid
  Collaboration, Policy

9:00am EDT

(REF 16031) SDG Damage Control: Trans-border Scientific Cooperation Through the International Science Reserve - Convened by the New York Academy of Sciences
This session is intended to introduce a broad audience to the functioning and purpose of the International Science Reserve (ISR) and why it matters to people and communities. The session will focus on the role of the ISR in helping to protect sustainable human development gains and ensure science and policy in times of crisis are responsive to the most affected people in society.   
The ISR prepares and mobilizes scientists to respond to complex and urgent global crises. Coordinated by the New York Academy of Sciences, the ISR organizes a global network of scientists to undertake crisis scenario planning and readiness exercises, and when crisis strikes, will match scientists with pro bono specialized scientific and technical resources such as geospatial-temporal mapping capacity and high-performance computing to strengthen and support their research. 
The ISR is built on the idea that solutions can only come from the widest possible range of different kinds of partners. This means that the session also offers a call to action: a way for almost any participant to get involved with the ISR as an individual or representative of an institution. 

Moderator
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Mila Rosenthal

Executive Director, International Science Reserve, New York Academy of Sciences
Mila Rosenthal has over 20 years of international experience as a leader, communicator, and educator on economic, social, climate, and environmental issues. Most recently, as Director of Communications and Advocacy for the United Nations Development Programme, she spearheaded global... Read More →

Speakers
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Nicholas Dirks

President & CEO, New York Academy of Sciences
Nicholas Dirks is the President and CEO of the New York Academy of Sciences. Founded in 1817, the New York Academy is among the oldest scientific organizations in the United States. Throughout itshistory, the Academy’s membership has featured thinkers and innovators from all walks... Read More →
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Erwin Gianchandani

Assistant Director for Technology, Innovation and Partnerships, and Federal Liaison to the ISR, National Science Foundation
Dr. Erwin Gianchandani is the U.S. National Science Foundation’s assistant director for Technology, Innovation and Partnerships, leading the newly established TIP Directorate.Gianchandani has worked at NSF since 2012. Prior to becoming the assistant director for TIP, he served as the senior advisor for Translation, Innovation and Partnerships for over a year, where he helped develop plans for the new TIP Direc... Read More →
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Tracy Marshall

University of the West Indies St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago
Tracy Marshall is a PhD candidate in the Department of Geography at the University of the West Indies St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago. She has a multi-disciplinary background with an Associate degree in Building and Civil Engineering from the Barbados Community College... Read More →
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Philip Nelson

Director, AI for Social Good, Google AI
Philip Nelson leads a research team at Google applying machine learning and advanced computational techniques to science and healthcare challenges. He joined Google in 2008 with the acquisition of his startup and was previously responsible for a range of Google apps and geo services... Read More →


Friday September 16, 2022 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
Online

9:00am EDT

(REF 16033) Impact of Mining in Africa on Climate Change- how can science and innovation provide innovative solutions to Green Mining in Africa, especially for ASM
Conveners
avatar for Frank Mugyenyi

Frank Mugyenyi

Executive Director, Minerals African Development Institution
Frank Dixon Mugyenyi is the Founder and Executive Chairman of Minerals African Development Institution (MADI) Ltd and former Coordinator of the Africa Minerals Development Centre (AMDC) a Specialised Agency of the African Union responsible for the implementation of the Africa Mining... Read More →


Friday September 16, 2022 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Online

9:30am EDT

(REF 16032 - Hybrid) Biodiversity Plenary: Convened by LifeWatch ERIC/ Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
In-person meeting
47th Floor; Chrysler Building 405 Lexington Avenue New York, NY 10174 United States

Biodiversity Plenary (All times EDT (New York))

09h00 
Welcome
Estefanía Sánchez Rodríguez Economic and Commercial Counsellor of Spain. Permanent Mission of Spain to the United Nations in New York
Ana Fornells de Frutos Environment and Climate Change Counsellor of Spain. Permanent Mission of Spain to the United Nations in New York
Bruno Fernández Scrimieri Economic and Commercial Counsellor of Spain. Secretariat of State of Trade in New York. Spanish Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism
Michael Wieting Executive Director EXTENDA New York Office. Trade and Investment Agency of Andalusia - Spain

09h10 
Opening
Moderator: Declan Kirrane ISC/SSUNGA77
Enrique Alonso Council of State, Spain
Athanasios Kyriazis  Secretary General of Research and Innovation, Greece
Inmaculada Figueroa Deputy Director General for Internationalization of Science & Innovation, Ministry of Science & Innovation, Spain
Anna Stewart Ibarra, Directora Científica del Instituto Interamericano para la Investigación del Cambio Global, Uruguay
Shamila Nair-Bedouelle Director-General for Natural Sciences, UNESCO
Olorunnimbe Mamora Minister of Science Nigeria
Arturo Luis Luna Tapia Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Republic of Colombia
 
09h50 
Scene Setting: How is biodiversity crucial to delivering the UN’s SDGs, and what needs to happen now?
Moderator: Declan Kirrane ISC/SSUNGA77
Christos Arvanitidis CEO, LifeWatch ERIC
Juan Miguel González-Aranda CTO, LifeWatch ERIC
Javier Castroviejo Bolívar LifeWatch ERIC (Spanish node)
Benjamin Marticorena DG, Consejo Nacional de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación Tecnológica, Peru
Frédéric Ouattara Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Innovation, Burkina Faso
Andres Ponce Mayor of GAD Montufar, Ecuador

11.10
Biodiversity Data: supporting policy optimisation globally
Moderator: Juan Miguel González-Aranda CTO, LifeWatch ERIC
Joe Miller CEO, Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
Ali Abo Sena CEO, Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency
Sanjay Kumar Director, CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology (CSIR-IHBT)
Jaime Lobo Domínguez-Roqueta LifeWatch España (Biodiversity Data)
Josef Torman ASREN, Jordan
Libby Ellwood iDigBio

12h00
Human Networks combine indigenous knowledge, nature-based solutions and ecosystem services
Moderator: Joe Miller GBIF 
George Essegby Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Ghana
Nicole Arbour Belmont Forum, Uruguay
Claudia Romano Agencia Uruguaya Cooperación Internacional,Uruguay

12h50
Lunch

14h00 
Biodiversity Case Studies: Accessing global datasets to inform policy-making
Moderator: Declan Kirrane ISC/SSUNGA77
Nahid Osman Director, Coastal Studies Center, Red Sea University
Ward Appeltans Marine Biodiversity focal point, manager OBIS Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO
Aidin Niamir Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) & Senckenberg Society for Nature Research 
Vladislav Popov Vice Rector, Agricultural University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Lloyd Day Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), Mario Leon, Alvaro Ramos, Jose Manuel Avila LifeWatch ERIC
Pedro Beja Cibio-Portugal


15h20
Inclusive Global Capacity-building, technical and scientific cooperation and technology transfer, including indigenous knowledge
Moderator: Declan Kirrane ISC/SSUNGA77
Enkh Amgalan Science Minister, Mongolia
Paul Oldham One World Analytics
Muhammad Abdul Muhith, Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations
Ronnie Phuthego Director STI International Cooperation and Resources, Ministry of Entrepreneurship, Botswana
Solomon Benor Ministry of Education and Science, Ethiopia
Milind Pimprikar Indigenous Knowledge research Infrastructure (IKRI)/CANEUS, Canada
Esther Cachón Campollo Head of Unit of the Subdivision for Horizontal S&T Programmes at the Spanish State Research Agency (AEI)
Hang Choun Naron Minister of Education, Youth and Sport, Cambodia

16h30 Recommendations
Moderator: Declan Kirrane ISC/SSUNGA77
Juan Miguel González-Aranda CTO, LifeWatch ERIC
Viviana Rovira President, ImiBio
Fernando Amestoy Rosso Presidente del Parque Científico Tecnológico de Pando - Uruguay
Bamidele Ademola-Olateju Government of Ondo State, Nigeria
Kristian Meissner Syke, Finland

17h10 
END

Speakers
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Esther Chacon

Head of Unit of the Subdivision for Horizontal S&T Programmes, Spanish State Research Agency
Ms. Esther Chacón Campollo is Head of Unit of the Subdivision for Horizontal S&T Programmes at the Spanish State Research Agency (AEI), the biggest R+D+I funding body in Spain. She is in charge of the participation of the AEI in the international funding programmes regarding the... Read More →
avatar for Declan Kirrane

Declan Kirrane

Chair Science Summit UNGA77, ISC
Declan Kirrane is the Founder and Managing Director of ISC Intelligence in Science, the chairman and managing director of the science Summit at the United Nations General assembly, and co-founder of Medicines for Future (MAF). He has over 25 years of experience as a global senior... Read More →
avatar for Ward Appeltans

Ward Appeltans

Marine Biodiversity focal point, manager OBIS, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO
Mr Ward Appeltans is the marine biodiversity focal point at UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) where he manages the Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS) and supports the Biology and Ecosystems Panel of the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS BioEco... Read More →
avatar for Joe Miller

Joe Miller

Executive Secretary, Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
GBIF—the Global Biodiversity Information Facility—is an international network and research infrastructure funded by the world’s governments and aimed at providing anyone, anywhere, open access to data about all types of life on Earth.The Secretariat GBIF coordinates a global... Read More →
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Jose Manuel Avila

Environmental Scientist, Agroecology Technical Officer, LifeWatch ERIC
He is an Environmental Scientist who specialized in Biodiversity and Conservation Biology and has a PhD in Environment and Society. He has more than twelve years of experience in R&D projects across different sectors (research center, academia and industry). At the beginning of his... Read More →
avatar for Javier Castroviejo

Javier Castroviejo

Director, Friends of Doñana Association
CURRICULUM VITAE He is Spanish, Doctor in Biological Sciences. He has published 175 papers.He has supervised 6 undergraduate theses and 27 doctoral theses, 17 of which deal with Tropical biodiversity.Positions that he has held:Director of the Master "Management of Biodiversity in... Read More →
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Christos Arvanitidis

CEO, LifeWatch ERIC
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Milind Pimprikar

CANEUS, Founder & Chairman and IKRI
Dr. Milind Pimprikar, Founder & Chairman, CANEUSDr Milind Pimprikar, a “Global citizen”, is an influential network builder connecting the “haves” and “have-nots”, with a proven track record of transitioning innovative technologies-based solutions to serve humanity’s... Read More →
avatar for Inmaculada Figueroa

Inmaculada Figueroa

Deputy Director General, Ministry of Science and Innovation of Spain
Inmaculada Figueroa is Vice Deputy Director-General for Internationalization of Science and Innovation in the Ministry of Science and Innovation of Spain. An electronic engineer from the Polytechnical University of Madrid, she is strongly involved in European and Global policies on... Read More →
avatar for Nicole Arbour

Nicole Arbour

Executive Director, Belmont Forum
Dr. Nicole Arbour is the Executive Director of the Belmont Forum, where she works with members and partners, leading the secretariat to support the delivery of the Belmont Challenge.She came to this role from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), where she was the External Relations Manager, actively involved in developing and maintaining relationships between IIASA its national members.Nicole has spent the bulk of her career at the international science interface, building and developing bilateral and multinational relationships... Read More →
avatar for Magter. Arq. L. B. Viviana Rovira

Magter. Arq. L. B. Viviana Rovira

Presidenta Instituto Misionero de Biodiversidad, Instituto Misionero de Biodiversidad (IMiBio)
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George Essegby

Chief Scientist, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Ghana
Dr. GEORGE OWUSU ESSEGBEY, is the CEO/Chief Research Scientist of the CSIR-Technology Development and Transfer Centre. I was the former Director of the Science and Technology Policy Research Institute (STEPRI) of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) of Ghana... Read More →
avatar for Juan Miguel González-Aranda

Juan Miguel González-Aranda

Chief Technology Officer, LifeWatch ERIC
PhD. Engineer on Telecommunications, and Industrial Organization-Enterprise Management European Master. LifeWatch ERIC Chief Technology Officer-Executive Board Member & Director to Spain. For Chair of ERIC FORUM (www.eric-forum.eu), currently Executive Board Member (ENVRI cluster... Read More →
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Anna Stewart Ibarra

Science Director, IAI
Dr. Anna Stewart-Ibarra is the Scientific Director of the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI). In this role, Dr. Stewart Ibarra supports the development and dissemination of global environmental change science to inform decision making across the Americas.Dr... Read More →
avatar for Ronnie Phuthego

Ronnie Phuthego

Director - STI International Cooperation and Resources, Ministry of Entrepreneurship, Botswana
Senior Leader with demonstrated global experience on sustainable development, research, science, innovation, multilateral diplomacy and resource mobilization. Proven track record on resource mobilization, designing and implementing innovative national and international (multi-national... Read More →
avatar for Nahid Osman

Nahid Osman

Director, Coastal Studies Center, Red Sea University and Lecturer with Faculty of Marine Science and Fisheries, Red Sea University
Ms Nahid Abdel Rahim Osman, Ph. D, Associate professor, Phycology and Coastal Management, Department of Coastal Management, Faculty of Marine Science and Fisheries, Red Sea University, P. O. box 24. Port Sudan, Sudan. (nahidcoast@yahoo.com).I was graduated with first class in Botany... Read More →
avatar for Bamidele  Ademola-Olateju

Bamidele  Ademola-Olateju

Commissioner,  Ondo State Government
BAMIDELE ADEMOLA-OLATEJU is a Creative Writer, Social Media Maven, Author, Digital Strategist and Political Analyst with Versatile Background in Technical Communications. She is the Convener - Circle of Hands, a youth development and advocacy organization and the New Initiative For... Read More →
avatar for Adeleke Olorunnimbe Mamora

Adeleke Olorunnimbe Mamora

Minister of Science, Technology & Innovation, Government of Nigeria
EA

Enrique Alonso

Council of State, Spain
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Kyriazis Athanasios

Secretary General, Research and Innovation, Greece
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Aidin Niamir

Head technical support unit for data and knowledge, Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)
Dr Aidin Niamir is a scientist at the Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Institute, where he supports projects and researchers with their data and knowledge management needs. Aidin also leads the technical support unit for knowledge and data of the Intergovernmental Sc... Read More →
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Libby Ellwood

Global Collaborations Manager, iDigBio
avatar for Sanjay Kumar

Sanjay Kumar

Director, CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bioresoruce Technology, Palampur (HP), India
Dr. Sanjay Kumar received post-doctoral training at Texas Tech University (USA), Rothamsted Research (UK), and Kansas State University (USA) after receiving doctorate degree from Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi. He is currently working as the Director of CSIR-Institute... Read More →
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Andrés Ponce

Mayor of GAD Montufar (Ecuador)
- Presidente de la Asociación de Escuela - Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria UCE (2004). - Delegado al Consejo Directivo de la UCE, (2003, 2004 y 2005). - Representante al Concejo Universitario de la UCE (2004 y 2005). - Concejal del Cantón Montúfar (2014-2019). - Alcalde del Cantón... Read More →
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Benjamin Marticorena

DG, Consejo Nacional de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación Tecnológica, Peru
CURRICULUM VITAEBenjamín Marticorena Castillo  Datos Generales Doctor en Física,  por la Universidad de Grenoble, Francia (1972;con Mención Muy Honorable y Felicitación). Investigador en el Centro de Estudios Nucleares de Grenoble, CENG,Laboratorio de Resonancia Magnética... Read More →
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Frédéric Quattara

Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Innovation, Burkina Faso, Government of Burkina Faso
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Ali Abo Sena

CEO, Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency
Dr. Ali AboSena has more than 20 years of outstanding experience in working for private sector and public sector through managing of different regional and international projects in the field of energy efficiency and renewable energy application, environmental management and assessment... Read More →
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Jaime Lobo Dominguez-Roqueta

LifeWatch ERIC España (Biodiversity Data)
Jaime Lobo Domínguez-Roqueta (Engineer Degree in Aerospace. Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Aeronáuticos (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid)).Jaime Lobo Domínguez-Roqueta is a Spacecraft Operations Manager with extensive knowledge of satellite systems and related aerospace... Read More →
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Claudia Romano

Uruguay Agency for International Cooperation
Graduated in Sociology from the University of the Republic.Master in Public Policy and Management from the University of the Republic.Master in International Development Cooperation from the Complutense University of Madrid.She is currently the Cooperation Manager of the Uruguayan... Read More →
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Alvaro Ramos

Asesor de la Dirección de Cooperación del IICA, IICA
avatar for Mario Leon Frutos

Mario Leon Frutos

Director, Territorial Development and Family Farming ProgrammeCosta Rica
Ingeniero agrónomo, con énfasis en economía rural, doble maestría en economía agrícola con énfasis en agro negocios, Universidad de Belgrano, Argentina y en planificación y conducción estratégica nacional, Instituto de Altos Estudios Estratégicos, Paraguay. Carrera profesional... Read More →
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Lloyd C. Day

Deputy Director General, Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA)
Mr Lloyd C. Day is a United States citizen and assumed his position as Deputy Director General of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) on July 1, 2012.Started career with the Governor of California, eventually becoming the Assistant Secretary of International... Read More →
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Arturo Luis Luna Tapia.

Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation - Republic of Colombia
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Hang Choun Naron

Minister for Education, Youth and Sport, Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, Cambodia
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Pedro Beja

Deputy Director, BIOPOLIS-CIBIO
Deputy Director and Senior Researcher at BIOPOLIS-CIBIO - Research Centre in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources (Portugal). Conservation biologist interested in the natural and anthropogenic drivers of biodiversity change in human-dominated landscapes. Involved in the application... Read More →

Conveners
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Meissner Kristian

Director, Finnish Environment Institute
I am the director of the strategic program focused on environmental information and head of Jyväskylä office at the Finnish Environment Institute (Syke). In my over 15 years in environmental administration I've worked on different aspects around development and the uptake of modern... Read More →


Friday September 16, 2022 9:30am - 4:00pm EDT
Hybrid
  Biodiversity / Environment, Collaboratiion
  • Co-Organizer 2 Chrysler Building 405 Lexington Avenue New York, NY 10174 United States
  • In-person Address Chrysler Building 405 Lexington Avenue New York, NY 10174 United States

10:00am EDT

(REF 16034) Creating SCIENCE-based CLIMATE change POLICY scenarios for success on the UN Sustainable Development Goals and Science Diplomacy
Science diplomacy can be advanced to new levels by utilizing the En-ROADS climate solutions simulator from Climate Interactive and MIT Sloan School of Management. This session will explore the capabilities of this tool to ground dialogue around climate change in science-based scenarios for global action. We'll use En-ROADS to explore the impacts of cross-sector climate solutions—from carbon pricing, to energy efficiency, to innovations in new technologies—and learn about how to do so in a way that achieves success across the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


Moderator
avatar for Larisa Schelking

Larisa Schelking

CEO, Global STEM Education Center, Inc
Larisa K. Schelkin CEO, President and Founder, Global STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Education Center, Inc. 501(c) (3) nonprofit corporation; She is President and Founder of the Global STEM Education Consulting, LLC and a co-founder of the DOME Foundation nonprofit... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ellie Johnston

Ellie Johnston

Engagement Director, Climate Interactive
Ellie leads Climate Interactive global climate and energy efforts. She has built up Climate Interactive engagement programs to extend to thousands worldwide from top journalists to leading decision-makers to school children. Through the design of the En-ROADS and C-ROADS simulators... Read More →
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Krystal Noiseux

Associate Director, MIT Climate Pathways Project
Krystal Noiseux is the Associate Director of The Climate Pathways Project at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT’s) Sloan School of Management, where she oversees engagement efforts in support of the project’s main goal: to use interactive simulations to advance... Read More →
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Clara Iglesias

Climate Program Associate, Climate Interactive
Clara is based in Argentina and works remotely for Climate Interactive’s Climate and Energy team, where she supports program operations and user support to diffuse En-ROADS worldwide. She helps to assess the performance of our programs through data analysis and optimizing our databases.Clara... Read More →



Friday September 16, 2022 10:00am - 11:30am EDT
Online

10:00am EDT

Scientific innovation to address sickle cell disease: From newborn screening to curative gene therapy in Africa - Convened by the Embassy of the United Republic of Tanzania in USA, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, and the Ministry of Ed

Convened by the Embassy of the United Republic of Tanzania in the USA, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, and the Ministry of Education Science and Technology in Tanzania.

Introduction

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for health in many countries in Africa will include addressing sickle cell disease (SCD), a chronic non-communicable disorder (NCD) Africa is the epicenter of the disease burden: an estimated 80% of patients live in Africa and more than 300,000 new babies with SCD are born on the continent each year. Historically, health systems in many regions have been ill-equipped to provide optimal preventative and therapeutic healthcare over the life-course of patients with SCD and the result has been high rates of mortality and severe morbidity beginning in early childhood. In this context, the current era of scientific innovation holds promise for helping patients, health workers, policy makers, and other stakeholders to make a sustained impact on population health as it relates to SCD.
Objectives
The session will:
• Educate stakeholders on state-of-the-art understanding of the SCD in Africa and major scientific activities underway that have both immediate and long-term implications for patient outcomes.
• Outline how the outputs of basic biomedical science, including the elucidation of genetic underpinnings of disease, will translate to improved patient care.
• Define key implementation research learnings and outstanding needs to assure successful delivery of newborn screening at large

Abstract

This Session will focus on three critical areas of science: (a) Biomedical science to help better understand the nature of SCD in patients in Africa; (b) Implementation research to guide the effective delivery of interventions proven to save lives from SCD in Africa including newborn screening and distribution of existing medicines and interventions; (c) Partnerships in Research and development of new therapeutics . The focus will be on gene-based therapies that are designed to cure SCD.
Muhimbili University of Health & Allied Sciences (MUHAS), Tanzania, will convene this Session. MUHAS is part of SickleinAfrica, a multinational consortium comprising national-level stakeholders in Tanzania, Nigeria, Ghana, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Zambia, and Mali, with coordinating centres in Tanzania and South Africa. MUHAS is also part of Sickle CHARTA, A Consortium for Health, Advocacy, Research and Training fin Africa. The main goal is to reduce the burden of SCD through the generation and application of scientific knowledge, and conducting research in Africa.
Target audience
Multi-disciplinary stakeholders that are working to address SCD at country, regional, and global levels. Participants are anticipated to include patient advocates, clinicians, policy makers & other government officials, researchers, industry, NGOs, philanthropies, and multilateral health organizations.

Expected outcomes

Educate stakeholders on state-of-the-art understanding of the SCD in Africa and major scientific activities underway that have both immediate and long-term implications for patient outcomes.
• Outline how the outputs of basic biomedical science, including the elucidation of genetic underpinnings of disease, will translate to improved patient care.
• Define key implementation research learnings and outstanding needs to assure successful delivery of newborn screening at large scale in Africa and the safe and effective distribution of approved medicines such as hydroxyurea that are proven to save lives and reduce severe morbidities.
• Showcase current efforts to discover definitive gene therapy cures for SCD and explore the anticipated enablers and barriers to achieving widespread access for patients in Africa.
• Recommend pragmatic approaches to cross-sector collaboration that will maximize the quantity and quality of research to address SCD in Africa with an emphasis on conducting research within Africa

Convened by the Embassy of the United Republic of Tanzania in the USA, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, and the Ministry of Education Science and Technology in Tanzania.

Opening session (15 minutes)
10:00 - 10:15 am
Moderator: Nesia Mahenge, Tanzania
Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic, Research and Consultancy. MUHAS
Ministry of Health, Tanzania
Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Zanzibar
Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Tanzania Mainland
Permanent Representative of the United Republic of Tanzania to the United Nations, New York, USA

Setting the stage: SCD in Africa (30 minutes)
10:15 - 10:45 am
Leon Tshilolo, DRC
Sickle Cell Centres. Aldiouma Guindo, Mali
NCD and PEN-Plus strategy – Emily Wroe, PEN-Plus
Health Policy -Sarah Kiguli, Uganda

Biomedical science to improve health in SCD (30 minutes)
10:45 - 11:15 am
Lucio Luzzatto, Italy
Julie Makani, Tanzania
Marina Cavazzana, France
John Tisdale, USA

Implementation research to assure delivery of proven interventions (30 minutes)
11:15 - 11:35 am
Emmanuel Peprah, USA
Siana Nkya, Tanzania
Baba Inusa, UK
Patience Kuona, Zimbabwe

Partnerships for Scientific discovery, including gene therapies (30 minutes)
11:35 am - 12:05 pm
Daima Bukini, Tanzania
SickleInAfrica: Irene K Minja, Tanzania
Novartis: Gesa Pellier, Switzerland
Global Coalition for SCD: Alexis Thompson, USA
Gene Therapy for SCD – Emily Turner, USA

Closing Session (15 minutes)
12:05 - 12:20 pm
Grace Moshi, Singapore
Olofunmi Olopade, USA
Appolinary Kamuhabwa, Tanzania
HE Elsie Kanza, Tanzania

Contacts
Tanzania Embassy in the USA: ubalozi@tanzaniaembassy-us.org
Vice Chancellor, MUHAS vc@muhas.ac.tz ; Prof Appolinary Kamuhabwa enali2012@gmail.com
Sickle Cell Programme pm@blood.ac.tz ; Dr Irene K Minja ikminja@blood.ac.tz

Speakers
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Emily Wroe

Instructor in Medicine and Department of Global Health and Social Medicine Affiliate, Harvard Medical School
Dr. Emily Wroe is an internist and global and public health specialist, currently serving as a Senior Advisor for Partners In Health’s (PIH) U.S. COVID response as well as the Associate Director of Policy & Implementation for the NCD Synergies Project. She previously served as the... Read More →
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Olufunmilayo Olopade

Professor, The University of Chicago Medical Center
The University of Chicago Medical Center, Illinois, United States.  I will focus discussion on:1. Sickle Cell Disease and Gene Therapy2. Africa Light Source3. Precision Medicine4. Breast Cancer
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Leon Tshilolo

Directeur de Recherche, Institut de Recherche Biomédicale/CEFA-MONKOLE
I'm a pediatrician hematologist with a good experience in tropical disease,  malaria and expertise in SCD. I'm the President of an African network of SCD called REDAC.  I'm a Associate Professor at the Ufficial University of Mbujimayi,  DRC and Vistor Professor at University of... Read More →
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Baba Inusa

Professor of Paediatric Haematology, Guy’s and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust
Graduated MBBS, ABU Zaria, Nigeria 1984, Fellowship in Paediatrics Nigeria (1992) and UK (1995). Consultant East and North Hertfordshire, 1997, Guy’s and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust from 2003 and Professor of Paediatric Haematology, King’s College London from 2019. Lead consultant... Read More →
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Julie Makani

Principal Investigator, SickleInAfrica/ Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS)
Professor Julie Makani is a Physician Scientist in the Department of Haematology and Blood Transfusion at Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) www.muhas.ac.tz, Tanzania has established one of the world’s largest single-center study cohorts for sickle cell disease. She serves as Principal Investigator of the Sickle Cell programme in MUHAS and Sickle Pan African Research Consortium (SPARCO) Clinical Coordinating Centre (CCC) within SickleInAfrica... Read More →
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Siana Nkya

Senior lecturer, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied sciences
Dr Nkya has a background in Microbiology and Chemistry (BSc) and Molecular Biology (MSc). As part of her MSc training she conducted research in malaria and held an internship Kemri Wellcome Trust, Kilifi, Mombasa, Kenya. Since joining MUHAS as a research scientist she has participated... Read More →
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Appolinary Kamuhabwa

Deputy Vice Chancellor ARC, Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences
Professor Appolinary Kamuhabwa is a Professor of Pharmacology at Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) in Tanzania. His area of research interest is therapeutics and other pharmacological interventions in infectious and non-infectious diseases (cancer, and cardiovascular... Read More →
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marina cavazzana

Director of Biotherapy Dept at Necker Hospital, Hospital and Imagine Institut
Gene Therapy for Hemoglobinopathies
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Emmanuel Peprah

Asst Prof, New York University
Dr. Emmanuel Peprah is the Director of Implementation Science for Global Health and Implementing Sustainable Evidence-based interventions through Engagement (ISEE Lab) and Implementation Science for Global Health at the New York University School of Global Public Health. He has extensive... Read More →
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Prof. Paschal Ruggajo (MD, MMed, MSc, PhD)

Director for Curative Services, Ministry of Health, Tanzania
He is a seasoned Nephrologist and a pioneer in nephrology, neuropathology, kidney transplantation services, and nephrology training program in Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar. Dr. Ruggajo has published his works in local, regional, and international peer-reviewed scientific journals... Read More →
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Nesia Mahenge

Country Director and MUHAS SCD Adviser, CBM International / MUHAS
Nesia is the Country Director at CBM International with over 20 years of expertise in International Development, Public Health Management, Health Education, Climate Change and Resilience, Disability Inclusion, Governance, Economic Development, and NGOs Management.She serves as Hub... Read More →
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Irene Minja

Senior Lecturer, MUHAS
Dr. Irene Kida Minja’s academic responsibilities include training both undergraduate and postgraduate students. She is also a member of the Curriculum Committee, as well as Chair of the Research and Publication Committee of the School of Dentistry. At the University level, she is... Read More →
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Daima Bukini

PhD Research fellow/ Principal Investigator, MUHAS Sickle Cell Programme
Ms Bukini has been working at Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) in Tanzania for the past 16 years. She holds a BSc in Microbiology (University of Dar es Salaam), Masters Degree in Bioethics (University of Pennsylvania) and Masters in Public Health (MUHAS... Read More →
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Aldiouma Guindo

Professor of Hematology, Mali
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Sarah Kiguli

Professor of Paediatrics & Child Health, Makerere University
avatar for Patience Kuona

Patience Kuona

Paed haemato- oncologist and senior lecturer, University of Zimbabwe
Paediatric oncologist working at the University of Zimbabwe and the haemato-oncology unit at Parirenyatwa Teaching Hospital in Harare, Zimbabwe. Academic qualifications: MBChB, MMED PAEDS(UZ), PhD(UiO) and Certificate medical oncology (CMSA). I am the Principal Investigator of the... Read More →
avatar for Alexis Thompson

Alexis Thompson

Chief, Division of Hematology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Dr. Alexis Thompson is Chief, Division of Hematology at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine and holds the Elias Schwartz MD Endowed Chair in Hematology. Her most significant scientific contributions... Read More →
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Emily Turner

Bill and Melinda Gates foundation
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Grace Moshi

Senior Consultant Haematologist, KK Women's and Children's Hospital
Dr Grace Moshi MD, FRCPA is a senior consultant haematologist at the KK Women and Children’s Hospital in Singapore, whose interest includes laboratory and molecular haematology, blood banking, cellular processing laboratory and point of care testing.  Contemporaneously, she is... Read More →
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Gesa Pellier

Head Global Health Programs, Novartis
Gesa joined Global Health in March 2021.  She currently leads the Global Health Programs team, which is responsible for the business activities for all programs which uniquely address global health challenges. These programs include Malaria, Sickle Cell Disease, Chagas, Leprosy... Read More →


Friday September 16, 2022 10:00am - 12:30pm EDT
Hybrid

11:00am EDT

(REF 16036) Production Across Borders for Consumers across Borders
Value chains (global, regional and local) are composed of numerous activities, beginning with an idea to end-use and beyond. These processes may include designing, production, marketing and after-sale services that are often done by different enterprises within and/or outside national boundaries. Offshoring, near-shoring, friend-shoring or re-shoring activities are emerging, changing the contours of value chains. Participation in value chains and its relation with technological capabilities, innovation systems, industrial structure, institutional factors etc. are important aspects that drew the attention of the scholars in the recent past. Broadly, the focus remained on understanding the factors that determine the entry of different firms into value chains and their gainful sustained participation, and on the policies required for this purpose. But, given the fast advancing technological frontiers, continuous evolving technological capabilities through varied learning mechanisms and institutional dynamics, the scope of the research in the area grew wide.
In this context, it is important to examine the implications of (i) dynamics of locational orientation, (ii) Supply Chains Greening (iii) emerging manufacturing and services hubs in different parts of the world on determining the pace of innovation, direction of innovation and inclusive growth. Broadly, the session will try to draw the implication of participation in value chains on innovation capabilities, employment, environment, development, welfare and income inequality aspects.

Speakers
avatar for Raphael Kaplinsky

Raphael Kaplinsky

Honorary Professor, Science Policy Research Unit,, University of Sussex
Raphael Kaplinsky an Honorary Professor at the Science Policy Research Unit at the University of Sussex, a Professorial Emeritus Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex and an Emeritus Professor at the Open University. His professional career has... Read More →
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Keun Lee

Distinguished Professor, Seoul National University
Keun Lee is Distinguished Professor of Seoul National University (economics), and Head of the Center for Comparative Economic Studies. He is a Fellow of the CIFAR (Canada), and founding director of the Center for Economic Catch-up (now chairmen of the board). He is the winner of the... Read More →
avatar for Carlo Pietrobelli

Carlo Pietrobelli

UNESCO Chair in STI Policies for Sustainable Development, UNU-MERIT, Maastricht, and Professor of Economics, University, UNU-MERIT
Carlo Pietrobelli is a professor and policy advisor on innovation and industrial development and policy.He currently holds a UNESCO Chair on “Science, Technology and Innovation Policies for SustainableDevelopment in Latin America” at the United Nations University UNU-MERIT, Maastricht... Read More →
avatar for Rajah Rasiah

Rajah Rasiah

Distinguished Professor of Economics Executive Director Asia-Europe Institute, University of Malaya
Prof Dato’ Dr Rajah Rasiah obtained his doctorate in economics from Cambridge University in 1992, andserved as a fellow at Harvard University in 2014. He was also Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Business at UNIMAS in 1999-2000, and at Faculty of Economics and Administration... Read More →
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Fiona Tregenna

Professor, University of Johannesburg
Professor Fiona Tregenna holds the South African Research Chair in Industrial Development, and is a Professor of Economics at the University of Johannesburg. Her research focuses on issues of structural change, industrialisation and deindustrialisation, and innovation and technological... Read More →
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Mammo Muchie

Professor, Tshwane University of Technology
Mammo Muchie received his primary and secondary education at St. John Elementary School and Fassildes High School [Gondar] respectively. Mammo topped the World Youth Forum Competition and was invited to USA in 1968 for pursuing high school education. Subsequently, he studied at DWhite... Read More →
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Swati Mehta

Asst. Professor, Guru Nanak Dev University, India
Swati Mehta (PhD) is Asst. Professor at Punjab School of Economics, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. She is Associate Editor, African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development, Rutledge, Taylor and Francis Group. She is a Member, Board of Management, The International... Read More →

Conveners
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Mammo Muchie

Professor, Tshwane University of Technology
Mammo Muchie received his primary and secondary education at St. John Elementary School and Fassildes High School [Gondar] respectively. Mammo topped the World Youth Forum Competition and was invited to USA in 1968 for pursuing high school education. Subsequently, he studied at DWhite... Read More →
avatar for Swati Mehta

Swati Mehta

Asst. Professor, Guru Nanak Dev University, India
Swati Mehta (PhD) is Asst. Professor at Punjab School of Economics, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. She is Associate Editor, African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development, Rutledge, Taylor and Francis Group. She is a Member, Board of Management, The International... Read More →
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Declan Kirrane

Chair Science Summit UNGA77, ISC
Declan Kirrane is the Founder and Managing Director of ISC Intelligence in Science, the chairman and managing director of the science Summit at the United Nations General assembly, and co-founder of Medicines for Future (MAF). He has over 25 years of experience as a global senior... Read More →
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Rajesh GK

Director, Association for South South Cooperation in Innovation Systems Transformation (ASSIST)
Rajesh GK is a director of the UK based Association for South South Cooperation in Innovation Systems Transformation -ASSIST. He is development practitioner and Civil Servant with the Government of India and an Adjunct Fellow of Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa. A post... Read More →


Friday September 16, 2022 11:00am - 12:30pm EDT
Online

11:00am EDT

(REF 16035) Tech Diplomacy: A Global South approach to this nascent field of statecraft
Big tech has as much if not more influence on geopolitics than some nation-states. Meta's platforms have been influential in domestic and international politics, Microsoft has been thwarting cyber attacks from foreign states, and TikTok has cut off Russia to prevent state-sponsored disinformation from thriving on the platform. Because of their unique influence on society, it is imperative that diplomats involve big tech companies in discussions about human rights and national security. In 2017, the Danish government introduced the concept of tech diplomacy when it appointed a Tech Ambassador to Silicon Valley to engage directly with decision makers at large technology and internet companies. Since then, a handful of other European countries have followed suit. The tech diplomacy landscape has been dominated by a European perspective, but that is beginning to change. Brazil has recently appointed a tech diplomat. Pakistan is beginning to engage in this space. How will Global South perspectives change the landscape of tech diplomacy?

Moderator
avatar for Patricia Gruver

Patricia Gruver

Tech Policy Manager, Meridian International Center
I'm a former Science Diplomat working at the nexus of technology and international relations. I recently completed a fellowship with the Pacific Council on International Policy where I researched tech diplomacy in the United States and published a report about the current state of... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Eugenio V.  Garcia

Eugenio V. Garcia

Tech Diplomat at the Consulate-General of Brazil in San Francisco, USA, Consulate-General of Brazil in San Francisco
Tech Diplomat at the Consulate General of Brazil in San Francisco, USA. Focal point for Silicon Valley and the Bay Area innovation ecosystem. PhD in International Relations. Researcher on the international governance of artificial intelligence. Former senior adviser to the President... Read More →
avatar for Martin Rauchbauer

Martin Rauchbauer

Senior Tech Diplomacy Fellow, Berggruen Institute
Martin Rauchbauer is a tech governance, and government relations expert, as well as a senior Austrian diplomat, who currently is on a sabbatical in the San Francisco Bay Area after having served for two years as Austria's first Tech Ambassador in Silicon Valley. He is a Senior Fellow... Read More →
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Muhammad Adeel

Career Diplomat, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Muhammad Adeel is a Career Diplomat with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Pakistan assigned to the Science Diplomacy Division. Prior to joining the Civil Services in 2015, he completed his B.Sc. (Hons) and M.Phil. in Biotechnology from FC College Lahore, where he authored two dissertations... Read More →

Conveners
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Ramin Sedehi

Founder, Impact Human Learning
Ramin is passionate about closing the gaps between science, education, society, and policymakers to understand the depth and breadth of humanity's challenges. To impact the health of communities, improve educational markers, and, most importantly, uphold democratic values and build... Read More →


Friday September 16, 2022 11:00am - 1:00pm EDT
Online

2:00pm EDT

(REF 16037) Protecting the rainforests of Guyana - Convened by IWAOKRAMA, Guyana
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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85275671349?pwd=Q2tBSnduT3kxWi9vRVdmV3dmemhjUT09

About Iwokrama
The Iwokrama International Centre (IIC) was established in 1996 under a joint mandate from the Government of Guyana and the Commonwealth Secretariat to manage the Iwokrama forest, a unique reserve of 371,000 hectares of the rainforest “in a manner that will lead to lasting ecological, economic and social benefits to the people of Guyana and to the world in general”. HRH The Prince of Wales is its Patron.

The Centre, guided by an international Board of Trustees, is unique in providing a dedicated well managed and researched forest environment. The forest is zoned into a Sustainable Utilization Area (SUA) and a Wilderness Preserve (WP) in which to test the concept of a truly sustainable forest where conservation, environmental balance and economic use can be mutually reinforcing. The IIC collaborates with the Government of Guyana, the Commonwealth and other international partners and donors to develop new approaches and forest management models to enable countries with rainforests to market their ecosystem services whilst carefully managing their resources through innovative and creative conservation practices.

The Centre’s work programmes include sustainable business development (sustainable forestry and ecotourism, learning services and ESS), research and science, community relations, conservation and monitoring amongst others.
Iwokrama brings together:
  • 20 local communities (approximately 8,000 people) who are shareholders and participants in the IIC’s sustainable timber, tourism, research operations and forest management activities through complex co-management and benefit-sharing arrangements;
  • Scientists and researchers engaged in groundbreaking research into the impacts of climate change on the forest and measuring the scope and value of its ecosystem services;
  • A portfolio of sustainably managed and certified business models using innovative governance systems which include the participation of the private and public sectors and the local communities, earning income from the forest and its natural assets whilst employing international social, environmental and economic best practices, whilst still keeping abreast of the ever-changing thinking on funding for environmental projects in the face of climate change and the perennial scarcity of international finance.
This alliance and the Centre’s work programmes are committed to showing how a rain forest can be used for real sustainability, real climate change protection and real community benefit.


For further details about the Iwokrama International Centre please visit www.iwokrama.org , www.iwokramariverlodge.com  or contact Dane Gobin, Chief Executive Officer at dgobin@iwokrama.org.



Speakers
avatar for Erik Ruuth

Erik Ruuth

Scientific Coordinator, IMiBio
Erik Ruuth, M.D., PH.D., Ass. Prof. is a medical doctor with a Ph.D. in immunology and an adjunct professor in cell and molecular biology at Umeå University.After completing a postdoc at Hôpital Necker Enfants Malades in Paris, France, Erik made a career within the pharmaceutical... Read More →

Conveners
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Dane Gobin

DG, Iwokrama


Friday September 16, 2022 2:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Online

2:00pm EDT

(REF 16038 - Hybrid) The Amazon as a Bioeconomy Superpower: Investing in Innovation and Technology for Prosperity
THIS IS A PHYSICAL AND ONLINE EVENT TAKING PLACE IN NEW YORK AT
Scandinavia House (58 Park Avenue, New York NY)

Register here!
If you cannot join us in-person, you can livestream the event here.

This session aims to create awareness of the potential for a bioeconomy of standing forests and flowing rivers in the Amazon, leveraged by investments in science, technology, and innovation as called for in SDG 9.

The Amazon Basin is one of the world's most biologically diverse areas, home to >10% of the world’s described species. Yet, the region is under threat; approximately 17% of the basin has been deforested, and an additional 17% of the biome has been degraded. Deforestation contributes to climate change and places the region in danger of crossing a tipping point beyond which today’s forests can no longer exist.

The coming years are crucial for saving Amazon. While many see conservation goals in conflict with economic growth, this is not the case. Investing in research and technology today can promote the sustainable use of resources in the long term and build a vibrant, inclusive, knowledge-based economy based on new products and services that can be produced from standing forests. This requires building the region’s research capacity and disseminating scientific knowledge to key stakeholder groups.

Globally, the bioeconomy is one of the most important frontiers of scientific and technological innovation, representing a trillion-dollar sector in the United States alone. Nevertheless, it remains relatively absent in tropical forests’ literature, business models, and practices. Instead, tropical economies are predominately based on the extraction of raw materials, which are exported for processing and the addition of value in other countries.

The immense richness of Amazonian biodiversity is underutilized or unknown to global, national, and even local markets. The Amazon, with the world’s greatest biodiversity, has significant potential to support a vibrant and sustainable bioeconomy. Several local initiatives demonstrate this at a pilot scale, as does cosmetics company Natura on a larger scale. They work with local communities to harvest and process products from intact forests, making standing forests more valuable than those cleared for timber or agriculture. However, market signals and policy conditions currently favour deforestation over conservation and restoration. Current products derived from Amazonian genetic resources and germplasm are predominantly developed and marketed outside the region, generating value overseas instead of for local people. Policy frameworks and economic incentives are needed to scale up investment in research, technology, and innovation so that sustainable businesses can create value locally. A local cadre of scientists working at well-resourced research facilities based in the Amazon will be able to develop new Amazonian products and value chains, to be produced locally, returning value to local communities, building a sustainable economy, and addressing the region’s widespread inequality.

It is essential to develop an alternative socio-economic model that no longer relies on the supply of commodities or raw materials but instead is founded on the sustainable management of resources, adding technological value through transformation and innovations using existing and new technologies and, particularly, value aggregation that brings benefits for local and state economies and increase employment. Very limited public resources (e.g., technical support and credit) have been allocated to supporting the development and expansion of these complex systems that combine the management of diverse resources.

Policy-makers, the finance and private sectors, civil society, and academia are made aware of the value of standing forests and flowing rivers in the Amazon and are inspired to lead the transition to a fair and sustainable bioeconomy based on science, and technology and innovation.

More specifically, this session aims to leverage the importance of: (i) investing in education, science, research, technology, and innovation; (ii) creating fiscal and financial incentives to engage the private sector and multilateral institutions in innovation and sustainable value chains; (iii) promoting green job creation and capacity building; (iv) investing in rural, urban, and peri-urban sustainable infrastructure.

A tropical forest bioeconomy is inherently an economy of diversity (of territories, peoples, knowledge, products, and markets); forest products and services can be scaled up, linking the forest to people and enterprises. The new bioeconomy stimulates local, diversified bioindustries and value-added products across the entire value chain, generating jobs and supporting social inclusion. It should be equitable, gender inclusive, and respect the rights of Indigenous peoples and local communities



Moderator
Speakers
avatar for Liliana Dávalos

Liliana Dávalos

Full Professor, Stony Brook University
Liliana Dávalos is a Colombian scientist with a Ph.D. in Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology from Columbia University, United States. She is a professor of Conservation Biology at Stony Brook University’s Department of Ecology and Evolution. She leads the Tropical Biology... Read More →
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Emma Torres

Project manager, Science Panel for the Amazon, SDSN
Emma Torres enjoys a long experience in the United Nations, with increasing level of responsibilities involving management, strategic programme development and negotiations to promote sustainable development initiatives globally and regionally, and more recently as Senior Adviser... Read More →
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Carlos Nobre

Senior Researcher, Institute of Advanced Studies, University of Sao Paulo
Prof. Nobre is a Brazilian Earth System scientist who has dedicated over 4 decades of his professional life to studying the Amazon. Currently, he is the Co-Chair of the Science Panel for the Amazon. Global climate change and land use change are bringing the Amazon rainforest very... Read More →
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Adalberto Val

National Institute of Amazonian Research
Adalberto Val is a Brazilian senior researcher with a Ph.D. in Fresh Water Biology and Inland Fisheries from the Brazilian National Institute for Research of the Amazon (INPA) in Brazil. Since 1981, he is also a senior researcher with INPA, studying environmental adaptations of fish... Read More →
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Belen Paez

Executive Director, Fundación Pachamama
María Belen Paez is an Ecuadorian ecologist with a M.Sc in Conservation and Management of Natural Resources from Universidad Internacional de Andalucía. She is is Executive Director of the Pachamama Foundation, created in 1996 to protect the Amazon and promote the rights and livelihoods... Read More →


Friday September 16, 2022 2:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Hybrid
  Biodiversity / Environment, Policy

2:00pm EDT

(REF 16040, Hybrid - In Person) Advancing the implementation of SDGs: public, private and academia sinergies for decarbonization in Brazil

THIS IS A PHYSICAL AND ONLINE EVENT TAKING PLACE IN NEW YORK AT
Brazilian American Chamber of Comerce 485 Madison Av. Suite 401, NY, 10022


Registration is required
  • The zoom link will appear on this page.
  • If you have any questions, please contact Patricia Iglecias: patricia.iglecias@usp.br
  • This session aims to discuss the brazilian potential to contribute to decarbonization. The idea is to show public, private and academia sinergies in this agenda.
  • Moderator: Professor Patrícia Iglecias, Head of Environment USP, CEO, CETESB, Professor in Faculty of Law at the University of São Paulo.
  • Professor Paulo Artaxo, Professor in Physics at the University of São Paulo. Brazilian contributions to decarbonization and Paris Agreement Targets. Abstract: Brazil has many settlements to reduce GHG emissions, like eliminate deforestation until 2028 and reduce methane emissions in 30% until 2030. A discussion on Brazilian initiatives in energy, deforestation and agriculture as these are the most important emissions nowadays in the country.
  • Professor Paula Carvalho Pereda, Associate Professor in Economic at the University of São Paulo. Carbon market and welfare in the Brazilian economy – SDG 3 and 13. Abstract: How can we ensure access to energy and commodities needed for economic growth and human development without risking undermining the climate and environmental goals? A discussion on policies and initiatives to reduce Brazil’s footprint and on how to address the potential side effects on vulnerable populations.
  • Professor Sergio Pacca, Associate Professor at the School of Arts, Sciences and  Humanities at the University of São Paulo. The evolution of carbon balances and accounting that are fundamental for GHG inventories in countries like Brazil - SDG 3 and 15. Abstract: Considering that broadening the scope of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventory is fundamental to mitigate climate change, modern accounting should go beyond territorial emissions and investigate repercussions along supply chains and carbon sinks that directly affect the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere. New nature-engineering methods promote harvesting planted trees and burying them as long-lasting CO2 sinks and will be crucial to countries like Brazil, considering land use change and forestry.
  • Plinio Ribeiro. CEO, Biofilica. Opportunities for carbon market in Brazil. - SDG 13. Abstract: There are many ways to implement the carbon market. The idea is to show private sector initiatives in Brazil.
  • Roberto Waack, Arapyaú Institute Board President. The power of collaboration between civil society and public and private sectors for fostering nature based solution. - SDG 13 and 15 Abstract: Show opportunities of restoration as a solution for decarbonization of the country.
  • Professor Julio Romano Meneghini, Full Professor of Applications and Principles in Mechanical Engineering, Escola Politécnica, University of São Paulo. Green Hydrogen and its role in the climate agenda – SDG 7. Abstract: Green hydrogen will play an important role in the decarbonization of the Brazilian Economy. In addition to conventional forms of production, such as through electrolysis employing solar and wind energy, the reform of bio-methane and/or ethanol to hydrogen production has shown enormous potential. In this presentation, green hydrogen production routes and the role of this fuel in the climate agenda are discussed.
  • Q&A Session and Closing remarks

Moderator
avatar for Patricia Iglecias

Patricia Iglecias

Head of Environment, University of Sào Paulo
Professor Patrícia Iglecias, Head of Environmental Affairs, USP; CEO of CETESB – São Paulo State Environmental Companrofessoy. Professor in Civil Law and Private Environmental Law, School of Law and Environmental Sciences Program in the Energy and Environment Institute at University... Read More →

Speakers
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Julio Meneghini

Professor, University of São Paulo
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Paulo Artaxo

Professor, University of São Paulo
Paulo Artaxo is a professor of environmental Physics at the University of São Paulo and works on ways to make Amazônia a sustainable region.
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Paula Pereda

Professor, University of São Paulo
Associate professor at University of Sao Paulo. Visiting scholar at Yale University (2018-2019). PhD in Economics at University of Sao Paulo. My research interests are policy  evaluation, environmental economics, health economics and gender economics. Member of the Brazilian Delegation... Read More →
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Sergio Pacca

Professor, Universidade de Sao Paulo
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Plínio Ribeiro

CEO, Biofílica Ambipar
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Roberto Waack

Chairman of the Board, Instituto Arapyaú

Conveners
SC

Sandoval Carneiro

PROFESSOR EMERITUS, UFRJ


Friday September 16, 2022 2:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Brazil American Chamber of Commerce 485 Madison Avenue suite 401, New York, NY, 10022, USA
  SDGs, Climate change

2:00pm EDT

(REF 16040, ONLINE) Advancing the implementation of SDGs: public, private and academia sinergies for decarbonization in Brazil
THIS IS A PHYSICAL AND ONLINE EVENT TAKING PLACE IN NEW YORK AT
Brazilian American Chamber of Comerce 485 Madison Av. Suite 401, NY, 10022


  • Registration is required
  • The zoom link will appear on this page.
  • If you have any questions, please contact Patricia Iglecias: patricia.iglecias@usp.br
  • This session aims to discuss the brazilian potential to contribute to decarbonization. The idea is to show public, private and academia sinergies in this agenda.
  • Moderator: Professor Patrícia Iglecias, Head of Environment USP, CEO, CETESB, Professor in Faculty of Law at the University of São Paulo.
  • Professor Paulo Artaxo, Professor in Physics at the University of São Paulo. Brazilian contributions to decarbonization and Paris Agreement Targets. Abstract: Brazil has many settlements to reduce GHG emissions, like eliminate deforestation until 2028 and reduce methane emissions in 30% until 2030. A discussion on Brazilian initiatives in energy, deforestation and agriculture as these are the most important emissions nowadays in the country.
  • Professor Paula Carvalho Pereda, Associate Professor in Economic at the University of São Paulo. Carbon market and welfare in the Brazilian economy – SDG 3 and 13. Abstract: How can we ensure access to energy and commodities needed for economic growth and human development without risking undermining the climate and environmental goals? A discussion on policies and initiatives to reduce Brazil’s footprint and on how to address the potential side effects on vulnerable populations.
  • Professor Sergio Pacca, Associate Professor at the School of Arts, Sciences and  Humanities at the University of São Paulo. The evolution of carbon balances and accounting that are fundamental for GHG inventories in countries like Brazil - SDG 3 and 15. Abstract: Considering that broadening the scope of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventory is fundamental to mitigate climate change, modern accounting should go beyond territorial emissions and investigate repercussions along supply chains and carbon sinks that directly affect the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere. New nature-engineering methods promote harvesting planted trees and burying them as long-lasting CO2 sinks and will be crucial to countries like Brazil, considering land use change and forestry.
  • Plinio Ribeiro. CEO, Biofilica. Opportunities for carbon market in Brazil. - SDG 13. Abstract: There are many ways to implement the carbon market. The idea is to show private sector initiatives in Brazil.
  • Roberto Waack, Arapyaú Institute Board President. The power of collaboration between civil society and public and private sectors for fostering nature based solution. - SDG 13 and 15 Abstract: Show opportunities of restoration as a solution for decarbonization of the country.
  • Professor Julio Romano Meneghini, Full Professor of Applications and Principles in Mechanical Engineering, Escola Politécnica, University of São Paulo. Green Hydrogen and its role in the climate agenda – SDG 7. Abstract: Green hydrogen will play an important role in the decarbonization of the Brazilian Economy. In addition to conventional forms of production, such as through electrolysis employing solar and wind energy, the reform of bio-methane and/or ethanol to hydrogen production has shown enormous potential. In this presentation, green hydrogen production routes and the role of this fuel in the climate agenda are discussed.
  • Q&A Session and Closing remarks

Moderator
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Patricia Iglecias

Head of Environment, University of Sào Paulo
Professor Patrícia Iglecias, Head of Environmental Affairs, USP; CEO of CETESB – São Paulo State Environmental Companrofessoy. Professor in Civil Law and Private Environmental Law, School of Law and Environmental Sciences Program in the Energy and Environment Institute at University... Read More →

Speakers
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Paulo Artaxo

Professor, University of São Paulo
Paulo Artaxo is a professor of environmental Physics at the University of São Paulo and works on ways to make Amazônia a sustainable region.
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Julio Meneghini

Professor, University of São Paulo
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Sergio Pacca

Professor, Universidade de Sao Paulo
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Paula Pereda

Professor, University of São Paulo
Associate professor at University of Sao Paulo. Visiting scholar at Yale University (2018-2019). PhD in Economics at University of Sao Paulo. My research interests are policy  evaluation, environmental economics, health economics and gender economics. Member of the Brazilian Delegation... Read More →
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Plínio Ribeiro

CEO, Biofílica Ambipar
avatar for Roberto Waack

Roberto Waack

Chairman of the Board, Instituto Arapyaú

Conveners
SC

Sandoval Carneiro

PROFESSOR EMERITUS, UFRJ


Friday September 16, 2022 2:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Online

4:00pm EDT

(REF 16042 - Hybrid) Women, ageing, work: stereotypes, discriminations, challenges and opportunities. Convened by UK National Innovation Centre for Ageing
REGISTRATION to attend the physical event in New York available by filling in the registration form above

Facilitators:
Lynne Corner, Director of Voice
Yael Weinstock-Shemesh, Weinstock Consulting Corp., Amazing Community Board of Advisors
FannyKrivoy, Founder, Studio Analogous
Paola Barrio Sanchez, Amazing Community Board of Advisors
Nic Palmarini, UK National Innovation Centre for Ageing

Background:
References to anti-ageing remedies targeting women to improve wrinkles, mask grey hair and soften skin have existed for millennia. The anti-ageing industry has constructed the older woman as a person at risk who must treat and prevent any old age markers to avoid being a victim.
However, the effect of this stereotypical vision of women’s appearance is far more significant, dangerous, and societally impactful than simply “looking good” to accomplish today's Instagram culture guidelines. This workshop, led by an organisation focused on sustaining and supporting women's return to work in later life, aims to highlight the opportunities and risks associated with longevity and the needs both for self-fulfilment and self-sustainability along the life course.
Abstract:
Femininity is susceptible to multiple marginalisations, including ageism, sexism, lookism (appearance), sizeism, fitnessism, healthism and sexual objectification. Ironically, older women's vulnerability due to these layered forms of prejudice translates into a duality of being simultaneously hyper-visible and invisible. Hyper-visibility results from the exaggerated focus on the appearance promoted and enabled in media by the anti-ageing industry and those who have been influenced by it. It is also fostered by the rhetoric of successful ageing, which posits that ageing successfully essentially translates into not ageing and objectively looking younger provides a shield against appearance-based age-shaming.
The intersection of ageism and sexism is not limited to appearance, and there are many profound consequences to the disadvantaged position of older women. Briefly, some contributing factors of intersectional discrimination are life-long pay wage differences contributing to increased poverty, increased risk of abuse and violence in later life, loss of relationships/life partners, and workplace harassment and discrimination. These are exacerbated further for oppressed women of colour because of their racial identity and a lifetime of structural forces that contribute to inequality in later life. The effects of ageism, racism, and sexism combined exponentially increase the risk for housing instability, food insecurity and lack of access to healthcare.

Speakers
LC

Lynne Corner –

Director, UK National Innovation Centre for Ageing and VOICE
Professor Lynne Corner is COO and Director of VOICE at the UK National Innovation Centre for Ageing (NICA). VOICE is an international organisation established to harness the immense human capital – the experience, skills and insights of the public, of all ages and backgrounds, including... Read More →
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Yael Weinstock-Shemesh

Amazing Community Board Member, Weinstock Consulting Corp.
Mrs. Weinstock-Shemesh has 25 years of experience as a senior level executive in the Banking sector. Given her professional background as a CPA, her career is characterized by a unique combination of business, strategy and risk management.Throughout her career, Weinstock-Shemesh committed... Read More →
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Paula Barrios Sanchez

Founder & Principal Consultant, Positive Human Factor
I am on a mission to facilitate individuals, leaders, and organizations’ sustainable growth by co-creating thriving, inclusive ecosystems.As the Founder and Principal Consultant of Positive Human Factor, I help my clients to develop innovative business and people management practices... Read More →
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• Fanny Krivoy

fanny@studioanalogous.com, Studio Analogous
I am on a mission to use design to bring equity and inclusion to life day-to-day through brand creation, experience design, and changing how people work.I help through:Inclusive Branding & Design: develop inclusive brands and experiences, from strategy to execution.Connected Thinking... Read More →

Conveners
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Ingrid Liekens

Zayed University
NP

Nic Palmarini

Director, National Innovation Centre for Ageing
Nicola Palmarini is the Director of UK's National Innovation Centre for Ageing (NICA) – a world leading organisation supported by an initial investment from UK Government and Newcastle University – to help co-develop and bring to market products and services which enhance and improve all aspects of life for our ageing societies. The Centre aims to bring together... Read More →


Friday September 16, 2022 4:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Hybrid
  Gender Balance, Policy
  • In-person Address 245 Park Avenue, 5th floor, New York, NY 10167
 
Monday, September 19
 

8:00am EDT

(REF 19044) One Health and the ocean, from the coast to the deep sea convened by Claire Lajaunie


Abstract One Health and the Ocean
The link between ocean and health in general and marine biodiversity and health, in particular, is interesting through the One Health approach as it shows the interlinkages between human, wildlife, and ecosystem health. Such an approach has been considered appropriate when it comes to the world’s ocean, playing a critical role for the various processes that sustain life on Earth (Showstack, 2003; Wilcox and Aguirre, 2004).
The One Health approach of the Ocean is developed under different projects studying the continuum between the coastal marine areas to the deep sea (presentation Lajaunie in 2018 at the Ocean Roundtable on the ‘Ocean's Contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals’). The United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030) aims at the development of good science to ensure the conservation of the ocean, the sustainability of its uses and the protection of ocean health. While there is a need to connect the One Health approach to the ocean-climate nexus, this session will present the context in which the ongoing science can contribute together to the SDGs through the One Health approach. It will illustrate using multidisciplinary research how the One Health approach can be implemented to favor the protection of the ocean and its biodiversity. It will explore the link between coastal cities and the ocean, the contribution of regional and national policies to an integrated management to protect the health of the ocean. It will notably show the links between the implementation of One health and Ocean transportation, the discoveries of new antibiotics in the deep sea or the microplastics in the ocean and their effect on health ( at the human-animal-environment interface)..

Speakers
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Claire Lajaunie

Researcher, Inserm, LPED/Affiliate researcher at SCELG Strathclyde
Claire Lajaunie, Doctor of Law, HDR-accreditation to supervise research- (Aix-Marseille University) holds a Master of Science in rural Development (SOAS, University of London). She investigates the inter-linkages between biodiversity and health and their evolution due to global changes... Read More →
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Pierre Mazzega

Senior Researcher, CNRS/Affiliate researcher at SCELG Strathclyde
Pierre Mazzega is senior scientist at the French National Centre for Scientific Research (directeur de recherche CNRS) in the “Interdisciplinary laboratory Solidarity Societies Territories” (LISST, Jean Jaurès University of Toulouse, France). He is developing research on the... Read More →
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Karina von Schuckmann

Oceanographer specialized in ocean climate, Mercator Ocean International
Karina von Schuckmann (Dr., HDR) is a physical oceanographer specialized in ocean climate monitoring working at Mercator Ocean international, France. Her interest lies in understanding the role of the ocean – and its interaction within – in the Earth’s climate system, its changes... Read More →
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Sangam Shrestha

Professor, Asian Institute of Technology
Dr. Sangam Shrestha is a Professor of Water Engineering and Management and Head of the Department of Civil and Infrastructure Engineering at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand. He is also a Visiting Faculty of Beijing Normal University in China, University of Yamanashi... Read More →
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Jeremy Hills

Professor, University of the South Pacific
Jeremy is interested in ocean policy, governance and finance in developing contexts. Jeremy has worked in over 50 countries in Asia, Africa, Caribbean, Europe, Middle East, South America and the South Pacific. He has worked for a range of clients including international institutions... Read More →
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Pierre-Jean Bordahandy

Associate Professor, The University of the South Pacific
Pierre-Jean Bordahandy (PJ) is currently Associate Professor at the School of Law and Social Sciences with The University of the South Pacific in Vanuatu where he teaches courses on the law of the sea, maritime law and international fisheries. He holds a LLB from France, a diploma... Read More →
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Thammarat Koottatep

Asian Institute of Technology
Thammarat Koottatep is a Professor of Environmental Engineering and Management at Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand. In 2020, he has developed a 1-year Master's program in Marine Plastics Abatement program with a support of the Government of Japan by which about 100 professionals... Read More →

Conveners
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Claire Lajaunie

Researcher, Inserm, LPED/Affiliate researcher at SCELG Strathclyde
Claire Lajaunie, Doctor of Law, HDR-accreditation to supervise research- (Aix-Marseille University) holds a Master of Science in rural Development (SOAS, University of London). She investigates the inter-linkages between biodiversity and health and their evolution due to global changes... Read More →



Monday September 19, 2022 8:00am - 10:30am EDT
Online

8:30am EDT

(REF 19048) Science Capacity Building Globally - Convened by Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) and ISC

08h30   Welcome Addresses
Introductions By: Declan Kirrane (Chair, SSUNGA77) and Doon Gibbs (Laboratory Director, Brookhaven National Laboratory)
  • Asmeret Asefaw Berhe, Director of the Office of Science, Department of Energy, United States
  • Daniel Adams, Chief Director of Basic Sciences and infrastructure, Department of Science and Technology, South Africa
  • Maria Leptin, President, European Research Council, Belgium

09h10   How Science Capacity Can Deliver the SDGs
Moderated By: Declan Kirrane
  • Allison McComiskey, Chair of the Environmental and Climate Sciences Department, Brookhaven National Laboratory
  • Esther Takeuchi, Chair of the Interdisciplinary Science Department, Brookhaven National Laboratory
  • Veronika von Messling, Director-General of the Department 6 “Life Sciences”, Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany
  • Julien Guerrier, Director of the Common Policy Centre, DG Research and Innovation
  • Anjan RayDirector, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Indian Institute of Petroleum

10h30   Brookhaven National Laboratory: Advancing the SDGs & Virtual Tour
  • Laboratory Overview by Doon Gibbs
  • National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II) Tour
    • Opportunities at NSLS-II by John Hill (Director of NSLS-II & Deputy Associate Laboratory Director (ALD) of Energy & Photon Sciences, Brookhaven National Laboratory)
    • Operational Overview of NSLS-II
    • Virtual Visit of Beamline: Integrated In Situ and Resonant Hard X-ray Studies (ISR) with Kenneth Evans-Lutterodt (Beamline Scientist in Complex Scattering, NSLS-II, Brookhaven National Laboratory)
      The ISR beamline offers dedicated x-ray diffraction and scattering tools for investigating the physics of novel materials. Its scientific scope covers three areas: novel ordering phenomena, atomic structure of functional surfaces and interfaces, and growth and materials processes. ISR provides a flexible range of sample environments and will soon provide full control of the photon beam polarization.
    • Virtual Visit of Beamline: Highly Automated Macromolecular Crystallography (AMX) with Sean McSweeney (Deputy Director of the Photon Science Division, NSLS-II, Brookhaven National Laboratory)
      The AMX beamline is designed to meet the needs of bioscience researchers by revealing the structures and functions of protein complexes. AMX offers researchers a fast and efficient way to quickly discover the best crystals among available specimens and investigate them with high precision using state-of-the-art detector systems.
  • Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN) Tour with Chuck Black (Director of CFN, Brookhaven National Laboratory)
    • Operational Overview of CFN
    • Virtual Visit to Electron Microscopy Laboratory
    • Virtual Visit to Nanofabrication Laboratory
12h00   Break

12h30   Countries need the scientific, technological and engineering capacity to provide solutions to the sustainable development challenges they face in areas such as health, agriculture, communication, energy and industrial and infrastructure development. How can this be achieved?
Moderated By: Declan Kirrane
  • Bamidele Ademola-Olateju, Director General, Government of Ondo State, Nigeria
  • George Essegby, Chief Scientist, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Ghana
13h17   Break

14h00   Creating scientific networks and facilitating access to scientific information, in particular data produced by large infrastructures, are of great importance to building strong scientific research bases integrated into the international scientific communities. Information and communication technologies are increasingly important. How can we create the enabling policy and regulatory environment for data-based science?
Moderated By: Kristyn Noren (Executive Protocol Officer, Brookhaven National Laboratory)
  • Kerstin Kleese van Dam, Director of Computational Science Initiative, Brookhaven National Laboratory
  • Clara Santato, Full Professor and Chairholder - Canada Research Chair in Sustainable Organic Electronics: Materials, Processes and Devices; Chair, Green Electronics, UNESCO
  • Michelle Holko, Principal Architect and Scientist in Public Sector for Healthcare and Science, Google
  • Christos Arvanitidis, CEO, LifeWatch ERIC, Spain
  • Alice Liu, Capacity Development Director and Partnerships Lead, International Digital Health and AI Research Collaborative (I-DAIR)
15h17   Break

15h30   Recommendations for UNGA77 and Framing Inputs for the UN Summit of the Future 2023
Moderated By: Triona McCormack (University College Dublin, Ireland)
  • Irene Minja, Senior Lecturer, University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS), Tanzania
  • Yousef Torman, Managing Director, Arab States Research and Education Network (ASREN), Jordan

16h30   Concluding Statement
David Manning, Director, Stakeholder Relations, Brookhaven National Laboratory

16h40   End

Moderator
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Declan Kirrane

Chair Science Summit UNGA77, ISC
Declan Kirrane is the Founder and Managing Director of ISC Intelligence in Science, the chairman and managing director of the science Summit at the United Nations General assembly, and co-founder of Medicines for Future (MAF). He has over 25 years of experience as a global senior... Read More →
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Triona McCormack

Director of Research, UCD
Triona leads the team at University College Dublin (UCD) responsible for research strategy, management and operations. She also currently co-chairs the UCD strategic theme on Creating a Sustainable Global Society. Prior to joining UCD, Triona was Director of Consulting for Ireland... Read More →
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Kristyn Noren

Senior Executive Protocol Officer, Brookhaven National Laboratory
Kristyn leads the Stakeholder Relations’ Protocol Office as the primary point of contact for developing and implementing programs for strategic visits, meetings and events that advance the Laboratory's scientific mission and priorities. This includes serving as the logistical lead... Read More →

Speakers
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Bamidele  Ademola-Olateju

Commissioner,  Ondo State Government
BAMIDELE ADEMOLA-OLATEJU is a Creative Writer, Social Media Maven, Author, Digital Strategist and Political Analyst with Versatile Background in Technical Communications. She is the Convener - Circle of Hands, a youth development and advocacy organization and the New Initiative For... Read More →
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Clara Santato

Full Professor and Chairholder - Canada Research Chair in Sustainable Organic Electronics: Materials, Processes and Devi, Polytechnique Montreal
I am Professor in the Department of Engineering Physics at Polytechnique Montreal, where I am the holder of a Canada Research Chair in Sustainable Organic Electronics: Materials, Processes Devices.Over the last 20 years, I have established myself as a world-class researcher on the... Read More →
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Yousef Torman

Managing Director, ASREN - Arab States Research and Education Network
“For around thirty years, I worked in ICT at highly reputable institutions in the higher education and scientific research sector. During my work, my main focus was to make use of technology, mainly ICT, for the developments and enhancing the life of people in my community and beyond... Read More →
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Christos Arvanitidis

CEO, LifeWatch ERIC
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Veronika von Messling

German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Director-General of the Department 6 “Life Sciences
Prof. von Messling is the Director-General for “Life Sciences” at the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). She is responsible for policies and funding on medical research and innovation, which includes biotechnology and development of drugs, vaccines and diagnostics... Read More →
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George Essegby

Chief Scientist, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Ghana
Dr. GEORGE OWUSU ESSEGBEY, is the CEO/Chief Research Scientist of the CSIR-Technology Development and Transfer Centre. I was the former Director of the Science and Technology Policy Research Institute (STEPRI) of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) of Ghana... Read More →
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Alice Liu

Capacity Development Director and Partnerships Lead, I-DAIR
Alice is the Capacity Development Director and Partnerships Lead for I-DAIR - the International Digital Health and AI Research Collaborative. At I-DAIR she is leading a collaboration with WHO to develop a competency framework for digital and AI for health, which will create a common... Read More →
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Irene Minja

Senior Lecturer, MUHAS
Dr. Irene Kida Minja’s academic responsibilities include training both undergraduate and postgraduate students. She is also a member of the Curriculum Committee, as well as Chair of the Research and Publication Committee of the School of Dentistry. At the University level, she is... Read More →
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Doon Gibbs

Director, Brookhaven National Laboratory
Doon Gibbs leads Brookhaven National Laboratory, a multi-program U.S. Department of Energy laboratory. Home to seven Nobel Prizes, Brookhaven’s portfolio ranges from fundamental science to innovation, development, and commercialization, including nuclear and particle physics, energy... Read More →
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Asmeret Asefaw Berhe

Director of the Office of Science, United States Department of Energy
Dr. Asmeret Asefaw Berhe is the Director of the Office of Science for the U.S. Department of Energy. Dr. Berhe was most recently a Professor of Soil Biogeochemistry; the Ted and Jan Falasco Chair in Earth Sciences and Geology; and Interim Associate Dean for Graduate Education at the... Read More →
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Esther Takeuchi

Chair of the Interdisciplinary Science Department, Brookhaven National Laboratory
Dr. Esther S. Takeuchi is a SUNY Distinguished Professor and the William and Jane Knapp Chair in Energy and the Environment at Stony Brook University.  She holds a joint appointment at Brookhaven National Laboratory as Chief Scientist and Chair of the Interdisciplinary Science Department... Read More →
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Allison McComiskey

Chair of the Environmental and Climate Sciences Department, Brookhaven National Laboratory
Dr. McComiskey is Department Chair of Environmental and Climate Sciences at Brookhaven National Laboratory. Her research interests are in the radiative forcing of atmospheric constituents, specifically aerosols and clouds, that change in response to human actions and the long-term... Read More →
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John Hill

Director, NSLS-II, Brookhaven National Laboratory
John Hill serves as the Director of the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II) and as the Deputy Associate Laboratory (ALD) Director for Energy & Photon Sciences. In his role as NSLS-II Director, he is responsible for all aspects of facility operations. As Deputy ALD for Energy & Photon Sciences, he assists Jim Misewich in strategic issues for the Energy & Photon Sciences Directorate with particular focus on synergies with NSLS-II.John previously s... Read More →
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Chuck Black

Director of the Center for Functional Nanomaterials, Brookhaven National Laboratory
I am the Director of the Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN) at Brookhaven National Laboratory, where I am also a Senior Scientist. The CFN is a national scientific user facility, which we operate for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as a resource for the worldwide scientific... Read More →
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Maria Leptin

President, European Research Council
Professor Maria Leptin is the President of the European Research Council (took office on 1 November 2021).Before that, Professor Leptin served as Director of EMBO from 2010-2021. She also established a research group in Heidelberg at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (... Read More →
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Daniel Adams

Chief Director: Basic Sciences and Infrastructure, Department of Science and Innovation, South Africa
Dr Daniel Adams is a Chief-Director: Basic Sciences and Infrastructure at the Department of Science and Innovation, South Africa. In this capacity, he is responsible for: (a) developing programmes to support and promote research that develops the basic sciences; (b) ensuring the availability... Read More →
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Anjan Ray

Director of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Indian Institute of Petroleum
A graduate of Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, Anjan Ray received his Doctorate in Chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania under the guidance of Nobel Laureate Prof. Alan MacDiarmid. He then moved to the Chemical Industry and worked for over twenty-five years across functions... Read More →
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Kenneth Evans-Lutterodt

Scientist, Brookhaven National Laboratories
The main theme of my research interests is the application of hard x-rays to the characterization of materials. This research theme covers a variety of past and current projects, including the study of surfaces, interfaces, thin film materials and interfaces for the electronics i... Read More →
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Kerstin Kleese van Dam

Director Computational Science Initiative, Brookhaven National Laboratory
Kerstin Kleese van Dam (2018 Woman of the Year Award in Science winner Brookhaven Town, 2006 British Female Innovators and Inventors Silver Award) is the Director of the Computational Science Initiative (CSI) at Brookhaven National Laboratory, leading BNL’s computer science and... Read More →
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Sean McSweeney

Deputy Director Photon Sciences, Brookhaven National Laboratory
The underlying theme of Sean's managerial and research interests has been to find methods to make best use of synchrotron lightsources in general, and in particular to reveal the complexity of biological systems, and make these methods accessible to the broadest possible community... Read More →
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Michelle Holko

Principal Architect and Scientist at Public Sector for Healthcare and Science, Google
Michelle Holko, PhD, PMP, is a scientist and strategic innovator working at the intersection of biology, technology, and security. She recently served in government as a White House Presidential Innovation Fellow (PIF) and led projects with NIH, DHS CISA, HHS BARDA and DOD Chem Bio... Read More →


Monday September 19, 2022 8:30am - 5:00pm EDT
Online

9:00am EDT

(REF 19045) Agroforestry with Agroecology: pathways for delivering on (truly) nature-based and socially inclusive solutions - Convened by the International Council for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF)

Session objectives:
 Raise awareness of the multiple functions of agroforestry systems that, embedded in an agroecological approach, could potentially contribute to achieving several sustainable development goals simultaneously


This session aims to raise awareness on the multiple functions of agroforestry systems that, embedded in an agroecological approach, could potentially contribute to achieving several sustainable development goals simultaneously.
By associating different food and cash crops, tree crops, other multipurpose forest trees and/or animals, in order to harness, maintain and enhance ecological processes in agricultural production suited to each context, agroforestry can be viewed as a strategy to reduce poverty and hunger (SDG 1 and 2), increase climate action (SDG 13) and foster life on earth (SDG 15). Furthermore, agroforestry systems embracing agroecological principles have also great potential to support good health and well-being (SDG 3) and gender equality (SDG 5).
Agroforestry collaborates to the needed transformation of current agricultural patterns through a paced agroecological transition in rural and urban societies. As a dynamic concept, agroecology has gained prominence as a science, a set of practices and a social movement. As a transdisciplinary field of scientific inquiry, agroecology includes ecological, sociocultural, technological, economic and political dimensions of food systems, from production to consumption. As a set of practices, it applies ecological principles to agriculture to ensure a regenerative use of natural resources and ecosystem services. As a social movement, it addresses socially equitable food systems and has become an overarching political framework for several social movements and peasant organizations to assert their collective rights and advocate for a diversity of locally adapted agriculture.
This session will address key linkages between agroforestry and agroecology in the context of Latin America, focusing on the role of agroecological systems and practices in enhancing ecosystem services, enabling socially inclusive and equitable food systems and restoring degraded lands.

Time ActivityProcess10minOpening - Andrew MiccolisPresentation of the session objectives, methodology20minFabiana PeneireiroOn agroecological agroforestry practices20minValentina RobiglioOn climate resilient ofagroecological approach in agroforestry20minAlexandre de Azevedo OlivalOn solidarity economy and interface with science10 minSynthesis – Andrew Miccolis
40minDiscussion


Speakers
avatar for Valentina Robiglio

Valentina Robiglio

Senior Land Use Systems Scientist, CIFOR-ICRAF
Valentina Robiglio, a native of Italy, holds a PhD in Forestry from Bangor University, United Kingdom. Her major research interests include tropical land-use trajectories, forest-cover dynamics, agricultural intensification, smallholders’ livelihoods, environmental services, and... Read More →
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Alexandre de Azevedo Oliva

Professor andcounsellor., State University of Mato Grosso and Ouro Verde Institute
Veterinary physician, with postgraduate studies in the area of Nutrition and Animal Production and Experimental Epidemiology and Applied Zoonosis. Since 1999 he has been working at the Ouro Verde Institute, a non-governmental organization that supports family farmers in the Amazon... Read More →
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Fabiana Peneireiro

Agronomic Engineer graduated from ESALQ/USP in 1994, with a Master's degree in Forest Sciences from the same university, whose dissertation dealt with the case study on successional agroforestry systems developed by the farmer-researcher Ernst Götsch. He has been involved with agroecology... Read More →

Conveners
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Andrew Miccolis

Country Coordinator, CIFOR-ICRAF, Brazil
Andrew Miccolis is currently Country Coordinator for ICRAF (World Agroforestry) Brazil, where he leads initiatives aimed at agroforestry-based forest and landscape restoration, appraisal, design and scaling of agroforestry options coupled with other sustainable land uses practices... Read More →



Monday September 19, 2022 9:00am - 11:00am EDT
Online

9:00am EDT

(REF 19046) Chronic diseases in underserved populations (In person session at Ropes & Grey): Metabolic Syndrome and Insulin Resistance - The Hidden Pandemic

Metabolic Syndrome; The Hidden Pandemic 2 Hs
1) Metabolic Syndrome, its meaning in the 21st century and its impact on Health and
Prof. Dr. Lucio Criado. Past-presidente Argentine Society of Medicine. Prof. Diabetes and Metabolism Argentine Catholic University. Prof. Pharmacy and Biochemistry University of Buenos Aires. Medical Director of the Social Work of Pharmacists and Biochemists of the Argentine Republic. Master in Pharmacopolitics. 15 minutes.
2) Burden of Disease and Compression of Morbidity Associated with Metabolic Syndrome
Prof. Dr. Luis Alberto Camera .Physician Univ. Buenos Aires. Specialist in Clinical and Internal Medicine. Staff of the Medical Clinic Service and Consultant Professor of the Hosp. Italiano BsAs. Former Head and founder of the Geriatric Medicine Program Hosp. Italian BsAs.Former president of the Argentine Soc of Medicine and International Forum of Internal Medicine streaming
3) Impact on the World Health System and inequity between high vs. low income countries
Dr. Maria Eugenia Fandiño. Maria Eugenia Fandiño MD. Specialist in Epidemiology and Biostatistics,
Specialist in Internal and Critical Care Medicine. Universidad Favaloro and Ministry of Health. 15 minutes
4) Economic burden of the Metabolic Syndrome and Insulin Resistance Health Systems and the Community.
Dr. Zulma Benitez Camacho. Argentine Ministry of Health. Master in Health Management. Master in Diabetes Mellitus specialist in health systems and social security. MSAL 15 minutes
5) Healthy and Sustainable Aging.
Dr. Mara Lopez Wortzman. Argentine Society of Medicine15 minutes
6) Metabolic Syndrome. Social, cultural, economic inequities that must be made visible. Looking to the future, Program development.
Prof. Dr. Lucio Criado 15 minutes.
Then 30 minutes of answers and questions



Speakers
avatar for Prof. Dr. Luis Alberto Camera

Prof. Dr. Luis Alberto Camera

Hospital Italiano, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Physician Univ. Buenos Aires. Specialist in Clinical and Internal Medicine. Staff of the Medical Clinic Service and Consultant Professor of the Hosp. Italiano BsAs. Former Head and founder of the Geriatric Medicine Program Hosp. Italian BsAs.Former president of the Argentine Soc of... Read More →
avatar for Lucio Criado

Lucio Criado

Past-President, Sociedad Argentina de Medicina
Prof. Dr. Lucio Criado. Past-presidente Argentine Society of Medicine. Prof. Diabetes and Metabolism Argentine Catholic University. Prof. Pharmacy and Biochemistry University of Buenos Aires. Medical Director of the Social Work of Pharmacists and Biochemists of the Argentine Republic... Read More →
avatar for María Eugenia Fandiño

María Eugenia Fandiño

Universidad Favaloro, Ciudad de Buenos Aires
Maria Eugenia Fandiño MDPhysician,Specialist in Epidemiology and BiostatisticsSpecialist in Internal and Critical Care MedicineMinistry of HealthFavaloro University
avatar for Zulma Benitez Camacho

Zulma Benitez Camacho

Argentinian Ministry of Health
Argentine Ministry of Health. Master in Health Management. Master in Diabetes Mellitus specialist in health systems and social security. MSAL 15 minutes
avatar for Mara Lopez Wortzman

Mara Lopez Wortzman

President of the Argentinian Society of Medicine -Bariloche district-, Internal Medicine - Geriatrician
Physician. Specialist in Clinical and Internal Medicine. Subespecialized in Geriatrics.Medical and teaching staff of Geriatrics -San Carlos de Bariloche-Graduated with honours from the Latin American Academy of Medicine for the Elderly.President of the Argentine Soc of Medicine (Bariloche... Read More →

Conveners
avatar for Lucio Criado

Lucio Criado

Past-President, Sociedad Argentina de Medicina
Prof. Dr. Lucio Criado. Past-presidente Argentine Society of Medicine. Prof. Diabetes and Metabolism Argentine Catholic University. Prof. Pharmacy and Biochemistry University of Buenos Aires. Medical Director of the Social Work of Pharmacists and Biochemists of the Argentine Republic... Read More →



Monday September 19, 2022 9:00am - 11:00am EDT
Ropes & Gray https://www.ropesgray.com/en/locations/new-york

9:00am EDT

(REF 19046) Chronic diseases in underserved populations: Metabolic Syndrome and Insulin Resistance - The Hidden Pandemic

Metabolic Syndrome; The Hidden Pandemic 2 Hs
1) Metabolic Syndrome, its meaning in the 21st century and its impact on Health and
Prof. Dr. Lucio Criado. Past-presidente Argentine Society of Medicine. Prof. Diabetes and Metabolism Argentine Catholic University. Prof. Pharmacy and Biochemistry University of Buenos Aires. Medical Director of the Social Work of Pharmacists and Biochemists of the Argentine Republic. Master in Pharmacopolitics. 15 minutes.
2) Burden of Disease and Compression of Morbidity Associated with Metabolic Syndrome
Prof. Dr. Luis Alberto Camera .Physician Univ. Buenos Aires. Specialist in Clinical and Internal Medicine. Staff of the Medical Clinic Service and Consultant Professor of the Hosp. Italiano BsAs. Former Head and founder of the Geriatric Medicine Program Hosp. Italian BsAs.Former president of the Argentine Soc of Medicine and International Forum of Internal Medicine streaming
3) Impact on the World Health System and inequity between high vs. low income countries
Dr. Maria Eugenia Fandiño. Maria Eugenia Fandiño MD, Specialist in Epidemiology and Biostatistics,
Specialist in Internal and Critical Care Medicine. Hospital Favaloro and Ministry of Health. 15 minutes
4) Economic burden of the Metabolic Syndrome and Insulin Resistance Health Systems and the Community.
Dr. Zulma Benitez Camacho. Argentine Ministry of Health. Master in Health Management. Master in Diabetes Mellitus specialist in health systems and social security. MSAL 15 minutes
5) Healthy and Sustainable Aging.
Dr. Mara Lopez Wortzman. Argentine Society of Medicine15 minutes
6) Metabolic Syndrome. Social, cultural, economic inequities that must be made visible. Looking to the future, Program development.
Prof. Dr. Lucio Criado 15 minutes.
Then 30 minutes of answers and questions



Speakers
avatar for Lucio Criado

Lucio Criado

Past-President, Sociedad Argentina de Medicina
Prof. Dr. Lucio Criado. Past-presidente Argentine Society of Medicine. Prof. Diabetes and Metabolism Argentine Catholic University. Prof. Pharmacy and Biochemistry University of Buenos Aires. Medical Director of the Social Work of Pharmacists and Biochemists of the Argentine Republic... Read More →
avatar for Prof. Dr. Luis Alberto Camera

Prof. Dr. Luis Alberto Camera

Hospital Italiano, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Physician Univ. Buenos Aires. Specialist in Clinical and Internal Medicine. Staff of the Medical Clinic Service and Consultant Professor of the Hosp. Italiano BsAs. Former Head and founder of the Geriatric Medicine Program Hosp. Italian BsAs.Former president of the Argentine Soc of... Read More →
avatar for María Eugenia Fandiño

María Eugenia Fandiño

Universidad Favaloro, Ciudad de Buenos Aires
Maria Eugenia Fandiño MDPhysician,Specialist in Epidemiology and BiostatisticsSpecialist in Internal and Critical Care MedicineMinistry of HealthFavaloro University
avatar for Zulma Benitez Camacho

Zulma Benitez Camacho

Argentinian Ministry of Health
Argentine Ministry of Health. Master in Health Management. Master in Diabetes Mellitus specialist in health systems and social security. MSAL 15 minutes
avatar for Mara Lopez Wortzman

Mara Lopez Wortzman

President of the Argentinian Society of Medicine -Bariloche district-, Internal Medicine - Geriatrician
Physician. Specialist in Clinical and Internal Medicine. Subespecialized in Geriatrics.Medical and teaching staff of Geriatrics -San Carlos de Bariloche-Graduated with honours from the Latin American Academy of Medicine for the Elderly.President of the Argentine Soc of Medicine (Bariloche... Read More →

Conveners
avatar for Lucio Criado

Lucio Criado

Past-President, Sociedad Argentina de Medicina
Prof. Dr. Lucio Criado. Past-presidente Argentine Society of Medicine. Prof. Diabetes and Metabolism Argentine Catholic University. Prof. Pharmacy and Biochemistry University of Buenos Aires. Medical Director of the Social Work of Pharmacists and Biochemists of the Argentine Republic... Read More →



Monday September 19, 2022 9:00am - 11:00am EDT
Online

9:00am EDT

(REF 19047) Bridging the Gender Gap in STEAM: The Youth Perspective

Only 17 women have won a Nobel Prize in physics, chemistry or medicine since Marie Curie in 1903, compared to 572 men. Today, a mere 28% of all of the world’s researchers are women. Such stark disparities and inequalities do not happen by chance. Too many young girls are held back by discrimination, biases, social norms and expectations that influence the quality of education they receive and the subjects they study. The under-representation of women in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) is a detrimental injustice. Our primary objective is to showcase women who are leading organisations dedicated to removing obstacles, providing education, and creating motivation agents for girls in STEAM so that everyday girls are given the opportunity to join the field. Another worldwide message that will be spread through our session is the importance of education and how it is possible that girls organisations can bridge the STEAM gender gap much better than institutions can. Along with increasing the reach of female-led organisations, our session will give 5 pieces of advice to teachers, policymakers, and parents as to how they can contribute in creating safe, educational, and motivational environments for girls through education so that they can be part of the solution in bridging the STEAM gender gap.


Moderator
avatar for Ramona Karimi

Ramona Karimi

Founder, Quantum Learning Girls
Since age seven I've had my fingers glued to a keyboard. I was always the one that family and peers looked to for advice on technology. Whether someone needed help installing an application, navigating tech bugs, or simply had no idea how to work with their computer, I'd always be... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Nyx Iskandar

Nyx Iskandar

Founder & CEO, NexLiber
Nyx is a coder, athlete, and founder who loves to create for the community. Passionate about computer science, Nyx loves to experiment with the unprecedented and innovate impactful solutions in her research, entrepreneurial, and service-learning pursuits. Nyx also has passions outside... Read More →
avatar for Vaishnavi Manivannan

Vaishnavi Manivannan

Founder, Executive Director, Women In Research
Vaishnavi Manivannan is a 17 year old rising senior at ABA Oman International School. She is the Founder & Executive Director of Women In Research (WiResearch), an international organization that aims to aid young girls, non-binary and transgender individuals from under-resourced... Read More →
avatar for Clare Flaherty

Clare Flaherty

Founder, Be The Change
Clare Flaherty, a high school junior in the United States, is founder and director of Be The Change, a 501(c)(3) organized for educational and scientific purposes. Clare is a recipient of The President’s Volunteer Service Award (GOLD) and the Prudential Spirit of Community Award... Read More →
avatar for Etasha Donthi

Etasha Donthi

Founder, Gen Tech Labs and She The Change
Etasha Donthi, 17, is a fiercely passionate activist, entrepreneur, and change-maker, actively working towards bridging the gender gap in male-dominated fields by amplifying the voices of women. She is the founder and CEO of She The Change, a nationally-recognized podcast with a... Read More →

Conveners
avatar for Ramin Sedehi

Ramin Sedehi

Founder, Impact Human Learning
Ramin is passionate about closing the gaps between science, education, society, and policymakers to understand the depth and breadth of humanity's challenges. To impact the health of communities, improve educational markers, and, most importantly, uphold democratic values and build... Read More →


Monday September 19, 2022 9:00am - 11:00am EDT
Online

11:00am EDT

(REF 19049) Breaking Down Barriers to International Cooperation on Health Data (In-Person)

This interactive session will explore the following questions:
  • What barriers exist to international cooperation on health data? How can we address technical, policy, legal, economic, and operational barriers to collaboration. 
  • How can we integrate regulatory conversations early in the process when developing international research collaborations on health data?
  • How can tools, like synthetic data and other PETs, help enable this?
  • How has the conversation evolved during the pandemic?
  • Where can AI for health make progress on relevant UN SDGs?
    • Good Health & Well-Being
    • Reduced Inequalities
    • Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure
Following a panel discussion sharing experiences and case studies, participants will bring their own expertise to develop ideas for concrete recommendations, collaborations and next steps. 

Moderator
avatar for Elissa Strome

Elissa Strome

Executive Director, Pan-Canadian Artificial Intelligence Strategy, CIFAR
Elissa is Executive Director, Pan-Canadian Artificial Intelligence Strategy at CIFAR, working with research leaders across the country to implement Canada’s national research strategy in AI.Elissa completed her PhD in Neuroscience from the University of British Columbia in 2006... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Alice Liu

Alice Liu

Capacity Development Director and Partnerships Lead, I-DAIR
Alice is the Capacity Development Director and Partnerships Lead for I-DAIR - the International Digital Health and AI Research Collaborative. At I-DAIR she is leading a collaboration with WHO to develop a competency framework for digital and AI for health, which will create a common... Read More →
avatar for Nadina Iacob

Nadina Iacob

Associate Research Fellow, Centre for European Policy Studies
Nadina Iacob is Associate Research Fellow at the Brussels-based think tank Centrefor European Policy Studies (CEPS) and Consultant at the World Bank.As a policy researcher, she is driven by the desire to explore the potential of thedigital transformation and its implications across... Read More →
avatar for Owen Rackham

Owen Rackham

Theme Lead Molecular Medicine, The Alan Turing Institute
Owen Rackham is an Associate Professor at the University of Southampton where he leads the data-driven network biology group. He is primarily interested in what defines human cells and how their phenotype emerges from the complex interplay between the genome, transcriptome and environment... Read More →
avatar for Eric Sutherland

Eric Sutherland

Executive Director, Pan-Canadian Health Data Strategy, Public Health Agency of Canada
Eric is a “Data Guy with personality” and Data Strategist with a passion for enabling trusted insightthrough implementation of leading information management practices and linking enterprise strategy topractical solutions with business, technology, and data partners. He is the... Read More →

Conveners
avatar for Lissa Matyas

Lissa Matyas

Vice-President, Global Government Affairs, CIFAR
Lissa is Vice-President of Global Government Affairs at CIFAR. CIFAR is a Canadian-based global research organization, convening extraordinary minds to address the most important questions facing science and humanity. From quantum computing and artificial intelligence to innovation... Read More →


Monday September 19, 2022 11:00am - 1:00pm EDT
IBM Watson Astor Place

11:00am EDT

(REF 19049) Breaking Down Barriers to International Cooperation on Health Data (Online)
This interactive session will explore the following questions:
  • What barriers exist to international cooperation on health data? How can we address technical, policy, legal, economic, and operational barriers to collaboration. 
  • How can we integrate regulatory conversations early in the process when developing international research collaborations on health data?
  • How can tools, like synthetic data and other PETs, help enable this?
  • How has the conversation evolved during the pandemic?
  • Where can AI for health make progress on relevant UN SDGs?
    • Good Health & Well-Being
    • Reduced Inequalities
    • Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure
Following a panel discussion sharing experiences and case studies, participants will bring their own expertise to develop ideas for concrete recommendations, collaborations and next steps. 

Moderator
avatar for Elissa Strome

Elissa Strome

Executive Director, Pan-Canadian Artificial Intelligence Strategy, CIFAR
Elissa is Executive Director, Pan-Canadian Artificial Intelligence Strategy at CIFAR, working with research leaders across the country to implement Canada’s national research strategy in AI.Elissa completed her PhD in Neuroscience from the University of British Columbia in 2006... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Alice Liu

Alice Liu

Capacity Development Director and Partnerships Lead, I-DAIR
Alice is the Capacity Development Director and Partnerships Lead for I-DAIR - the International Digital Health and AI Research Collaborative. At I-DAIR she is leading a collaboration with WHO to develop a competency framework for digital and AI for health, which will create a common... Read More →
avatar for Eric Sutherland

Eric Sutherland

Executive Director, Pan-Canadian Health Data Strategy, Public Health Agency of Canada
Eric is a “Data Guy with personality” and Data Strategist with a passion for enabling trusted insightthrough implementation of leading information management practices and linking enterprise strategy topractical solutions with business, technology, and data partners. He is the... Read More →
avatar for Nadina Iacob

Nadina Iacob

Associate Research Fellow, Centre for European Policy Studies
Nadina Iacob is Associate Research Fellow at the Brussels-based think tank Centrefor European Policy Studies (CEPS) and Consultant at the World Bank.As a policy researcher, she is driven by the desire to explore the potential of thedigital transformation and its implications across... Read More →
avatar for Owen Rackham

Owen Rackham

Theme Lead Molecular Medicine, The Alan Turing Institute
Owen Rackham is an Associate Professor at the University of Southampton where he leads the data-driven network biology group. He is primarily interested in what defines human cells and how their phenotype emerges from the complex interplay between the genome, transcriptome and environment... Read More →

Conveners
avatar for Lissa Matyas

Lissa Matyas

Vice-President, Global Government Affairs, CIFAR
Lissa is Vice-President of Global Government Affairs at CIFAR. CIFAR is a Canadian-based global research organization, convening extraordinary minds to address the most important questions facing science and humanity. From quantum computing and artificial intelligence to innovation... Read More →


Monday September 19, 2022 11:00am - 1:00pm EDT
Online

11:00am EDT

( REF 19050 - On line) The impact of regulations particularly data protection regulations on data for health research

The session will consider how regulations for data protection influence cooperation in medical science and health research and as such affect the achievement of the SDGs.
Regulations in general are vital for diagnostics to ensure good quality standards in health care while data protection regulations aim at giving control to individuals over their personal data while ensuring the free flow of this personal data between member states in the case of Europe by attempting to unify regulations and ultimately to simplify the regulatory environment for international business.
Advances in medical healthcare, to which data subjects who provide their data can avail, can only occur through advances in scientific research and the amalgamation of personal health data. The ability to access masses of health data through global collaboration is paramount to create new diagnostic tools. These tools can help address global health care shorts falls and identify more appropriate treatment for patients.
Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in particular, as with any substantive regulatory reform, has had unintended consequences, most notably regarding joint research enterprises, even within the direct scope of Europe, a relatively homogenous region, due to the significant differences in how people approach to privacy. This is compounded by the extraterritorial scope of this regulation and beyond the European GDPR that there are other regions and countries with other regulations, so it is vital to unify these to the SDG on health.
There is a societal benefit in reusing data for appropriate purposes and subject to appropriate safeguard yet fragmentation continues to exist that prevents research collaboration as there is no overarching jurisdiction to govern international collaborations.
The session will consider these issues and speakers will share their own expertise to develop potential mechanisms and recommendations for collaboration

Moderator
avatar for Rita Lawlor

Rita Lawlor

Biobank Director, ARC-Net, University of Verona
Rita T. Lawlor is associate professor in the Department of Diagnostics and Public Health and a fellow of Information Privacy from IAPP (International Association of Privacy Professionals). Rita is originally a Computer Science graduate with a doctorate in translational biomedical... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Christos Arvanitidis

Christos Arvanitidis

CEO, LifeWatch ERIC
DP

David Peloquin

Ropes and Gray
avatar for Zatloukal, Kurt

Zatloukal, Kurt

Diagnostic and Research Center for Molecular Biomedicine, Director of BBMRI.at, Medical University of Graz
Kurt Zatloukal, M.D.  is professor of pathology at the Medical University of Graz, Austria and is head of the Diagnostic and Research Center for Molecular Biomedicine. His research focusses on molecular pathology of diseases as well as biobanking and related technologies. He coordinated... Read More →
avatar for Vincenzo Lorusso

Vincenzo Lorusso

Policy Officer, European Commission
Vincenzo Lorusso works as a Policy Officer at the European Commission, DG Research and Innovation (DG RTD), where he is in charge of Research and Innovation cooperation with Africa and, bilaterally, with ASEAN countries. Before joining the Commission, Vincenzo worked for eight years... Read More →
avatar for Sampson Kofi Adotey

Sampson Kofi Adotey

Senior Communications and Outreach Manager, African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS)
Sampson Kofi Adotey is enabling science & technology for society by hacking education with inclusive innovation. He is the Senior Outreach Manager at the African Institute of Mathematical Sciences – Global Network. The World Economic Forum recently appointed him as the Global Shapers... Read More →
avatar for Lucio Criado

Lucio Criado

Past-President, Sociedad Argentina de Medicina
Prof. Dr. Lucio Criado. Past-presidente Argentine Society of Medicine. Prof. Diabetes and Metabolism Argentine Catholic University. Prof. Pharmacy and Biochemistry University of Buenos Aires. Medical Director of the Social Work of Pharmacists and Biochemists of the Argentine Republic... Read More →
avatar for Motlalepula Matsabisa

Motlalepula Matsabisa

Professor and Pharmacology IKS Research Director, Faculty Health Sciences, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa
Professor of Pharmacology at University of the Free State in Bloemfontein South Africa.  I have a special interest in the pharmacology and science of medicinal plants. I have interest in drug discovery, drug development, clinical trials, pharmaceutical development.  I am chairperson... Read More →
avatar for Arman Rahman

Arman Rahman

Assistant Professor, UCD
Dr. Arman RahmanA Bangladeshi Irish cancer researcher, Dr. Rahman works as an assistant professor at University College Dublin (UCD) School of Medicine and is responsible for Precision Oncology Ireland's Tissue Imaging Platform. After finishing his Ph.D. in Immunology from Umea University... Read More →
avatar for Solomon Benor

Solomon Benor

CEO, Research and Community Engagement Affairs
Dr Solomon Benor is CEO of Research and Community Engagement Affairs at the Ethiopian Ministry of Education. He is also an Associate Professor of Plant Biotechnology at Addis Ababa Science and Technology University (AASTU), and an Adjunct Associate Professor at Addis Ababa University... Read More →
avatar for Yolanda Moyo

Yolanda Moyo

Head of Government Affairs, Illumina
Yolanda Moyo RN, MSc, is the Head of Government Affairs Africa at Illumina, based in Johannesburg South Africa. Her role is to manage and maintain government and stakeholder relations to enable the adoption of genomics technology in Africa. Previous to joining Illumina, Yolanda worked... Read More →
avatar for Bamidele  Ademola-Olateju

Bamidele  Ademola-Olateju

Commissioner,  Ondo State Government
BAMIDELE ADEMOLA-OLATEJU is a Creative Writer, Social Media Maven, Author, Digital Strategist and Political Analyst with Versatile Background in Technical Communications. She is the Convener - Circle of Hands, a youth development and advocacy organization and the New Initiative For... Read More →
avatar for Solomon Assefa

Solomon Assefa

VP, IBM
Dr. Solomon Assefa is a Vice President at IBM Research. He leads the global effort focused on developing core technologies for climate change mitigation and adaptation, healthcare and life sciences, computing and nanotechnology. Under his leadership, hundreds of researchers from IBM’s... Read More →

Conveners
avatar for Declan Kirrane

Declan Kirrane

Chair Science Summit UNGA77, ISC
Declan Kirrane is the Founder and Managing Director of ISC Intelligence in Science, the chairman and managing director of the science Summit at the United Nations General assembly, and co-founder of Medicines for Future (MAF). He has over 25 years of experience as a global senior... Read More →
avatar for Ramin Sedehi

Ramin Sedehi

Founder, Impact Human Learning
Ramin is passionate about closing the gaps between science, education, society, and policymakers to understand the depth and breadth of humanity's challenges. To impact the health of communities, improve educational markers, and, most importantly, uphold democratic values and build... Read More →


Monday September 19, 2022 11:00am - 4:00pm EDT
Online

11:00am EDT

(REF 19050 - In Person) The impact of regulations particularly data protection regulations on data for health research
The session will consider how regulations for data protection influence cooperation in medical science and health research and as such affect the achievement of the SDGs.
Regulations in general are vital for diagnostics to ensure good quality standards in health care while data protection regulations aim at giving control to individuals over their personal data while ensuring the free flow of this personal data between member states in the case of Europe by attempting to unify regulations and ultimately to simplify the regulatory environment for international business.
Advances in medical healthcare, to which data subjects who provide their data can avail, can only occur through advances in scientific research and the amalgamation of personal health data. The ability to access masses of health data through global collaboration is paramount to create new diagnostic tools. These tools can help address global health care shorts falls and identify more appropriate treatment for patients.
Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in particular, as with any substantive regulatory reform, has had unintended consequences, most notably regarding joint research enterprises, even within the direct scope of Europe, a relatively homogenous region, due to the significant differences in how people approach to privacy. This is compounded by the extraterritorial scope of this regulation and beyond the European GDPR that there are other regions and countries with other regulations, so it is vital to unify these to the SDG on health.
There is a societal benefit in reusing data for appropriate purposes and subject to appropriate safeguard yet fragmentation continues to exist that prevents research collaboration as there is no overarching jurisdiction to govern international collaborations.
The session will consider these issues and speakers will share their own expertise to develop potential mechanisms and recommendations for collaboration

Moderator
avatar for Rita Lawlor

Rita Lawlor

Biobank Director, ARC-Net, University of Verona
Rita T. Lawlor is associate professor in the Department of Diagnostics and Public Health and a fellow of Information Privacy from IAPP (International Association of Privacy Professionals). Rita is originally a Computer Science graduate with a doctorate in translational biomedical... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Christos Arvanitidis

Christos Arvanitidis

CEO, LifeWatch ERIC
DP

David Peloquin

Ropes and Gray
avatar for Irene Minja

Irene Minja

Senior Lecturer, MUHAS
Dr. Irene Kida Minja’s academic responsibilities include training both undergraduate and postgraduate students. She is also a member of the Curriculum Committee, as well as Chair of the Research and Publication Committee of the School of Dentistry. At the University level, she is... Read More →
avatar for Vincenzo Lorusso

Vincenzo Lorusso

Policy Officer, European Commission
Vincenzo Lorusso works as a Policy Officer at the European Commission, DG Research and Innovation (DG RTD), where he is in charge of Research and Innovation cooperation with Africa and, bilaterally, with ASEAN countries. Before joining the Commission, Vincenzo worked for eight years... Read More →
avatar for Motlalepula Matsabisa

Motlalepula Matsabisa

Professor and Pharmacology IKS Research Director, Faculty Health Sciences, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa
Professor of Pharmacology at University of the Free State in Bloemfontein South Africa.  I have a special interest in the pharmacology and science of medicinal plants. I have interest in drug discovery, drug development, clinical trials, pharmaceutical development.  I am chairperson... Read More →
avatar for Bamidele  Ademola-Olateju

Bamidele  Ademola-Olateju

Commissioner,  Ondo State Government
BAMIDELE ADEMOLA-OLATEJU is a Creative Writer, Social Media Maven, Author, Digital Strategist and Political Analyst with Versatile Background in Technical Communications. She is the Convener - Circle of Hands, a youth development and advocacy organization and the New Initiative For... Read More →
avatar for Sampson Kofi Adotey

Sampson Kofi Adotey

Senior Communications and Outreach Manager, African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS)
Sampson Kofi Adotey is enabling science & technology for society by hacking education with inclusive innovation. He is the Senior Outreach Manager at the African Institute of Mathematical Sciences – Global Network. The World Economic Forum recently appointed him as the Global Shapers... Read More →
avatar for Solomon Assefa

Solomon Assefa

VP, IBM
Dr. Solomon Assefa is a Vice President at IBM Research. He leads the global effort focused on developing core technologies for climate change mitigation and adaptation, healthcare and life sciences, computing and nanotechnology. Under his leadership, hundreds of researchers from IBM’s... Read More →
avatar for Solomon Benor

Solomon Benor

CEO, Research and Community Engagement Affairs
Dr Solomon Benor is CEO of Research and Community Engagement Affairs at the Ethiopian Ministry of Education. He is also an Associate Professor of Plant Biotechnology at Addis Ababa Science and Technology University (AASTU), and an Adjunct Associate Professor at Addis Ababa University... Read More →
avatar for Lucio Criado

Lucio Criado

Past-President, Sociedad Argentina de Medicina
Prof. Dr. Lucio Criado. Past-presidente Argentine Society of Medicine. Prof. Diabetes and Metabolism Argentine Catholic University. Prof. Pharmacy and Biochemistry University of Buenos Aires. Medical Director of the Social Work of Pharmacists and Biochemists of the Argentine Republic... Read More →
avatar for Yolanda Moyo

Yolanda Moyo

Head of Government Affairs, Illumina
Yolanda Moyo RN, MSc, is the Head of Government Affairs Africa at Illumina, based in Johannesburg South Africa. Her role is to manage and maintain government and stakeholder relations to enable the adoption of genomics technology in Africa. Previous to joining Illumina, Yolanda worked... Read More →
avatar for Arman Rahman

Arman Rahman

Assistant Professor, UCD
Dr. Arman RahmanA Bangladeshi Irish cancer researcher, Dr. Rahman works as an assistant professor at University College Dublin (UCD) School of Medicine and is responsible for Precision Oncology Ireland's Tissue Imaging Platform. After finishing his Ph.D. in Immunology from Umea University... Read More →
avatar for Zatloukal, Kurt

Zatloukal, Kurt

Diagnostic and Research Center for Molecular Biomedicine, Director of BBMRI.at, Medical University of Graz
Kurt Zatloukal, M.D.  is professor of pathology at the Medical University of Graz, Austria and is head of the Diagnostic and Research Center for Molecular Biomedicine. His research focusses on molecular pathology of diseases as well as biobanking and related technologies. He coordinated... Read More →

Conveners
avatar for Declan Kirrane

Declan Kirrane

Chair Science Summit UNGA77, ISC
Declan Kirrane is the Founder and Managing Director of ISC Intelligence in Science, the chairman and managing director of the science Summit at the United Nations General assembly, and co-founder of Medicines for Future (MAF). He has over 25 years of experience as a global senior... Read More →
avatar for Ramin Sedehi

Ramin Sedehi

Founder, Impact Human Learning
Ramin is passionate about closing the gaps between science, education, society, and policymakers to understand the depth and breadth of humanity's challenges. To impact the health of communities, improve educational markers, and, most importantly, uphold democratic values and build... Read More →



Monday September 19, 2022 11:00am - 4:00pm EDT
Ropes & Gray https://www.ropesgray.com/en/locations/new-york

2:30pm EDT

(REF 19051) Fireside Chat with Alan Bernstein, President, CIFAR and Cheryl Moore, Director of Research Programmes, Wellcome: Global Science for Global Challenges (In-Person)

The existential threats to global energy, food and water security, increasing evidence of irreversible climate change,  the degradations in social cohesion, disruptions in global supply chains and deglobalisation, social inequality and the COVID19 pandemic, mental health dangers to undermining the basis of our material prosperity seem to be combining. The world urgently needs mission-driven teams of the world’s best minds to tackle these complex challenges, using diverse perspectives and areas of expertise. In an informal, interactive fireside chat, senior leaders from Wellcome and CIFAR will discuss models for convening and deploying top scientists from around the world to collectively address the growing number of profound questions and challenges facing science and humanity.

Speakers
avatar for Cheryl Moore

Cheryl Moore

Director of Research Programmes, Wellcome
Cheryl Moore is Director of Research Programmes at Wellcome, leading a broad interlinked portfolio that focuses on discovery research and three urgent health challenges: mental health, infectious disease and climate and health. She is a strategic leader who is passionate about the... Read More →
avatar for Alan Bernstein

Alan Bernstein

President and CEO, CIFAR
Alan Bernstein, OC, OOnt, PhD, FRSC/MSRC, FCAHSAlan Bernstein is President & CEO of CIFAR, where he has elevated CIFAR to become one of the world's preeminent global research organizations. He is one of Canada’s leading scientists, with over 225 peer-reviewed publications with landmark... Read More →

Conveners
avatar for Lissa Matyas

Lissa Matyas

Vice-President, Global Government Affairs, CIFAR
Lissa is Vice-President of Global Government Affairs at CIFAR. CIFAR is a Canadian-based global research organization, convening extraordinary minds to address the most important questions facing science and humanity. From quantum computing and artificial intelligence to innovation... Read More →



Monday September 19, 2022 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
IBM Watson Astor Place

2:30pm EDT

(REF 19051) Fireside Chat with Alan Bernstein, President, CIFAR and Cheryl Moore, Director of Research Programmes, Wellcome: Global Science for Global Challenges (Online)
The existential threats to global energy, food and water security, increasing evidence of irreversible climate change,  the degradations in social cohesion, disruptions in global supply chains and deglobalisation, social inequality and the COVID19 pandemic, mental health dangers to undermining the basis of our material prosperity seem to be combining. The world urgently needs mission-driven teams of the world’s best minds to tackle these complex challenges, using diverse perspectives and areas of expertise. In an informal, interactive fireside chat, senior leaders from Wellcome and CIFAR will discuss models for convening and deploying top scientists from around the world to collectively address the growing number of profound questions and challenges facing science and humanity.

Speakers
avatar for Cheryl Moore

Cheryl Moore

Director of Research Programmes, Wellcome
Cheryl Moore is Director of Research Programmes at Wellcome, leading a broad interlinked portfolio that focuses on discovery research and three urgent health challenges: mental health, infectious disease and climate and health. She is a strategic leader who is passionate about the... Read More →
avatar for Alan Bernstein

Alan Bernstein

President and CEO, CIFAR
Alan Bernstein, OC, OOnt, PhD, FRSC/MSRC, FCAHSAlan Bernstein is President & CEO of CIFAR, where he has elevated CIFAR to become one of the world's preeminent global research organizations. He is one of Canada’s leading scientists, with over 225 peer-reviewed publications with landmark... Read More →

Conveners
avatar for Lissa Matyas

Lissa Matyas

Vice-President, Global Government Affairs, CIFAR
Lissa is Vice-President of Global Government Affairs at CIFAR. CIFAR is a Canadian-based global research organization, convening extraordinary minds to address the most important questions facing science and humanity. From quantum computing and artificial intelligence to innovation... Read More →


Monday September 19, 2022 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
Online

4:00pm EDT

(REF 19052 - Hybrid) Keynote Speech: Dr Mona Nemer, Chief Science Advisor of Canada (In-Person)

“Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity,” Pasteur famously said nearly 150 years ago. In the time since, the world has seen an enormous increase in the pace of scientific discovery and consequent need for collaboration, as our challenges become both more urgent and more complex. From climate change and food security to pandemic preparedness and building the societies of tomorrow, science has a major role to play in guiding us toward a peaceful, healthy and sustainable future, and getting there requires that we work together.
 
In this talk, Canada’s Chief Science Advisor, Dr. Mona Nemer, shares her insights on the importance of a global science culture that promotes openness, diversity and collaboration, and how growing our science advisory systems will help to both frame the emerging issues that the world faces and provide the evidence needed to solve them.

Speakers
avatar for Mona Nemer

Mona Nemer

Chief Science Advisor of Canada, Office of Chief Science Advisor, Government of Canada
Dr. Mona Nemer was first appointed Canada’s Chief Science Advisor in 2017, reappointed in 2020, and again in 2022. Prior to this role, Dr. Nemer was Professor and Vice-President of Research at the University of Ottawa and Director of the school’s Molecular Genetics and Cardiac... Read More →

Conveners
avatar for Lissa Matyas

Lissa Matyas

Vice-President, Global Government Affairs, CIFAR
Lissa is Vice-President of Global Government Affairs at CIFAR. CIFAR is a Canadian-based global research organization, convening extraordinary minds to address the most important questions facing science and humanity. From quantum computing and artificial intelligence to innovation... Read More →


Monday September 19, 2022 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
IBM Watson Astor Place

4:00pm EDT

(REF 19052) Keynote Speech: Dr Mona Nemer, Chief Science Advisor of Canada (Online)
“Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity,” Pasteur famously said nearly 150 years ago. In the time since, the world has seen an enormous increase in the pace of scientific discovery and consequent need for collaboration, as our challenges become both more urgent and more complex. From climate change and food security to pandemic preparedness and building the societies of tomorrow, science has a major role to play in guiding us toward a peaceful, healthy and sustainable future, and getting there requires that we work together.

In this talk, Canada’s Chief Science Advisor, Dr. Mona Nemer, shares her insights on the importance of a global science culture that promotes openness, diversity and collaboration, and how growing our science advisory systems will help to both frame the emerging issues that the world faces and provide the evidence needed to solve them.

Speakers
avatar for Mona Nemer

Mona Nemer

Chief Science Advisor of Canada, Office of Chief Science Advisor, Government of Canada
Dr. Mona Nemer was first appointed Canada’s Chief Science Advisor in 2017, reappointed in 2020, and again in 2022. Prior to this role, Dr. Nemer was Professor and Vice-President of Research at the University of Ottawa and Director of the school’s Molecular Genetics and Cardiac... Read More →

Conveners
avatar for Lissa Matyas

Lissa Matyas

Vice-President, Global Government Affairs, CIFAR
Lissa is Vice-President of Global Government Affairs at CIFAR. CIFAR is a Canadian-based global research organization, convening extraordinary minds to address the most important questions facing science and humanity. From quantum computing and artificial intelligence to innovation... Read More →


Monday September 19, 2022 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Online
  Policy / Regulation, Policy

4:00pm EDT

(REF 19053) Taking the leap: how to transition from research into science policy and diplomacy careers as an early career professional
Transitioning from research into science policy and diplomacy careers can be challenging as an early career professional. It requires knowing how to translate global scientific knowledge for various audiences, building your skill set including in policy research and writing, and leveraging your writing for societal impact to accelerate progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To have these conversations, speakers will include various players within the science policy ecosystem from around the world, many of whom made these career transitions themselves and can discuss them in the context highlighting the contribution of science and innovation to the SDG agenda. Speakers are a mix of early career professionals and more established professionals, and their perspectives would be applicable to a variety of audiences interested in science policy careers. Including science policy professionals and writers, these diverse panelists are highly invested in helping the next generation transition from research into science policy and diplomacy, and would provide a variety of perspectives on the topic.

Moderator
avatar for Larisa Schelking

Larisa Schelking

CEO, Global STEM Education Center, Inc
Larisa K. Schelkin CEO, President and Founder, Global STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Education Center, Inc. 501(c) (3) nonprofit corporation; She is President and Founder of the Global STEM Education Consulting, LLC and a co-founder of the DOME Foundation nonprofit... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Lorenzo Melchor

Lorenzo Melchor

Science for Policy Analyst at the European Commission
Lorenzo Melchor, Science for Policy Analyst at the European Commission, Madrid, Spain. Lorenzo Melchor worked as EU science advice and diplomacy officer in the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology, and was a science adviser in the Spanish Embassy in London. Previously, he... Read More →
avatar for Adriana Bankston

Adriana Bankston

CEO & Managing Publisher, Journal of Science Policy & Governance (JSPG)
Adriana Bankston is a scientist, advocate and mentor at the intersection of research, higher education, science policy, and workforce development. By day, Adriana is a Principal Legislative Analyst at the University of California Office of Federal Governmental Relations in Washington... Read More →
avatar for Torie Bosch

Torie Bosch

Editor of Future Tense, a project of Slate, New America, and Arizona State
Torie Bosch, Editor of Future Tense, a project of Slate, New America, and Arizona State that looks at the implications of new technologies. Slate is a daily magazine on the web and podcast network. Founded in 1996, we are a general-interest publication offering analysis and commentary... Read More →
avatar for Viviane Callier

Viviane Callier

Freelance science writer
Viviane Callier is a freelance science journalist. She was a Churchill Scholar at the University of Cambridge and holds a Ph.D. in biology from Duke University.


Monday September 19, 2022 4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Online
 
Tuesday, September 20
 

7:00am EDT

(REF 20541) “The Little Island that Could”: Creating a Better Future for Okinawa Through Partnership
RECORDING: “The Little Island that Could”: Creating a Better Future for Okinawa Through Partnership (Japanese only)

RECORDINGS: Japan-related playlist

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Over four hundred organizations in Okinawa have partnered to advance the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals in Japan’s southern-most prefecture — and in a region with a vulnerable economy. The Okinawa SDGs Project, sponsored by the Ryukyu Shimpo newspaper, brings together more than 70 organizations, including media, municipalities, universities, large and small businesses, and not-for-profit organizations, to work on SDGs that affect Okinawa and that Okinawans are uniquely prepared to address.

Selected as a United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Natural Heritage site, Okinawa’s rich nature and biodiversity is even more notable in that it coexists on a chain of islands with a population of 1.5 million people. Additionally, the sites of Shurijo Castle and the Gusuku Group, built during the Ryukyu Dynasty prior to Japanese rule, are registered as a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is this combination of thriving nature and rich culture that the partnership seeks to apply to the SDGs.

To create a sustainable region where nature and culture are balanced, the partnership brings together science, industry, and the understanding and cooperation of the local community. This presentation will share examples of ways Okinawans are addressing local carbon emissions, improving health, promoting employment and industry development, and improving the marine environment.

Presenters will share these initiatives in an effort to foster dialogue in Asia and the Pacific and to explore solutions to global environmental problems. All of the speakers’ activities are based on partnerships. The discussion will aim to raise awareness and motivation to achieve each of the SDG goals based on partnerships, which is unique to Okinawa, with its culture of “yuimaru” or mutual support.

NOTE: This session will be delivered in Japanese and simultaneous interpretation will be provided in English.
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「可能性を秘めた小さな島」 :パートナーシップを通じて創る沖縄のより良い未来

日本の最南端に位置する県であり、経済的脆弱性を抱える沖縄では、国連の「持続可能な開発目標」を推進するため、県内の 400 を超える団体が連携しています。琉球新報社が主催する「OKINAWA SDGs プロジェクト」では、メディア、自治体、大学、大企業、中小企業、非営利団体など 70 以上の団体が集まり、沖縄に影響を与え、沖縄県民が独自に取り組むことができる SDGs の課題に取り組んでいます。

ユネスコ(国連教育科学文化機関)の世界自然遺産に登録されている沖縄の豊かな自然と生物多様性は、人口が150 万人にも上る島々で保たれているという点でより注目に値します。また日本統治以前の琉球王国時代に築かれた首里城とグスク等関連遺産群は、ユネスコの世界遺産に登録されています。県内の関連団体によるパートナーシップは、まさにこのような豊かな自然と文化の融合をSDGs に応用したいと考えています。

自然と文化が調和した持続可能な地域を実現するため、県内のパートナーシップは、科学、産業、地域社会の理解と協力を結集します。本講演では、沖縄県民による地域の二酸化炭素排出量に関する取り組みや、健康増進、雇用創出及び産業促進、海洋環境改善の取り組み事例を紹介します。

講演では、これらの取り組みを共有することで、アジア・太平洋地域の対話を促進し、地球規模の環境問題の解決策を探ることを目指します。 本セッションの講演者の活動は、いずれもパートナーシップを基にしています。 「ゆいまーる」の文化を持つ沖縄ならではのパートナーシップをベースに、 SDGs の各目標を達成するための意識とモチベーションを高めることを目的とした議論を行います。

講演者:
- 西田 睦 琉球大学学長(日本)
- 瀬名波 出 琉球大学工学部工学科エネルギー環境工学コース教授、起業家(日本)
- 花城 良廣 一般財団法人沖縄美ら島財団理事長(日本)
- オリガ・エリセーバ 沖縄科学技術大学大学院(OIST) アクセラレータープログラム・
スタートアップ HerLifeLab 創設者(日本)
- 島 洋子 琉球新報社編集局長 (日本)

お知らせ:このセッションは日本語で行われ、英語での同時通訳が付きます。

Moderator
avatar for Yoko Shima

Yoko Shima

Managing Editor, Newspaper company "RYUKYU SHIMPO"

Speakers
avatar for Mutsumi Nishida

Mutsumi Nishida

President, University of the Ryukyus
Dr. Mutsumi Nishida is President of the University of the Ryukyus (Ryudai). He previously served as Vice President of Ryudai in charge of Research and Strategic Planning.Before Ryudai, he was Professor of Molecular Marine Biology at the University of Tokyo in 1999, and worked there... Read More →
avatar for Izuru SENAHA

Izuru SENAHA

University Professor, University of the Ryukyus
avatar for Yoshihiro Hanashiro

Yoshihiro Hanashiro

Chairman, Okinawa Churashima Foundation
Year of birth: 1950Place of birth: Taketomi-town, Okinawa, JAPANEducation: Master of Horticulture, Chiba UniversitySpecialized field: Urban greening botany in tropical and subtropical.                   Resource botany in the tropics.                   Ethnobotany... Read More →
avatar for Olga Elisseeva

Olga Elisseeva

Founder and CEO, HerLifeLab Inc.



Tuesday September 20, 2022 7:00am - 9:30am EDT
  SDGs, Collaboration

8:00am EDT

(REF 20521) Global Teen Leaders: Youth Changemakers as the Future of Global STEM Education and Advocacy
Introduction

What does the untapped potential of the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) community look like? The answer is the youth of today – changemakers who focus on intertwining the sustainable development goals in their vision to build a “more just, equitable, and peaceful future.”
Representing eight countries (India, United States of America, United Kingdom, Indonesia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Japan, and Colombia), we are a global group of youth leaders who are united in utilizing STEM and education as a catalyst for positive social change and meaningful impact in our communities.
Specifically, our youth-led session will highlight the importance of education and equity’s intersections with the SDGs, whether it be related to addressing the under-representation of marginalized voices in the STEM field or empowering fellow youth to gain in-demand technological skills and pursue further careers.
We intend for the session to have the following objectives:
- Amplify the stories and efforts of young changemakers in the STEM space from around the world
- Analyse the long-lasting impact of young leaders in grassroots and global STEM education
- Inspire fellow youth to utilize STEM to take action and raise awareness in their local communities,

Abstract

Our session explores personal examples of how youth are leading education, advocacy, and awareness efforts that intertwine with STEM. The social impact issues we represent are relevant to career development, social justice, gender equality, and ethical innovation.
From a broad perspective, through Youth STEM Matters, Anne-Rosa Bilal is creating a sustainable cycle of knowledge sharing across STEM disciplines through extensive academic training and peer review. Young people, such as Kevin Zhu, are at the forefront of scientific research; Kevin’s research at Stanford University’s Snyder Lab investigates the potential of repetitive tandem repeat sequences to serve as early diagnostic and therapeutic markers in cancer. Overall, the sustainable education model equips youth with the skills to communicate their research with maximum impact and build meaningful collaborations, targeting SDG 17.
Relevant to the environmental sector, Ketut Darma Dipta and Shreya Tandon are respectively working to increase access to potable water and promote clean energy sources, advancing SDGs 6 and 7. Not only have they built 3 large catchment systems and recharge wells, providing clean drinking water to approximately 700 people in Bali but they are also finding ways to incorporate solar, wind, and hydro energy at major corporations and at a national and international level, respectively.
Within the career development space, Victor Eyo is hosting community-centered workshops through Wegodigiteens to ensure young people learn about in-demand technological skills and increase socio-economic development. Especially in Africa, their tech bootcamps have impacted 15,000+ young girls. Similarly, Chinmayi Balusu is leading Simply Neuroscience’s efforts to increase early access to neuroscience education, encouraging 31,200+ students to pursue multidisciplinary careers exploring the brain’s new frontiers.
Victor and Chinmayi’s work relevant to SDG 4 has also provided young women opportunities to further their passion for STEM, which is strengthened by SDG 5 relevant programmes led by Amna Habiba (BloomED’s welcoming environment for hands-on experimentation), Nora Sun (Talaria Summer Institute’s accessible research mentorship), and Vaishnavi Jaiswal (Salubrious’ support of financial literacy and vocational learning).
Furthermore, Dhruv Patel’s AblifyNow is addressing STEM under-representation and SDG 10 by advancing disability equity through education, conversation, and grassroots activism. On the other hand, Charvi Gangwani’s work through The Amygdala is combatting stigma around mental health concerns among the student community, fostering mutual global aid and cross-cultural advocacy. Similarly, Kevin Zhu’s work with The Incandescent Review illuminates youth voices and promotes teenage mental health through the creative arts, especially literary submissions from around the world.
This aspect of global connectedness and citizenship is reflected in Sena Chang’s work through the Global Youth Review as well, which amplifies historically marginalized voices within STEM education and beyond. Last but not least, Laura Gomezjurado González’s ASOFI initiative uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) education as a tool to combat drug trafficking in South America, working to address conflicts and build peace.
Overall, the diverse initiatives that the presenting youth leaders represent are evidence of the wide spectrum of real-world issues that can be addressed from multiple STEM perspectives.


Our session provides a unique perspective on the topic of youth involvement in leading STEM education efforts. As 2022 Global Teen Leaders, we have empowered fellow youth to curate targeted solutions for education and innovation. To a large extent, youth have untapped potential that the world desperately needs to solve global crises, including political conflicts, poverty, and mental health endemics. The youth of today carry the inspiration, novel approaches, and innovative skillsets that we need for building a more peaceful, healthy, and inclusive future.
We intend for this session’s attendees to experience the following outcomes:
- Learn about the stories and efforts of young changemakers in the STEM space from around the world
- Understand the long-lasting impact of young leaders in grassroots and global STEM education
- For fellow youth: be inspired to utilize STEM to take action and raise awareness in their local communities
- For supporters: reflect on ways in which adults, experienced professionals, and mentors can support youth changemakers in their STEM education and advocacy purs

Speakers
avatar for Chinmayi Balusu

Chinmayi Balusu

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Simply Neuroscience
Revolutionizing early neuroscience education and fostering interdisciplinary STEM collaboration
avatar for Victor Eyo

Victor Eyo

Founder, Wegodigiteens
Global changemaker, Leader and Innovator passionate about solving basic human problems leveraging on Tech.
avatar for Shreya Tandon

Shreya Tandon

Founding Member & South & Southeast Asia Regional Leader, American School of Bombay
Passionate about social equity; aspiring to build a career at the intersection of sustainability & business
avatar for Amna Habiba

Amna Habiba

Founder, BloomED Foundation
avatar for Vaishnavi Jaiswal

Vaishnavi Jaiswal

Founder at Salubrious Organisation | Social Entrepreneur | Youth Advocate| Innovator | Author | Public Speaker
avatar for Anne-Rosa Bilal

Anne-Rosa Bilal

Co-founder & Managing Editor for Life Sciences, Youth STEM Matters
Hello! I’m Anne-Rosa and I spend most of my time researching & writing about medical sciences, especially immunology and neuroimmunology. I aspire to help as many people as possible in my life, both in a research and clinical setting, hence, helping young people flourish at the... Read More →
avatar for Laura Gomezjurado González

Laura Gomezjurado González

ASOFI, Global Teen Leader, United Nations Girl Up Advisor, Co-founder & President
I am an International Baccalaureate student and aspiring computer scientist exploring the intersection between Artificial Intelligence (AI), health, equality, and peacebuilding.I strive to lead these efforts in my education and career pursuits through community-building implementations... Read More →
avatar for Charvi Gangwani

Charvi Gangwani

Founder & Chief Executive Director, The Amygdala Forum
Born and raised in Indore, India, Charvi Gangwani is an avid mental health and gender equality advocate, social entrepreneur, and researcher studying at Hollins University. In March 2020, Charvi founded The Amygdala – an organization raising awareness about mental health issues... Read More →
avatar for Kevin Zhu

Kevin Zhu

CEO & Editor-in-Chief, The Incandescent Review


Tuesday September 20, 2022 8:00am - 10:00am EDT
Online

9:00am EDT

(REF 20056)Transformational Strategic Alliances for Positive Change: A new and innovative approach to achieving UN SDGs
Strategic partnerships should aim to become 'transformational' for all parties and achieve the wider societal benefit, addressing UN SDGs. These novel alliances are long-term, multi-faceted, peer-to-peer, and formal, with high inter-organizational commitment and a strong alignment of values.

During this fireside chat, hear from leading practitioners and thought leaders in collaboration as they discuss contemporary issues impacting partnerships for the Global Goals and consider practical elements to make them thrive. They will explain with examples from their own experience of how transformational alliances move beyond the transactional and help to accelerate progress towards achieving an organisation's mission, whether in industry, academia, civil society, or government. They passionately argue that successful partnerships underpin not only achieving the UN SDGs but also the next generation of universities.

Moderator
avatar for Sionade Robinson

Sionade Robinson

Vice-President (Enterprise, Engagement & Employability), City University of London
Sionade is an alumna of City University and formally joined the Faculty of Management in the Bayes (formerly Cass) Business School in 2010, to take up the role of Course Director for the Full Time MBA Programme.Prior to re-starting her academic career, Sionade had worked for many... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Tim Bodley-Scott

Tim Bodley-Scott

Strategic Alliances Director, University College London
Tim Bodley-Scott is a Strategic Alliances Director where he seeks to develop transformational strategic alliances with key industry and academic partners in one of the world’s top-ranked Computer Science departments. In his current role he develops relationships which facilitate access to research and innovation, enhance the experience for students and add value to UCL’s teaching, learning and innovation activities. Recent successes have included negotiating with AWS the set-up... Read More →
avatar for Ersel Oymak

Ersel Oymak

Strategic Alliances Advisor Innovator in Residence, UCL
Ersel Oymak brings in 33 years of international experience at senior ICTindustry roles with focus on co-creation, technological innovation partners,sales, strategic business development, digitisation and verticalization.He is currently Strategic Alliances Advisor and Innovator in... Read More →

Conveners
avatar for Ramin Sedehi

Ramin Sedehi

Founder, Impact Human Learning
Ramin is passionate about closing the gaps between science, education, society, and policymakers to understand the depth and breadth of humanity's challenges. To impact the health of communities, improve educational markers, and, most importantly, uphold democratic values and build... Read More →


Tuesday September 20, 2022 9:00am - 11:00am EDT
Online

9:00am EDT

(REF 20623 - In Person Only) The Future of Funding for Science - A fireside chat with emerging VC fund manager Zoey Dash McKenzie.

This event will take place in New York.

Established venture capital investors will host Zoey Dash McKenzie in a dynamic discussion on the realities of funding scientific innovation. Their conversation will offer insight into the current challenges fund managers face in supporting early-stage research spin-offs; while Zoey will share her thoughts on what can be done to improve the funding landscape.

Currently, there is a significant number of publicly funded research products/solutions that are not available on the market. Despite tremendous progress being made by the scientific community, there remains a variety of factors that often block new startups/research ventures’ from obtaining the necessary funding needed to establish their business model, define their value proposition, and build out other strategic frameworks to make ventures commercially viable and inherently investable.

Zoey Dash McKenzie will offer a fresh perspective on how governments can unlock trillions of dollars in private capital through a policy solution she developed. The "Excess Benefit Exemption" would allow for the categorization of certain social-impact investments to be recognized as a form of charitable donation with unique tax rebate opportunities and incentives.

Speakers
avatar for Zoey Dash McKenzie

Zoey Dash McKenzie

Zoey Dash McKenzie is an entrepreneur, investor and emerging Venture Capital fund manager, advocating for policy changes to unlock trillions of funds for Healthcare and CleanTech innovation. McKenzie is known for her out-of-the-box thinking and structured approaches to business development... Read More →
avatar for Inès Holzbaur

Inès Holzbaur

Inès is co-Founder and Managing Partner of AmorChem. In 2011, with 25 years of experience in life sciences venture capital investing, she contributed significantly to the conception of the fund’s innovative early-stage investment model, as well as to the development of its operationsand... Read More →
avatar for Elizabeth Douville

Elizabeth Douville

Founder and Managing Partner, AmorChem
Elizabeth is Managing Partner at AmorChem, an early-stage venture capital fund in life sciences. As afounder of the fund, she has been instrumental in elaborating the innovative early-stage investment model of AmorChem, in fundraising $90M over two funds, as well as in setting up... Read More →

Conveners
avatar for Lissa Matyas

Lissa Matyas

Vice-President, Global Government Affairs, CIFAR
Lissa is Vice-President of Global Government Affairs at CIFAR. CIFAR is a Canadian-based global research organization, convening extraordinary minds to address the most important questions facing science and humanity. From quantum computing and artificial intelligence to innovation... Read More →
avatar for Michele Weber

Michele Weber

Co-Chair, Science Summit
Michele is an evolutionary biologist with an enthusiasm for modernizing how we do scholarship and spreading appreciation for the beauty of nature. She has twenty years of experience in scientific research, philanthropy and nonprofits. Michele has conducted research on coral reefs... Read More →
avatar for Ramin Sedehi

Ramin Sedehi

Founder, Impact Human Learning
Ramin is passionate about closing the gaps between science, education, society, and policymakers to understand the depth and breadth of humanity's challenges. To impact the health of communities, improve educational markers, and, most importantly, uphold democratic values and build... Read More →



Tuesday September 20, 2022 9:00am - 11:00am EDT
Ropes & Gray https://www.ropesgray.com/en/locations/new-york
  Funding / Finance, Financing

9:00am EDT

(REF 20623 - Online only) The Future of Funding for Science - A fireside chat with emerging VC fund manager Zoey Dash McKenzie.
Established venture capital investors will host Zoey Dash McKenzie in a dynamic discussion on the realities of funding scientific innovation. Their conversation will offer insight on the current challenges fund managers face in supporting early-stage research spin-offs; while Zoey will share her thoughts on what can be done to improve the funding landscape.

Currently, there is a significant number of publicly funded research products/solutions that are not available on the market. Despite tremendous progress being made by the scientific community, there remains a variety of factors that often block new startups/research ventures’ from obtaining the necessary funding needed to establish their business model, define their value proposition, and build out other strategic frameworks to make ventures commercially viable and inherently investable.

Zoey Dash McKenzie will offer a fresh perspective on how governments can unlock trillions of dollars in private capital through a policy solution she developed. The "Excess Benefit Exemption" would allow for the categorization of certain social-impact investments to be recognized as a form of charitable donation with unique tax rebate opportunities and incentives.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Douville

Elizabeth Douville

Founder and Managing Partner, AmorChem
Elizabeth is Managing Partner at AmorChem, an early-stage venture capital fund in life sciences. As afounder of the fund, she has been instrumental in elaborating the innovative early-stage investment model of AmorChem, in fundraising $90M over two funds, as well as in setting up... Read More →
avatar for Zoey Dash McKenzie

Zoey Dash McKenzie

Zoey Dash McKenzie is an entrepreneur, investor and emerging Venture Capital fund manager, advocating for policy changes to unlock trillions of funds for Healthcare and CleanTech innovation. McKenzie is known for her out-of-the-box thinking and structured approaches to business development... Read More →
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Inès Holzbaur

Inès is co-Founder and Managing Partner of AmorChem. In 2011, with 25 years of experience in life sciences venture capital investing, she contributed significantly to the conception of the fund’s innovative early-stage investment model, as well as to the development of its operationsand... Read More →

Conveners
avatar for Lissa Matyas

Lissa Matyas

Vice-President, Global Government Affairs, CIFAR
Lissa is Vice-President of Global Government Affairs at CIFAR. CIFAR is a Canadian-based global research organization, convening extraordinary minds to address the most important questions facing science and humanity. From quantum computing and artificial intelligence to innovation... Read More →
avatar for Ramin Sedehi

Ramin Sedehi

Founder, Impact Human Learning
Ramin is passionate about closing the gaps between science, education, society, and policymakers to understand the depth and breadth of humanity's challenges. To impact the health of communities, improve educational markers, and, most importantly, uphold democratic values and build... Read More →


Tuesday September 20, 2022 9:00am - 11:00am EDT
Online

9:00am EDT

(REF 20057) Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS) and Health - Convened by the University of the Free State, South Africa
Indigenous Knowledge (IK) is defined as the cumulative body of intellectual resources, strategies, practices, techniques, tools, explanations, beliefs, and values accumulated over time in a particular community. It is sometimes seen in opposition to the international knowledge system also called Western Knowledge System (WKS).

Indigenous Knowledge Systems (IKS) are not confined to the material sphere but often interconnect with spiritual and other non-material realms of existence. It manifests itself in areas ranging from cultural and religious practices to agricultural practices and health care interventions. IK has long been ignored or marginalized by western Knowledge System (WKS) in the search for sustainable solutions to developmental challenges including mitigating the challenges of health equity and public health.

The IKS-based healthcare systems are commonly referred to as traditional medicine or traditional health practices based on the communities where they are practised. They include medication therapies that involve the use of herbs, animal parts, and/or minerals and non-medication therapies as in the case of acupuncture, chiropractic and spiritual therapies. IKS-based healthcare services use a holistic approach in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases as they consider the physiological, psychological, spiritual, economic, environmental, and sociological aspects of health. This is in line with the WHO definition of “health” which states that “health is a state of complete physical, mental, social well-being and the ability to lead a socially and economic daily productive life, not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”.

According to WHO, traditional medicine is the sum total of the knowledge, skill, and practices based on the theories, beliefs, and experiences indigenous to different cultures, whether explicable or not, used in the maintenance of health, as well as in the prevention, diagnosis, improvement or treatment of physical and mental illness. Examples of traditional medicines are Ayurveda treatment by Asians, Homeopathy by Germans, Kampo medicine by Japanese and Naturopathy by Europeans.

Traditional medicine (TM) is due to a revival. For millennia, people around the world have prevented and healed the sick using herbal, animal and mineral-derived remedies, handed down through generations. In Africa and Asia, nearly 80 % of the population refer to traditional medicine for primary healthcare. And in developed nations, TM is rapidly gaining appeal. Estimates suggest up to 80 % of the population has tried a therapy such as acupuncture or homeopathy. And a survey conducted earlier this year found that 74 % of US medical students believe that Western medicine would benefit by integrating traditional or alternative therapies and practices.

The herbal medicine industry is worth big money. The global herbal medicine market size reached USD 185.86 billion in 2020The market valuation is set to rise from USD 203.03 billion in 2021 to USD 430.05 billion in 2028 at a CAGR of 11.32% during the projected period. The market growth and rising product demand are attributable to increasing health consciousness among consumers. Individuals are not only consuming healthier foods but also switching to cosmetics and personal care products with natural ingredients. These factors are responsible for the rise of herbal medicines worldwide.

For instance, the use of over-the-counter herbal products has since become popular with an estimated 12% of the world population using them for primary health. According to the BCC Research market research report published in 2017, the use of over-the-counter herbal products has resulted in a global market of USD 59.45 billion in 2017 with this market projected to increase to USD 104.78 billion by 2026 at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 6.5%. This increase is attributable to the public and scientific community’s increased awareness and interest in medicinal plants use as primary health care first choices. The WHO has played leadership by producing strategies and guidelines to its Member Countries on the scientific models for traditional medicines [20], to meet the regulatory standards of safety, efficacy and quality and play a pivotal role in the growth and development of the economies of countries.

To date, in some parts of the world, the majority of the population continues to rely on their own traditional medicine to meet their primary health care needs. Among others, the most widely used traditional medicine systems today include those of China, India, and Africa.

In this session: Traditional medicines used across the world, traditional medical practices for the prevention and treatment of various diseases, Integration of traditional medicine with modern technology and the market of traditional medicines. The role and participation of indigenous medical knowledge holders’ in health care as well as their contribution to universal health coverage will be discussed. The matter of intellectual property issues, beneficiation of knowledge holders' contributions in the formal pharma economies and overall secondary economies will be touched on and will be presented.

This session will attract a number of international experts, economists, lawyers, researchers, policymakers and the pharmaceutical industry to mention a few that will contribute to this session. At the end of this session recommendations to the UN, the EU and AU shall be made and presented for adoption. We all want to see you there in person or virtually to be part of this ground-breaking and decision-making gathering. Come and make history. Be part of the 40 000 participants and 2000 speakers of the science forum and contribute to the IKS Session on Inclusive Science

We are proud to bring IKS Health as part of the High-level meetings will be scheduled between scientists, traditional health practitioners and representatives from the development finance community, including the World Bank, the IMF, the International Finance Corporation, and other Development Banks, to explore new avenues for funding science in developing nations, including science capacity building and related data infrastructures;

This session will bring renowned experts in the field of IKS health on research, policy and IKS from Asia, Africa and South America to speak.

Speakers
avatar for Ossy KASILO

Ossy KASILO

Regional Adviser Traditional Medicine, World Health Organization
Designation: is Regional Adviser for Traditional Medicine at the WHO Regional Office for Africa (WHO/AFRO).Biography: Kasilo holds master’s degree in Clinical Pharmacy and a PhD in Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology. She is an expert in Traditional medicine and Research and responsible... Read More →
avatar for Xuekai Zhang

Xuekai Zhang

Director, US Center for Chinese Medicine (USCCM) by BUCM
Diplomate in Oriental Medicine of NCCAOM, Licensed Acupuncturist in USCCM.Director of USCCM. Associate Chief Physician of integrative Neurology, Attending Physician of integrative Neurology and Resident Physician of integrative Neurology.
avatar for Sri Fatmawati

Sri Fatmawati

President, Indonesian Young Academy of Sciences (ALMI)
Sri Fatmawati, PhD is President of the Indonesian Young Academy of Sciences (ALMI). Her contribution as a women researcher brings her to be appointed as Chair of Organization for Women in Science for The Developing World (OWSD) Indonesia since 2018. In 2022, she was elected as an... Read More →
avatar for Pulok Mukherjee

Pulok Mukherjee

Director, Institute of Bioresources and Sustainable Development
Prof. Pulok K. Mukherjee FRSC, FNAAS, FNASc, FAScTDirectorInstitute of Bioresources and Sustainable Development (IBSD)Takyelpat, Imphal 795001, India &Professor (On lien),Department of Pharmaceutical Technology
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Hlupheka Chabalala

Director, Department of Science and Innovation
Dr Chabalala is the current National Director of the Indigenous Knowledge-Based Technology Innovation Unit of the South African Department of Science and Technology. He is a Medical Natural Scientist with special interest in research, development and innovation of African Natural... Read More →
avatar for Fernão Castro Braga

Fernão Castro Braga

Professor, Fernão C. Braga Faculty of Pharmacy, Federal University of Minas Gerais Brazil
Fernão C. BragaFaculty of Pharmacy, Federal University of Minas GeraisBrazil
avatar for Minke  Tang

Minke Tang

Professor, Beijing University of Chinese Medicines
Minke Tang, Ph.D.,Professor of PharmacologySchool of PharmacyBeijing University of Chinese Medicine

Conveners
avatar for Motlalepula Matsabisa

Motlalepula Matsabisa

Professor and Pharmacology IKS Research Director, Faculty Health Sciences, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa
Professor of Pharmacology at University of the Free State in Bloemfontein South Africa.  I have a special interest in the pharmacology and science of medicinal plants. I have interest in drug discovery, drug development, clinical trials, pharmaceutical development.  I am chairperson... Read More →



Tuesday September 20, 2022 9:00am - 11:00am EDT
Hybrid

9:00am EDT

(REF 20062 - Hybrid) EU Missions supported by Global Collaboration - Convened by the European Commission
HYBRID SESSION: This session will be held online and physically in New York. 

To attend physically please register using the form above. Details:

Venue: Flanders House New York
The New York Times Building
620 Eighth Avenue, 38th Floor
New York, NY 10018
(link here: https://www.flandersintheusa.org/contact-us)

For participants attending the event in person, please make sure to bring an ID piece on site and to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the event (i.e. no later than 08:45).

Online registration is also available by registering here



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The five EU Missions, which were launched in September 2021, are a new way to bring concrete solutions to some of our most significant challenges, with ambitious goals to deliver results by 2030.

The EU Missions are grounded in research and innovation and support EU Commission priorities such as the European Green Deal, Europe fit for the Digital Age, Beating Cancer and the New European Bauhaus, providing directionality to EU policies and supporting the green and digital transitions.

A rich co-creation process has informed the design and formulation of the EU Missions involving the EU Member States and Associated countries and stakeholders. Citizens have also been deeply involved in the design process, as they will be throughout the implementation and delivery phases.

The EU Missions are strongly supported by the EU Member States and Associated countries at national, regional and local levels and have attracted interest from many other countries as setting an example in innovative public policy making.

Now that the EU Missions are fully underway, the intention is to develop their international profile, reflecting the global nature of the challenges that are being addressed and helping to ensure that impacts are felt at the same scale.

EU Mission will contribute significantly towards the SDGs, notably 3,6,7,11,12,13,14,15.
 
Objectives of the Session:
The session will:
  • explain and promote the EU Missions to a global audience, benefitting from the branding and promotion of the SSUNGA77
  • highlight the contributions that the EU Missions will make towards the SDGs, especially in the context of the SSUNGA 77
  • establish a dialogue between the EU Missions and potential actors and organisations, which might lead to future international cooperation
The session should target potential connections to the development community and related funding sources.

In line with the overall aims of the SSUNGA 77, the session should also try to bring out what enabling policy, regulatory and financial environments are needed for global scientific collaborations across continents, nations and themes.

Attention should also be given to the role and contribution of science and science collaborations to attaining the UN SDGs, Agenda 2030, Local2030 and the UN Summit of the Future in 2023. Other themes which may be covered include how research infrastructures work as a driver for international cooperation and promote awareness of data-enabled science and related capacities and infrastructures.


The session will be held at the Flanders House,  620 8th Ave 38th Fl, New York and online

08:30 Coffee and welcome in New York Opening words of welcome:
John Baekelmans Science Counsellor, Flanders Investment & Trade (FIT)Flanders Investment & Trade (FIT)

09:00 Start of Online Broadcast
Introduction to the EU Missions concept
Julien Guerrier Director of DG R&I - Common Policy Centre, European Commission

09:20 EU Missions development in the context of the Global Approach to Research and Innovation
Cristina Russo Director of DG Research and Innovation - Global Approach & International Cooperation in R&I, European Commission

09:40 Soil Deal for Europe Mission
Kerstin Rosenow Acting Mission Manager for EU’s Soil Deal for Europe Mission, Head of the Research and Innovation Unit, DG AGRI-European Commission
Ronald Vargas FAO, Secretary of the Global Soil Partnership
Mateusz Ciasnocha Mission Board Member for EU’s Soil Deal for Europe Mission, Regenerative farmer and CEO of the European Carbon Farmers

10:20 Ocean and Waters Mission
Kestutis Sadauskas, Mission Manager – Ocean and Waters Mission, DG MARE, European Commission
Pascal Lamy Mission Board Chair, EU Ocean and Waters Mission
Vladimir Ryabinin Executive Secretary IOC-UNESCO

11:00 Adaptation to Climate Change Mission
Philippe Tulkens Deputy Mission Manager, EU Mission Adaptation to Climate Change
Hein Pieper Mission Board Member for EU Mission Adaptation to Climate Change

Speakers
avatar for Philippe Tulkens

Philippe Tulkens

Head of Unit “Climate and Planetary Boundaries” Healthy Planet Directorate, Directorate General for Research and Innovation European Commission
Since 2021 Philippe Tulkens is appointed Head of Unit ‘Climate and Planetary Boundaries’ in the Research and Innovation Directorate General of the European Commission. The Unit co-programs EU R&I activities in the areas of climate change, biodiversity, nature-based solutions-and... Read More →
avatar for Pascal Lamy

Pascal Lamy

Chair, Mission Board, EU Ocean and Waters Mission
From September 2005 to August 2013, Pascal Lamy served for two consecutive terms as General Director- of the World Trade Organization (WTO). A committed European and member of the French Socialist party, he was Chief of Staff for the President of the European Commission, Jacques Delors... Read More →
avatar for Vladimir Ryabinin

Vladimir Ryabinin

Executive Secretary, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO
Dr Vladimir Ryabinin is the Executive Secretary of the IOC, the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO, and Assistant Director-General of UNESCO.He is an oceanographer, marine engineer, meteorologist, and climatologist. He originated several mathematical models for the... Read More →
avatar for Hein Pieper

Hein Pieper

Mission Board Member, EU Mission Adaptation to Climate Change
Drs. H.Th.M. (Hein) Pieper is dijkgraaf [chair] of the Water authority Rijn en Ijssel since 2011 and president of the European Union of Water Management Associations (EUWMA).He has been vice-chairman of the Unie van Waterschappen [Dutch Water Authorities] from 2015 to 2021 and expert in the Horizon Mission Board, advising the European Commission on climate adaptation and social transformation (2019-2021).In 2018 he started the Internationale Blue deal. The Blue Deal is the implementation program of Dutch Water Authorities (DWA). The Blue D... Read More →
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Mateusz Ciasnoch

Head of International Affairs, Ciasnocha Family Farms
Mateusz Ciasnocha – is an active third-generation regenerative farmer, involved in a 700ha family farm business operating in northern Poland (https://www.arc2020.eu/letter-from-the-farm-welcome-to- ciasnocha-family-farm/ & https://www.arc2020.eu/letter-from-the-farm-a-year-in... Read More →
avatar for Maria Cristina Russo

Maria Cristina Russo

Director for Global Approach & International Cooperation in Research & Innovation, European Commission
Maria Cristina Russo is Director for Global Approach & International Cooperation in R&I in DG Research and Innovation with responsibility for developing and implementing the EU international strategy for international cooperation in research and innovation and the international dimension... Read More →
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Julien GUERRIER,

Director of the Common Policy Centre, European Commission’s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation 
Julien Guerrier has been working for more than 25 years at the European Commission, mainly on industrial and research policy, international trade negotiations and corporate management issues.He is currently in charge of the Directorate developing the overall policy for the EU funding... Read More →
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Kerstin Rosenow

European Commission
Kerstin Rosenow is Head of Unit ‘Research & Innovation’ in DG AGRI, European Commission where she is responsible for agricultural research under EU research programmes. Her unit provides the secretariat for the Horizon Europe R&I Mission” A Soil Deal for Europe”. Previously... Read More →
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Ronald Vargas

FAO
Ronald is a soil scientist with over 20 years of working experience in natural resources management with a focus on sustainable soil management for food security and ecosystem services. He joined FAO in 2011 as a Land and Water Officer and is the Secretary of the Global Soil Partnership... Read More →
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John Baekelmans

Science & Technology Attaché, Flemish Mission to the UN
John Baekelmans is Science & Technology Attaché with a primary focus on health & lifesciences. He leads trade projects supporting Flemish companies expanding into theAmericas and drives foreign direct investments of American companies into Flanders,Belgium.Before Flanders Investment... Read More →


Tuesday September 20, 2022 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Hybrid
  Policy / Regulation, Collaboratiion
  • Co-Organizer 2 Flanders House, NYC
  • In-person Address Flanders House, 620 8th Ave 38th Fl, New York

9:00am EDT

(REF 20063) Nigeria Science and Innovation: reaching the SDGs
Conveners
avatar for Olayinka Fagbemiro

Olayinka Fagbemiro

Chief Scientific Officer, National Space Research & Development Agency
Olayinka Fagbemiro is a Space Scientist with a 15-year experience working with the Nigerian Space Agency. Her career at the Space Agency has spanned over a period of 15 years where she has been directly involved with Policy, Research and Planning, Data Management, project management... Read More →


Tuesday September 20, 2022 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Online

10:00am EDT

(REF 20065) Reverse the Red: mobilizing national networks to catalyze species conservation - Convened by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Species Survival Commission
Reverse the Red is a global movement to unite tools and promote partnerships that catalyze species conservation and support countries in delivering Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD) post 2020 targets. This umbrella initiative aims to help lead strategic biodiversity conservation and provide critical leadership and support at national level to coordinate expertise within countries.

Reverse the Red calls us to imagine, and then create, a world where governments, academia, civil society, zoos, aquariums and botanic gardens, universities and local communities work together within each country under a united strategy, using their unique skills, resources and efforts to scale-up, measure and sustain our collective ability to save species, now and into the future.

A key component to the success of Reverse the Red is for leading conservation organizations within each region and country to join the movement as Centers for Species Survival. These Centers act as catalyzers, working with the IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) and other partners to understand the key networks, stakeholders and conservation efforts that are (or could be) underway in the country to identify priority gaps and ensure efforts are connected effectively and have access to the necessary tools and resources needed to maximize impact.

Another important element that would allow us to mobilize national networks and work together to reverse the negative trends shown on IUCN Red Lists are the SSC National Species Specialist Groups. Through this model, we are convening a broad range of biodiversity experts to form new, diverse, cross-taxa groups of volunteers at the national level to support governments and facilitate science-based decision making in assessments, planning and action.

During this session we will explore both models: Centers for Species Survival and SSC National Species Specialists Groups to demonstrate that through clear, creative target setting, ambitious capacity building and increased collaborative action, we can reverse the negative trends in biodiversity loss.

Reverse the Red

Speakers
avatar for Jon Paul Rodriguez

Jon Paul Rodriguez

Chair, IUCN Species Survival Commission
The IUCN Species Survival Chair Dr Jon Paul Rodrfguez is Professor at the Center for Ecology of the Venezuelan Institute for Scientific Investigations (lnstituto Venezolano de lnvestigaciones Cientfficas - IVIC), and founder, past Board Member (1987-2001, 2009-2012) and President... Read More →
avatar for Nahomy De Andrade

Nahomy De Andrade

Executive Director, IUCN Species Survival Commission

Conveners
avatar for Nahomy De Andrade

Nahomy De Andrade

Executive Director, IUCN Species Survival Commission


Tuesday September 20, 2022 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Online

10:00am EDT

(REF 20439) Allies, Advocates, and Partners: Communicating Social and Environmental Issues Effectively
Recording: Allies, Advocates, and Partners Communicating Social and Environmental Issues Effectively

Recordings: Japan-related playlist

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How do we engage and inspire policy makers, the media, and our global population to understand and act on the pressing need for change on complex, pressing social and environmental issues like climate change and social inequality? How do we build trust in facts and data and inspire others to embrace discomfort and redesign our systems, societies (and comfort zones) so we can survive together? How can we tell stories that are more inspiring and engaging than fake news, are authentic, strategic, and create real impact with audiences we need to reach?

Awareness of social and environmental issues among decision-makers and the general public has escalated in recent years. It’s central to an organization’s reputation and many political platforms, pressing issues like ecosystem collapse, climate change, food and energy insecurity and social inequality threaten our collective prosperity, safety, and survival. Now is the time to make the most of opportunities to communicate effectively and engage those who can create change with facts, figures, and real solutions based on science and research. Whoever tells the best story wins—wins the attention, energy and potentially action of key audiences. The science and research community needs to get better at telling stories in order to save the world.

Leadership mentor, teacher, and sustainability expert Betsy Reed will speak on the importance of engaging allies, advocates, and partners in the community. She will be interviewed by Heather Young, vice-president of communications at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST).

There is now doubt that consulting with stakeholders shows good governance, transparency, a commitment to meaningful two-way communications, and a recognition that your stakeholders can contribute to future changed, which directly or indirectly affect them. Why don’t so many people engage in this way? How can this work be done in a meaningful way—and, also, in a practical way?

Using allies, advocates, and partners can help us build reputation and legitimacy, keep us accountable, and ensure we’re not creating risk by greenwashing or purpose-washing. They can also engage stakeholders we would never be able to reach on our own, add perspective that enriches our overall understanding of uses and subsequent communications approach, add capacity, and create more of a buzz by presenting and unusual or unexpected alliance.

Moderator
avatar for Heather Young

Heather Young

Vice President, Communications and Public Relation, OIST - Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology
Heather Young is a seasoned and purpose-driven communications professional. With 15+ years of experience in the field, her expertise spans corporate communications, public relations (PR), media relations, community relations, crisis communications, social impact, social responsibilities... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Betsy Reed

Betsy Reed

Leadership Mentor, Sustainability Advisor
Betsy Reed is a leadership mentor, teacher, sustainability advisor, author, speaker and host of The Discomfort Practice podcast. She has spent the entirety of her career focused on social and environmental issues, following a background spent in activism and community organising in... Read More →



Tuesday September 20, 2022 10:00am - 11:30am EDT
Online
  Collaboration, Communication

11:00am EDT

(REF 20055 - In Person Only) Fireside Chat - Being Sustainable in the Digital Age: The Challenge for Institutions

This event will take place in New York.

As digital technologies become ever-more pervasive, so does their power to both help solve and further exacerbate our urgent sustainability challenges. How can large institutions – governments, corporations, higher education – deploy their resources to align their operations with the change, transparency, and equity that citizen-voters are calling for across our warming, storming globe?

Graham Carr, President of Montreal’s Concordia University, and Rémi Quirion, Quebec’s Chief Scientist, CEO of the Fonds de Recherche du Québec (FRQ), and President of the International Network for Government Science Advice will discuss the role large research and teaching institutions can play to accelerate the transition.

Speakers
avatar for Rémi Quirion

Rémi Quirion

Quebec Chief Scientist, CEO of the Fonds de Recherche du Québec (FRQ) & President INGSA
Professor Rémi Quirion is the inaugural Chief Scientist of Quebec since July 2011 (reappointed twice by different governments; longest serving Chief Scientist in the world). Elected President of the International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA) in 2021 (over 6,000 members... Read More →
avatar for Graham Carr

Graham Carr

President & Vice Chancellor, Concordia University
Graham Carr is President and Vice-Chancellor of Concordia University. Ranked as thetop North American University under 50 years old, Concordia’s two Montreal campusesare home to 50,000 students from more than 150 countries.Graham’s previous leadership positions at Concordia include... Read More →

Conveners
avatar for Ramin Sedehi

Ramin Sedehi

Founder, Impact Human Learning
Ramin is passionate about closing the gaps between science, education, society, and policymakers to understand the depth and breadth of humanity's challenges. To impact the health of communities, improve educational markers, and, most importantly, uphold democratic values and build... Read More →



Tuesday September 20, 2022 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Ropes & Gray https://www.ropesgray.com/en/locations/new-york
  Collaboration, Education

11:00am EDT

(REF 20055 - Online Only) Fireside Chat - Being Sustainable in the Digital Age: The Challenge for Institutions
As digital technologies become ever-more pervasive, so does their power to both help solve and further exacerbate our urgent sustainability challenges. How can large institutions – governments, corporations, higher education – deploy their resources to align their operations with the change, transparency, and equity that citizen-voters are calling for across our warming, storming globe?

Graham Carr, President of Montreal’s Concordia University, and Rémi Quirion, Quebec’s Chief Scientist, CEO of the Fonds de Recherche du Québec (FRQ), and President of the International Network for Government Science Advice will discuss the role large research and teaching institutions can play to accelerate the transition.

Moderator
avatar for Graham Carr

Graham Carr

President & Vice Chancellor, Concordia University
Graham Carr is President and Vice-Chancellor of Concordia University. Ranked as thetop North American University under 50 years old, Concordia’s two Montreal campusesare home to 50,000 students from more than 150 countries.Graham’s previous leadership positions at Concordia include... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Rémi Quirion

Rémi Quirion

Quebec Chief Scientist, CEO of the Fonds de Recherche du Québec (FRQ) & President INGSA
Professor Rémi Quirion is the inaugural Chief Scientist of Quebec since July 2011 (reappointed twice by different governments; longest serving Chief Scientist in the world). Elected President of the International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA) in 2021 (over 6,000 members... Read More →

Conveners
avatar for Ramin Sedehi

Ramin Sedehi

Founder, Impact Human Learning
Ramin is passionate about closing the gaps between science, education, society, and policymakers to understand the depth and breadth of humanity's challenges. To impact the health of communities, improve educational markers, and, most importantly, uphold democratic values and build... Read More →


Tuesday September 20, 2022 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Online

11:00am EDT

(REF 20084) Earth4All: Five extraordinary turnarounds for prosperity on a healthy planet - Co-hosted by the Mission of Spain to the UN, the Mission of Costa Rica to the UN and the Earth4All initiative .
Live-event at the Instituto Cervantes and online streaming | 211 E 49th St, New York, NY 10017 . For more info, contact lmiggiano@clubofrome.org or lbelly@clubofrome.org .

Some seats are still avalable to attend the event in person! Please email lbelly@clubofrome.org . To register to the online session, please get the general admission ticket for the entire Science Summit accessible from the home page at the "Tickets" tab and then add this session to your schedule.


SUMMARY OF THE EVENT
50 years ago, The Limits to Growth report warned that exponential growth would have devastating consequences for humanity. Humanity is now beginning to feel the impacts. The next fifty years are critical for humanity. Scientists are warning that dangerous tipping points are closer than we once thought. The most important question is this: How can the world achieve well-being for all within planetary boundaries?

The session - co-hosted by the Missions of Spain and Costa Rica, together with the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, the Stockholm Resilience Centre, Norwegian Business School, The Club of Rome - is divided in 2 parts at the interface between science and policy:
  • 11am-12pm - FINDINGS - Leading scientists and economic thinkers will discuss the findings of a 2-year research project – convened by the Stockholm Resilience Centre, the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, the Norwegian Business School, and the Club of Rome - to be published in September 2022 (Earth for All: A Survival Guide for Humanity — Earth4All). Earth4All is a unique international initiative that brings together leading thinkers and system dynamic modellers to explore global scenarios that provide wellbeing for all within planetary boundaries. We need no less than 5 extraordinary turnarounds (poverty, inequality, women's empowerment, food and energy system) in the coming decade to accelerate the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. 
  • 12pm - 1pm - POLICY DIALOGUE - Leading policy-makers and leaders will discuss what are the concrete actions governments and our societies must take in the coming weeks and months to upgrade our economic systems and transform our societies to ensure well-being for all within planetary boundaries. We will look at international processes such as UNFCCC COPs, G20s, the UN Summit for the Future, and national transformations, with a specific reference to transition towards wellbeing economies.

Speakers [11am-12pm]

  • Sandrine Dixson Declève, Co-President of the Club of Rome
  • Jayati Ghosh, Professor at the College of Social and Behavioural Sciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Owen Gaffney, Stockholm Resilience Centre
  • Per Espen Stoknes, Director of Centre for Green Growth at the Norwegian Business School

Speakers [12am-1pm]
  • Teresa Ribera, Deputy Prime Minister for the Ecological Transition, Government of Spain
  • Dr. Yasmine Fouad, Minister of Environment of the Arab Republic of Egypt, COP 27 Envoy and Ministerial Coordinator
  • Christian Guillermet Fernández, Vice-minister of Multilateral Affairs, Government of Costa Rica
  • Johan Rockström, President, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
  • Michèle Griffin, Director, Common Agenda Team, Office of the UN Secretary-General  
  • H.E. Mr. Pisas, Prime Minister of Curacao
  • H.E. Ms. Jacobs, Prime Minister of Sint-Maarten
  • Hosted by Sandrine Dixson-Decleve, Co-President of the Club of Rome 

Note on the Earth4All research
Findings are based on existing (economic and planetary boundaries) literature, modelled by Earth4All, a system dynamics computer model to study the dynamics of human wellbeing on finite planet Earth this century. The model is designed primarily to generate internally consistent scenarios for population, poverty, GDP, inequality, food, and energy, and other relevant variables from 1980 to 2100 and to see how they evolve in concert. More info here. The ambition is to identify policies that increase the likelihood of a future that combines high well-being for the global majority with thriving nature keeping Earth within planetary boundaries. Findings focused on two alternative scenarios – Too Little Too Late and the Giant Leap – and what they mean for our collective future, and propose five extraordinary turnarounds and 15 system change policies to be implemented in the next decade, and 3 system change levers to transform our societies to wellbeing societies.

Expected outcomes

  • The outcomes of a 2-year international research project are presented to the scientific and policy communities, discussed, and contribute to the success of UNGA.
  • We have a meaningful reflection on the extraordinary shifts we need to promote in our societies and economies in order to secure wellbeing for all within planetary boundaries.
  • We have a meaningful high-level conversation on the policy options we have in front of us in the next decade to accelerate economic system change.  

Speakers
avatar for Michele Griffin

Michele Griffin

Director, Common Agenda Team, Office of the UN Secretary-General
Ms. Michèle Griffin has served for more than two decades at the United Nations, most recently as a senior policy advisor and director of policy planning for successive Secretaries-General. In this capacity she has led on such signature initiatives as the Summit of the Future, the... Read More →
avatar for Sharan Burrow

Sharan Burrow

General Secretary,, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)
  Sharan Burrow was elected General Secretary of the ITUC at its Second World Congress in Vancouver, June 2010. Prior to this, she held the position of ITUC President since its Founding Congress in Vienna (November 2006) and the position of ICFTU President since its 18th World Congress... Read More →
avatar for Sandrine Dixson-Declève

Sandrine Dixson-Declève

Co-President of, The Club of Rome
avatar for Per Espen Stoknes

Per Espen Stoknes

Ass.Prof, Norwegian Business School
Per Espen Stoknes is a TED Global speaker, a psychologist with PhD in economics, and serves as the director of Centre for Sustainability and Energy at the Norwegian Business School in Oslo. An experienced foresight facilitator and academic, he’s also serial entrepreneur, including... Read More →
avatar for Owen Gaffney

Owen Gaffney

Analyst, Stockholm Resilience Centre 
Owen Gaffney is a global sustainability analyst and writer and head of media at the Stockholm Resilience Centre, and analyst and policy advisor at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in BerlinFor almost two decades Gaffney has been involved in Earth system science research... Read More →
avatar for Jayati Ghosh

Jayati Ghosh

Professor, College of Social and Behavioural Sciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst 
Jayati Ghosh taught economics at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, for nearly 35 years, and since January 2021, she has been Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA. She has authored and/or edited 20 books and more than 200 scholarly articles and... Read More →
avatar for Teresa Ribera

Teresa Ribera

Government of Spain , Vice-President and Minister for Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge
 Teresa Ribera Rodríguez is a Spanish jurist, university professor, and politician who has served as the Minister for the Ecological Transition of Spain since 2018. In 2020, she was appointed Fourth Deputy Prime Minister and in 2021 she was promoted to Third Deputy Prime Minister... Read More →
avatar for Yasmine Fouad

Yasmine Fouad

Arab Republic of Egypt, Minister of Environment, COP 27 Envoy and Ministerial Coordinator
Dr. Yasmine Fouad was appointed Minister of Environment of the Arab Republic of Egypt on 18 June 2018. She was previously Assistant Minister of Environment since 2014.Dr. Fouad holds a MSc in Environmental Science and a PhD in Political Science - Euro Mediterranean Studies. She has... Read More →
avatar for Christian Guillermet Fernández

Christian Guillermet Fernández

Vice-minister of Multilateral Affairs, Costa Rica
He has been a Foreign Service Officer since 1998. He has ample experience in multilateral affairs. He also has studies in Law and International Relations.Most recently, Mr. Guillermet-Fernández was the Deputy Permanent Representative at the Permanent Mission of Costa Rica to the... Read More →
avatar for Johan Rockström

Johan Rockström

President, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
Johan Rockström is an internationally recognized scientist on global sustainability issues. He led the development of the Planetary Boundaries framework for human development in the current era of rapid global change. He is a leading scientist on global water resources, with more... Read More →

Conveners
avatar for Luca Miggiano

Luca Miggiano

Campaign Lead, Earth4All
Senior manager. Campaign Leader at Earth4All. Earth4All is an international initiative to accelerate the systems-changes we need for an equitable future on a finite planet. We are focused on rethinking capitalism and moving beyond GDP for a safe, secure and prosperous future in the... Read More →




Tuesday September 20, 2022 11:00am - 1:00pm EDT
Hybrid
  Collaboration, Policy
  • Co-Organizer 2 Instituto Cervantes, 211 E 49th St, New York, NY 10017

11:00am EDT

(REF 20070) Perspectives from Emerging Leaders in the Global South: Building science advisory & diplomacy capacity to address the SDGs
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National and international institutions striving to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) could benefit from a more proactive approach to strengthen the science policy/science diplomacy interface in government by training and empowering early career researchers (ECRs) in the provision of science advice to support evidence-based policies. Science technology and policy fellowship programs can provide a diverse and inclusive learning space for ECRs who are motivated to gain the skills needed to use their scientific expertise beyond academia to help inform decision makers for the benefit of society. This session brings together a group of ECRs from LAC participating in the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI) Science, Technology and Policy (STeP) Fellowship Program. Each panelist will share their experience mobilizing their scientific expertise from diverse fields towards the common goal of increasing sustainability in the Americas and addressing the SDGs.
 
IAI - STeP is an innovative program in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), seeking to place local ECR scientists (Fellows) in public or private host organizations to research, inform and provide advice to decision-makers on global environmental change and national sustainable development issues. Since 2020, the IAI STeP program has more than doubled, working with almost 50 fellows from 11 countries. In this session, early career Fellows from Jamaica,  Brazil, and Panama, will share lessons learned and discuss with the audience the global application of their experiences.
 
The session will begin with an introduction on building human and institutional capacity, using an Inter-American fellowship program as a mechanism to establish and nurture an international network of peers and enhance the significance of science advice, diplomacy, leadership, and communication skills. The moderator will use a Q&A format to foster dialogue with the audience based on the personal/professional experience shared by the panelists. Proposed questions: 
  • Who are the most important allies/stakeholders/new and unusual partners in your work? 
  • What kind of skills do emerging leaders need to stay ahead of the curve and adapt to the rapid change around us? 
  • In addition to capacity building fellowship programs, what other mechanisms could be used to effectively address common sustainability challenges?
 
The goal of the session is to share lessons learned from different cultures and Science Technology and Innovation ecosystems to discuss the challenges and opportunities for emerging leaders engaged at the science-policy interface to inform the implementation of the SDGs. 

Speakers
avatar for Marcella Ohira

Marcella Ohira

Deputy Executive Director, Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research
Marcella Ohira is the Deputy Executive Director and Director for Capacity Building at the Inter- American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI). She has a Master of Arts degree in International Relations, International Economics, and Science, Technology, and the Environment from... Read More →
avatar for Anne Teresa Birthwright

Anne Teresa Birthwright

STeP Fellow, IAI
Anne-Teresa holds a PhD in Geography from the University of the West Indies, Mona. She has an interest in action-oriented research where solutions are developed to reduce vulnerability, shape policy, and encourage sustainable livelihoods. She has worked with various local and regional... Read More →
avatar for Rosario Quintero

Rosario Quintero

Investigadora, SENACYT
Rosario has a BA in International Business, graduated from the Universidad Católica Santa María Antigua of Panama, in 2009. Postgraduate in Strategic Administration and Business Management in 2012 and an MBA in Evaluation of Development Projects at the Universidad Latinoamericana... Read More →
avatar for Larisse Faroni Perez

Larisse Faroni Perez

BPBES & IAI STeP Fellow, Brazilian Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
Larisse is committed to helping others and the planet with nature-based solutions to inspire people to find creative approaches and the interface between science and decision-making processes for a regenerative, equitable and sustainable future. She holds a BSc degree in Biology... Read More →

Conveners
avatar for Kim Portmess

Kim Portmess

Program Manager, Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research
Kim Portmess leads the Science, Technology and Policy (STeP) Fellowship Program of the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI).  STeP  is an innovative landmark program of the IAI to enhance human and institutional capacities in IAI member countries and to support... Read More →


Tuesday September 20, 2022 11:00am - 1:00pm EDT
Online

12:30pm EDT

VIP Lunch with Concordia University (by Invitation)
Tuesday September 20, 2022 12:30pm - 2:00pm EDT

2:00pm EDT

(REF 20071) Chronic diseases in underserved populations: asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and other respiratory diseases
It is a great pleasure for us to join Science Summit at UNG Assembly (UNGA77), it is an excellent oportunity to share our work about non-communicable chronic respiratory illnesses, specially focused on asthma, breathlessness and air pollution, We will also introduce chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
It is estimated that asthma affects 340 million people around the world (higher than WHO Fact Sheet due to improved data collection). It is the most common non-communicable disease in children. There are 1000 asthma deaths a day (Global Asthma Report).
Whilst asthma is not preventable, we are beginning to understand some of the causes - including children's exposure to air pollution. However, it is definitely treatable - the treatments have been available in high income countries for 30 years and the triggers of asthma attacks are also well known to scientists. So why aren't we doing better?
Poverty, poor nutrition, barriers to access professional care, adequate treatment as well as exposure to toxic substances in the environment are some of the factors that need to be changed to find long term solutions.
We developed - through IPCRG (International Primary Care Respiratory Group), Asthma Right Care and GANOA - a multidisciplinary group of professional that are moving toward a social, professional and politic change. Come and listen and join our movement for change!

Our movement
Asthma Right Care with many tools and practical resources for people with asthma and health care professionals in multiple languages: www.ipcrg.org/asthmarightcare

Some basic facts and figures:
Global Asthma Report: http://globalasthmareport.org/
WHO Fact Sheet https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/asthma
Lancet Global Burden of Disease summary https://www.thelancet.com/pb-assets/Lancet/gbd/summaries/diseases/asthma.pdf (2019 data published 2020): showing average global prevalence of 3.4% (hiding significant variation).



Moderator
avatar for Javiera Inés Corbalán Pössel

Javiera Inés Corbalán Pössel

Assistant Professor, Instituto de Salud Pública - Universidad Austral de Chile
I´m a Family Physician, with special interest in children and adolescents. I presently work as Associate Professor at the Public Health Institute in the Universidad Austral, in Valdivia (south of Chile), teaching future Family Physicians. I´m also holding a management position in... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sergio Zunino

Sergio Zunino

dr., hospital italiano
My name is Sergio Zunino, I´m specialist in Internal Medicine and Respiratory diseases at Italian Hospital in Buenos Aires, Argentina.I´m member of European Respiratory Society, Coordinator of immunoly and obstructive respiratory diseases at AAMR (Argentina Respiratory association... Read More →
avatar for SIAN WILLIAMS

SIAN WILLIAMS

Chief Executive Officer IPCRG; healthcare consultant, IPCRG
An accomplished public health manager, educated at Cambridge University and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Siân has worked to achieve large-scale change that provides value for the individual, health systems and society.  She is currently Chief Executive Officer... Read More →
avatar for ANA STOK

ANA STOK

PRESIDENT GANOA FUNDATION, GANOA GRUPO ASMA NOROESTE ARGENTINA
Presidente de GANOA GRUPO ASMA NOADirectora de investigaciones en Patologias RespiratoriasVicedirectora dpto ASMA ALATArgentina

Conveners
avatar for Sergio Zunino

Sergio Zunino

dr., hospital italiano
My name is Sergio Zunino, I´m specialist in Internal Medicine and Respiratory diseases at Italian Hospital in Buenos Aires, Argentina.I´m member of European Respiratory Society, Coordinator of immunoly and obstructive respiratory diseases at AAMR (Argentina Respiratory association... Read More →


Tuesday September 20, 2022 2:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Online

2:00pm EDT

(REF 20533) Latin American innovators in health and sustainability. Focus on response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
Speakers
avatar for Pamela Kuhlmann

Pamela Kuhlmann

Geneticist, Instituto Misionero de Biodiversidad (IMiBio)
Pamela Kuhlmann has a degree in Genetics, a Master's student in Public Health andInfectious Diseases from the National University of Misiones (Argentina). She is thetechnical manager of the Biobank of the Instituto Misionero de Biodiversidad (IMiBio)and a geneticist professional at... Read More →
avatar for Laura Palomares

Laura Palomares

Director, Instituto de Biotecnología UNAM
Laura A. Palomares is a Biochemical Engineer from the Monterrey Institute ofTechnology, Mexico. She has a doctoral degree in Biochemical Engineering from theNational Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and pursued postdoctoral training atthe School of Chemical Engineering at Cornell... Read More →
avatar for Fernando Goldbaum

Fernando Goldbaum

Researcher, Fundación Instituto Leloir
PhD in biochemistry, University of Buenos Aires. Superior researcher National Council of Research (CONICET, Argentina). Director, Center for Redesign and Engineering of Proteins (CRIP, University of San Martin), former Director Leloir Institute and cofounder of INIS Biotech. Posdoctoral... Read More →
avatar for Leda Castillo

Leda Castillo

Researcher, COPPE. Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Leda Castilho is a Chemical Engineer by training, holding a Dr.-Ing. Title in BiochemicalEngineering from the Technical University of Braunschweig (Germany). She is a full Professor forChemical Engineering nd Pharmaceutical Biotechnology at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro(UFRJ... Read More →

Conveners
avatar for Brenda Vaderrama

Brenda Vaderrama

Industry Liason Officer, Institute of Biotechnology, National University of Mexico
Brenda Valderrama obained her PhD in Basic Biomedical Research from the National University of Mexico. She completed postdoctoral studies at Imperial College in the United Kingdom and research stays at the University of Siena in Italy, Paul Cezanne University in France, and Worcester... Read More →


Tuesday September 20, 2022 2:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Online

2:00pm EDT

(REF 20072) International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA): Building Capacity in Effective Science Advice at Local to Global Levels Taking into Consideration Culture and Language (Online)
This lecture will summarize INGSA most recent strategic plan focusing on our unique approach toward building capacity in effective science advice, including advices on SDGs, at local, regional and national levels with key roles for its chapters in Africa, South East Asia and Latin America. Our aim is now to complete our roaster of chapters by establishing two more, one in Europe and one in North America. The European chapter will likely focus its activities on investigating the roles of cultural aspects and language in ensuring more effective science advice and uptake by the authorities—this is in parallel to the creation of the first international French network in science advice supported by the Quebec government to be launched in Montreal in early November 2022. The North American chapter will aim to increase capacity in ‘practical’ science advice at local, city levels where needs are urgent on various fronts including climate changes, sustainable transportation, affordable housing and public safety to give a few examples linked to a number of SDGs.
One of elected vice-president, Dr SOLEDAD QUIROZ VALENZUELA from Chile will provide additional comments on the impacts of language and culture to ensure more effective uptake of science advice by high level policy makers and elected officials---critical to reach the ambitious SDGs locally as well as at the global level.

Speakers
avatar for Rémi Quirion

Rémi Quirion

Quebec Chief Scientist, CEO of the Fonds de Recherche du Québec (FRQ) & President INGSA
Professor Rémi Quirion is the inaugural Chief Scientist of Quebec since July 2011 (reappointed twice by different governments; longest serving Chief Scientist in the world). Elected President of the International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA) in 2021 (over 6,000 members... Read More →
avatar for Soledad Quiroz-Valenzuela

Soledad Quiroz-Valenzuela

Advisor, Ministry Of Science, Technology, Knowledge And Innovation Chile And Vice President, INGSA, International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA)
Dr. Soledad Quiroz-Valenzuela is a researcher in Open Science at Universidad Central de Chile. She was executive secretary of the Chilean Scientific Committee on Climate Change between 2020 and 2021. In September 2021 she was elected Vice-President for Policy of the International... Read More →

Conveners
avatar for Stéphanie Dion

Stéphanie Dion

International Strategy Advisor, Polytechnique Montréal
Stéphanie Dion is currently the International Strategy Advisor for the VP Research & Innovation at Polytechnique Montréal. She contributes to position the expertise of Polytechnique on the international stage and builds relationships with a variety of stakeholders. Stéphanie is... Read More →


Tuesday September 20, 2022 2:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Online

2:00pm EDT

(REF 20072_hybrid) International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA): Building Capacity in Effective Science Advice at Local to Global Levels Taking into Consideration Culture and Language (In-Person)

This lecture will summarize INGSA most recent strategic plan focusing on our unique approach toward building capacity in effective science advice, including advices on SDGs, at local, regional and national levels with key roles for its chapters in Africa, South East Asia and Latin America. Our aim is now to complete our roaster of chapters by establishing two more, one in Europe and one in North America. The European chapter will likely focus its activities on investigating the roles of cultural aspects and language in ensuring more effective science advice and uptake by the authorities—this is in parallel to the creation of the first international French network in science advice supported by the Quebec government to be launched in Montreal in early November 2022. The North American chapter will aim to increase capacity in ‘practical’ science advice at local, city levels where needs are urgent on various fronts including climate changes, sustainable transportation, affordable housing and public safety to give a few examples linked to a number of SDGs.
One of elected vice-president, Dr SOLEDAD QUIROZ VALENZUELA from Chile will provide additional comments on the impacts of language and culture to ensure more effective uptake of science advice by high level policy makers and elected officials---critical to reach the ambitious SDGs locally as well as at the global level.

Speakers
avatar for Rémi Quirion

Rémi Quirion

Quebec Chief Scientist, CEO of the Fonds de Recherche du Québec (FRQ) & President INGSA
Professor Rémi Quirion is the inaugural Chief Scientist of Quebec since July 2011 (reappointed twice by different governments; longest serving Chief Scientist in the world). Elected President of the International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA) in 2021 (over 6,000 members... Read More →
avatar for Soledad Quiroz-Valenzuela

Soledad Quiroz-Valenzuela

Advisor, Ministry Of Science, Technology, Knowledge And Innovation Chile And Vice President, INGSA, International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA)
Dr. Soledad Quiroz-Valenzuela is a researcher in Open Science at Universidad Central de Chile. She was executive secretary of the Chilean Scientific Committee on Climate Change between 2020 and 2021. In September 2021 she was elected Vice-President for Policy of the International... Read More →

Conveners
avatar for Stéphanie Dion

Stéphanie Dion

International Strategy Advisor, Polytechnique Montréal
Stéphanie Dion is currently the International Strategy Advisor for the VP Research & Innovation at Polytechnique Montréal. She contributes to position the expertise of Polytechnique on the international stage and builds relationships with a variety of stakeholders. Stéphanie is... Read More →



Tuesday September 20, 2022 2:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Ropes & Gray https://www.ropesgray.com/en/locations/new-york
  Policy / Regulation, Policy

4:00pm EDT

(REF 20076 - Hybrid) The need for a global AI ecosystem and its benefits - Convened by International Centre of Expertise in Montréal on Artificial Intelligence (CEIMIA) (In-Person)

Artificial intelligence is one of the most disruptive technologies of recent history. By its
transformative nature it can exacerbate inequalities if kept in the hands of a limited
number of powerful actors, but it has also the potential to reduce social and economical
gaps if shared and used for socially beneficial purposes.

This cross-cutting tool can enable all countries to adapt more quickly to the needs of
their population by promoting access to education, enabling a more efficient allocation
of resources, stimulating production, and providing health care at lower costs.

But in order to leverage this transformative power, we need to collectively make it
available to all innovators. We need to better understand the real challenges and
preoccupations that are facing the people that could benefit from those innovative
solutions. The only way to do so is by bringing everyone together, in an environment
conducive to shared learning, understanding and collaboration.

The Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence was created as a collaborative initiative
to regroup members of many different AI ecosystems around the world to work together
on pressing issues using responsible applied AI. The objective of GPAI is to regroup
countries from all continents to conjugate different social and economic realities and use
this insight to create transformative and impactful projects.

It is only by putting our strengths and voices together that we will be able to find
solutions to global challenges.

Moderator
avatar for Sophie Fallaha

Sophie Fallaha

Executive Director, International Centre of Expertise in Montréal on Artificial Intelligence (CEIMIA)

Speakers
avatar for Kimberlyn McGrail

Kimberlyn McGrail

Professor, Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, University of British Colombia (UBC)
Kimberlyn McGrail is a Professor in the UBC School of Population and Public Health and Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, Director of Research for UBC Health, and Scientific Director of Population Data BC and Health Data Research Network Canada. Her research interests... Read More →
avatar for Mathieu Marcotte

Mathieu Marcotte

Head of AI Ecosystem Mobilization, CEIMIA / GPAI
Responsible Artificial IntelligenceAI in the fight agains climate changeHigh impact applied AI projectsData for AIGovernance and human rights
avatar for Alison Gillwald

Alison Gillwald

Executive Director, Research ICT Africa
Dr Alison GildwaldExecutive Director: Research ICT AfricaAdjunct Professor: Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance, University of Cape TownAlison Gillwald (PhD) is the Executive Director of Research ICT Africa (RIA) an African digital policy and regulatory think-tank that works... Read More →
avatar for Jean-Philbert Nsengimana

Jean-Philbert Nsengimana

Africa CDC - Chief Digital Advisor
Jean Philbert Nsengimana (Phil) is the Chief Digital Advisor at Africa CDC. He alsoserves as a special advisor to the Commons Project, driving a people-centric digitalhealth transformation in Africa. Prior to those roles, he served as the Minister of Youthand ICT in the Government... Read More →

Conveners
avatar for Stéphanie Dion

Stéphanie Dion

International Strategy Advisor, Polytechnique Montréal
Stéphanie Dion is currently the International Strategy Advisor for the VP Research & Innovation at Polytechnique Montréal. She contributes to position the expertise of Polytechnique on the international stage and builds relationships with a variety of stakeholders. Stéphanie is... Read More →



Tuesday September 20, 2022 4:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Ropes & Gray https://www.ropesgray.com/en/locations/new-york
  Data / AI
  • Region Canada, South Africa, Global
  • Audience Policy makers and regulators
  • CONTINENT LEVEL Global
  • Co-Organizer 2 Ropes & Gray Law Firm: 1211 6th Ave, NYC
  • In-person Address Location Information The meeting will take place at Ropes and Gray, located at 1211 6th avenue (Avenue of the Americas). This is the Fox News building which displays the Fox News ticker outside. An SSUNGA 77 representative will meet you in the lobby to give you your badge. We look forward to seeing you tomorrow.

4:00pm EDT

(REF 20076) The need for a global AI ecosystem and its benefits - Convened by International Centre of Expertise in Montréal on Artificial Intelligence (CEIMIA) (Online)
Artificial intelligence is one of the most disruptive technologies of recent history. By its
transformative nature it can exacerbate inequalities if kept in the hands of a limited
number of powerful actors, but it has also the potential to reduce social and economical
gaps if shared and used for socially beneficial purposes.

This cross-cutting tool can enable all countries to adapt more quickly to the needs of
their population by promoting access to education, enabling a more efficient allocation
of resources, stimulating production, and providing health care at lower costs.

But in order to leverage this transformative power, we need to collectively make it
available to all innovators. We need to better understand the real challenges and
preoccupations that are facing the people that could benefit from those innovative
solutions. The only way to do so is by bringing everyone together, in an environment
conducive to shared learning, understanding and collaboration.

The Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence was created as a collaborative initiative
to regroup members of many different AI ecosystems around the world to work together
on pressing issues using responsible applied AI. The objective of GPAI is to regroup
countries from all continents to conjugate different social and economic realities and use
this insight to create transformative and impactful projects.

It is only by putting our strengths and voices together that we will be able to find
solutions to global challenges.

Moderator
avatar for Sophie Fallaha

Sophie Fallaha

Executive Director, International Centre of Expertise in Montréal on Artificial Intelligence (CEIMIA)

Speakers
avatar for Kimberlyn McGrail

Kimberlyn McGrail

Professor, Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, University of British Colombia (UBC)
Kimberlyn McGrail is a Professor in the UBC School of Population and Public Health and Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, Director of Research for UBC Health, and Scientific Director of Population Data BC and Health Data Research Network Canada. Her research interests... Read More →
avatar for Alison Gillwald

Alison Gillwald

Executive Director, Research ICT Africa
Dr Alison GildwaldExecutive Director: Research ICT AfricaAdjunct Professor: Nelson Mandela School of Public Governance, University of Cape TownAlison Gillwald (PhD) is the Executive Director of Research ICT Africa (RIA) an African digital policy and regulatory think-tank that works... Read More →
avatar for Jean-Philbert Nsengimana

Jean-Philbert Nsengimana

Africa CDC - Chief Digital Advisor
Jean Philbert Nsengimana (Phil) is the Chief Digital Advisor at Africa CDC. He alsoserves as a special advisor to the Commons Project, driving a people-centric digitalhealth transformation in Africa. Prior to those roles, he served as the Minister of Youthand ICT in the Government... Read More →

Conveners
avatar for Stéphanie Dion

Stéphanie Dion

International Strategy Advisor, Polytechnique Montréal
Stéphanie Dion is currently the International Strategy Advisor for the VP Research & Innovation at Polytechnique Montréal. She contributes to position the expertise of Polytechnique on the international stage and builds relationships with a variety of stakeholders. Stéphanie is... Read More →


Tuesday September 20, 2022 4:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Online
  Data / AI
 
Wednesday, September 21
 

8:00am EDT

(REF 21549) Investing in Science, Investing in Humanity
RECORDING: Investing in Science, Investing in Humanity

RECORDINGS: Japan-related playlist

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“No other generation has lived at a time like this, with the amount of dramatic change that is coming. There will be upheaval in every way that makes us human, from anti-aging to CRISPR therapies to quantum computing,” asserted Peter Gruss in an interview with Sustainable Japan by The Japan Times
The potential of science, technology, and innovation to meet pressing societal challenges was never so clear as in these last few years.

Within the context of Japan, but also balanced against a global view, Dr. Gruss and The Japan Times reporter Tomoko Otake will discuss the importance of investing in research excellence for the benefit of humanity.

Research is an essential source of human knowledge and technology innovations. Scientific discovery has lengthened life expectancies, fed the world, and taught humanity about our planet and the universe. Sustainable public funding for basic research decades prior is also to thank for the unprecedented speed with which COVID-19 vaccines have been developed. Basic research in general prepares humankind for the challenges of the future. So, if reversing climate change and curing disease are all possible, it is researchers who will uncover the ways.

Many countries are stagnating in global science and technology competitiveness. Underlying problems include underinvestment in research-intensive science and technology; challenges in recruiting and retaining top science and technology talent; insufficient innovation initiatives from universities; sub-optional talent circulation between academic and industry; and administrative inefficiencies. Peter Gruss is a passionate advocate for change in Japan, and this session will discuss ways that countries can restore their competitiveness in science and technology and the global importance of investing in research excellence.

Bringing researchers together and giving them the tools and money they need will be critical to the future of humanity. The job of governments is to catalyze progress with forward-thinking policy and substantial investment, while businesses must foster innovation and meaningful collaboration. Our world faces enormous global challenges. Excellence in basic research and international cooperation coupled with knowledge transfer and technology development provide the best platform for innovative solutions to emerge and benefit humanity.

Speakers
avatar for Peter Gruss

Peter Gruss

President & CEO, OIST - Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology
Dr. Peter Gruss is the President and CEO of OIST, the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology. He is an internationally renowned researcher in gene regulation and embryonic development, who served as the President of the Max Planck Society in Germany from 2002–2014. Previously... Read More →
avatar for Tomoko Otake

Tomoko Otake

Senior Writer, The Japan Times
Tomoko Otake is a senior writer at The Japan Times with a strong interest in health, medical and social issues.  After a few years' stint at the University of Tokyo, where she wrote research features for the university's website and publications, she returned to the JT in April 2022... Read More →



Wednesday September 21, 2022 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
Online
  Innovation, Policy
  • Region Japan, Germany
  • Audience academics, Funders, General Public, Policy makers and regulators, Public Health, Researchers, University Leaders
  • CONTINENT LEVEL Global
  • category Session
  • Co-Organizer 1 Innovation,Policy,GOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal,GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being,GOAL 10: Reduced Inequality,GOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production,GOAL 9: Industry,GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth,GOAL 4: Quality Education,Technology,GOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities,GOAL 16: Peace Justice and Strong Institutions
  • Co-Organizer 2 Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations and Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST)

8:00am EDT

(REF 21100) Science in Burkina Faso
Located at the heart of the West African region, Burkina Faso strives to position itself in the world of STEM studies despite its socio-economic challenges. In this framework, the country has made, over the last decade, great efforts to establish the Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) field as a development priority. In 2011, the country created a Ministry of Scientific Research and Innovation (currently associated with the Ministry of Higher Education), whose goal is to promote and stimulate research and innovation in the country. To date, Burkina Faso remains one of the few countries in the region to initiate an astronomy teaching program at the university level, which has been training students and young researchers for the last decade.

Similarly to other member states of the ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States) community, Burkina Faso adopted the Policy on Science and Technology (ECOPOST), which aims to establish several centres of excellence of its own on a competitive basis. In this framework, Burkina Faso adopted a National Policy for Scientific and Technical Research in 2012, with the strategic objectives of developing Research and Development (R&D) and promoting the application and commercialisation of research results. This sought to not only improve research activities in universities and research centres but also to strengthen the ministry’s strategic and operational capacities on the ground.

It has become increasingly clear that science is indispensable for impacting development, particularly in countries that face serious developmental challenges. Despite the humanitarian and security crisis that the country is facing since 2015, Burkina Faso makes efforts, with the help of its development partners (such as the United Nations and the World Bank), to impact the STI-related SDGs. Among the key priorities of the country, one can easily identify the improvement of food security and self-sufficiency, the promotion of innovative, effective and accessible health systems and the increase of access to clean water and energy.

Speakers
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Ulrich Jacques Diasso

Climate Specialist, National Meteorological Agency (ANAM)
As a Senior Climate Specialist, with 15 years national and international experience, Ulrich DIASSO has a PhD in Climate Sciences and a Masters degree in meteorology.Through education I continue to equip myself with tools such as an MA in Green Finance that makes me an asset beyond... Read More →
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Tionyélé Fayama

Chercheur, Institute of Environment and Agricultural Research (INERA)
FAYAMA Tionyélé is a researcher at the Institute of Environment and Agricultural Research (INERA) of the National Centre for Scientific and Technological Research (CNRST), Burkina Faso. He is a sociologist, specialising in socio-anthropology of development, Research Officer (CAMES... Read More →
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Souleymane Yameogo

PhD candidate, KDI SCHOOL OF PUBLIC POLICY AND MANAGEMENT
Yameogo, Souleymane, from Burkina Faso, currently in south Korea, is a PhD candidate in Public Policy at KDI School of Public Policy and Management, South KOREA.His research interests are Political behavior and Institution in time of conflicts or threat, creativity in time of terrorism... Read More →
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Cédric Elisée Beogo

Assistant Professor, Thomas SANKARA University
Cédric is a Research Scientist and an Assistant Professor of Physics at the Thomas SANKARA University (UTS). After completing a master's degree in applied physics in the field of nuclear science applications, he joined the national radiation protection and nuclear safety authority... Read More →
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Amidou Sorgho

Researcher, CSIC-IAA
Dr Amidou Sorgho is a postdoctoral researcher in astrophysics at the spanish Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (CSIC-IAA). Besides his research activities, Dr Sorgho is interested about development topic, more specifically the contribution of astronomy to the development. Before... Read More →
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Eric Korsaga

Researcher, Joseph Ki-Zerbo University
Eric Korsaga is a lecturer and researcher at Joseph KI-ZERBO University, Burkina Faso. He Holds a PhD in physics and his and expert in Semiconductor (photovoltaic solar energy), he is a member of the Materials and Environment Laboratory (LAME) and head of the Photovoltaic Energy Storage... Read More →
FO

Frédéric Ouattara

Minister, Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Innovation, Burkina Faso

Conveners
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Marie Korsaga

Researcher, ObAS/UJKZ
Dr Marie Korsaga is originally from Burkina Faso. She holds a PhD in Astronomy and Astrophysics from the University of Cape Town in South Africa and Aix-Marseille Université in France.After completing her PhD, Marie joined the IAU Office of Astronomy for Development (OAD) in 2020... Read More →


Wednesday September 21, 2022 8:00am - 10:00am EDT
Online

9:00am EDT

9:00am EDT

(REF 21077) The Role of Research Funding Organisations & the Importance of Science Advice in adressing the UN SDGs (Online)
In this session, we will discuss the key role that should play funding organisations in promoting innovative research programs focusing on reaching the overall objectives of the SDGs. A first step is to stimulate and increase awareness about the SDGs by all scientists and trainees. This is the main reason why in the most recent strategic plans (2022-2025) of the three main Quebec research funds, Fonds de recherche du Québec Nature et Technologies (FRQNT), Fonds de recherche du Québec Santé (FRQS) & Fonds de Recherche Société et Culture (FRQSC), increased knowledge about the various SDGs are promoted in all our programs even if a first glance a given project of training program may seem to have limited relevance or impact for most of the SDGs.
Increased awareness is a key step that will hopefully lead to stronger engagement of members of the FRQ funded community toward helping to reach the challenging goals set by the UN. While some members of the academic community are concerned stating that this may hamper and limit academic freedom, we strongly believe that raising awareness about the SDGs in the scientific community is one of the only ways to ensure success in reaching their ambitious goals by proposing truly innovative, ambitious projects.
Strong engagement at all levels of the global scientific community is also essential in order to deliver truly effective science advice to high level policy makers and elected officials, and to engage our fellow citizens as key partners if we truly aspire to reach the objectives of all UN SDGs. Other speakers from academia and government will expand on the role of funding organizations like the FRQ in addressing SDGs.

Speakers
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Rémi Quirion

Quebec Chief Scientist, CEO of the Fonds de Recherche du Québec (FRQ) & President INGSA
Professor Rémi Quirion is the inaugural Chief Scientist of Quebec since July 2011 (reappointed twice by different governments; longest serving Chief Scientist in the world). Elected President of the International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA) in 2021 (over 6,000 members... Read More →
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François Bertrand

VP Research & Innovation, Polytechnique Montréal
François Bertrand is Vice-President, Research and Innovation at Polytechnique Montréal. He was previously Chief Research, Innovation and International Officer from 2017 until the beginning of 2018, and Chair of the Department of Chemical Engineering, from 2013 to 2016.Professor... Read More →

Conveners
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Stéphanie Dion

International Strategy Advisor, Polytechnique Montréal
Stéphanie Dion is currently the International Strategy Advisor for the VP Research & Innovation at Polytechnique Montréal. She contributes to position the expertise of Polytechnique on the international stage and builds relationships with a variety of stakeholders. Stéphanie is... Read More →


Wednesday September 21, 2022 9:00am - 10:30am EDT
Online

9:00am EDT

(REF 21077_hybrid) The Role of Research Funding Organizations & the Importance of Science Advice in addressing the UN SDGs (In-Person)

In this session, we will discuss the key role that should play funding organisations in promoting innovative research programs focusing on reaching the overall objectives of the SDGs. A first step is to stimulate and increase awareness about the SDGs by all scientists and trainees. This is the main reason why in the most recent strategic plans (2022-2025) of the three main Quebec research funds, Fonds de recherche du Québec Nature et Technologies (FRQNT), Fonds de recherche du Québec Santé (FRQS) & Fonds de Recherche Société et Culture (FRQSC), increased knowledge about the various SDGs are promoted in all our programs even if a first glance a given project of training program may seem to have limited relevance or impact for most of the SDGs.
Increased awareness is a key step that will hopefully lead to stronger engagement of members of the FRQ funded community toward helping to reach the challenging goals set by the UN. While some members of the academic community are concerned stating that this may hamper and limit academic freedom, we strongly believe that raising awareness about the SDGs in the scientific community is one of the only ways to ensure success in reaching their ambitious goals by proposing truly innovative, ambitious projects.
Strong engagement at all levels of the global scientific community is also essential in order to deliver truly effective science advice to high level policy makers and elected officials, and to engage our fellow citizens as key partners if we truly aspire to reach the objectives of all UN SDGs. Other speakers from academia and government will expand on the role of funding organizations like the FRQ in addressing SDGs.

Speakers
avatar for François Bertrand

François Bertrand

VP Research & Innovation, Polytechnique Montréal
François Bertrand is Vice-President, Research and Innovation at Polytechnique Montréal. He was previously Chief Research, Innovation and International Officer from 2017 until the beginning of 2018, and Chair of the Department of Chemical Engineering, from 2013 to 2016.Professor... Read More →
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Rémi Quirion

Quebec Chief Scientist, CEO of the Fonds de Recherche du Québec (FRQ) & President INGSA
Professor Rémi Quirion is the inaugural Chief Scientist of Quebec since July 2011 (reappointed twice by different governments; longest serving Chief Scientist in the world). Elected President of the International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA) in 2021 (over 6,000 members... Read More →

Conveners
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Stéphanie Dion

International Strategy Advisor, Polytechnique Montréal
Stéphanie Dion is currently the International Strategy Advisor for the VP Research & Innovation at Polytechnique Montréal. She contributes to position the expertise of Polytechnique on the international stage and builds relationships with a variety of stakeholders. Stéphanie is... Read More →


Wednesday September 21, 2022 9:00am - 10:30am EDT
Quebec Government Office
  Policy / Regulation, Collaboration
  • Co-Organizer 2 Quebec Government Office : One Rockefeller Plaza, 26th Floor

9:00am EDT

(REF 21080) A Panel Discussion on Digital Infrastructures to enable Science Cooperation in Africa
This session will take place online, focus will be enabling Science Cooperation through advanced research and education on digital infrastructures. These infrastructures are usually operated and provided by National and Regional Research and Education Networks (NRENs). NRENs are non-commercial organisations that focus on providing dedicated high-quality connectivity to Universities, Research centres, Libraries, Hospitals, and any other organisation supporting these activities.

NRENs are among the main stakeholders in Digital Cooperation and Digital Diplomacy as they represent a broad and diverse community of researchers, scientists, academics and students. Furthermore, NRENs are now heavily involved in “Science” including “Science Cooperation”, “Science Diplomacy”, “Open Science”, and “Science Communities of Practice”. In addition to Open Access and Community-Based Services.

The African research and education consist of the NRENs of the African countries working under three regional networks:

 UbuntuNet Alliance for the Research and Education Network of East and Southern Africa
 WACREN for the West and Central Africa Research and Education Network
 ASREN for the Arab States Research and Education Network.

AfricaConnect3 is the third phase of the AfricaConnect project that works on supporting the creation, development and use of advanced, reliable internet connectivity for the teaching, learning and research communities of Africa. AfricaConnect3 is co-funded by the European Union and delivered locally by regional organizations - UbuntuNet Alliance, WACREN and ASREN, together with European GÉANT R&E Network.

The discussion panel consists of the following personalities:

1- Madara Ogot, CEO of UbuntuNet Alliance, “What are research and Education Networks with insights on Africa”
2- Boubakar Bary, CEO of WACREN, “Services and activities conducted by NRENs to enable collaboration”
3- Yousef Torman, Managing Director of ASREN, “NRENs role and engagement in Science Cooperation and Diplomacy”
4- Angelica SARTORI CONTE, Programme Officer – Digital Connectivity, European Union Delegation, Belgium
5- Phoebe Oduor, PoC AfriGEO Secretariat/ Thematic Lead Land Use Land Cover RCMRD, “How can NRENs support collaboration for the African Group on Earth Observation (AfriGEO)
6- Islam Abou El-Magd, Vice - President, the National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences, Egypt
7- Nicky Wako (Moderator), Advocacy and Donor Engagement Manager, GEANT, the European Research and Education Network, “AfricaConenct3 project: a key enabler”

The discussion will tackle the following questions/topics:

 The status of NRENs in Africa and what are the main challenges facing the developments of these NRENs.
 NREN services and activities and what role they can play?
 What is LIBSENSE project about and how it supports science cooperation
 What makes AfricaConenct3 a key Science Cooperation “Enabler”?
 NRENs role in achieving the United Nations’ SDGs
 Main challenges regarding AfriGEO community collaboration across continents
 NRENs and “Open Science”
 NRENs and “Science Engagement”
 What NREN need to do the expected role?
 Challenges facing NRENs
 Examples of Science Collaboration within and beyond Africa
 What is your call to the UNGA77?



Moderator
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Nicky Wako

Advocacy and Donor Engagement Manager, GÉANT
Nicky Wako Advocacy and Donor Engagement Manager for AfricaConnect 3 Project, GÉANT. Nicky Wako joined GÉANT and the AfricaConnect 3 to helm the Advocacy and Donor engagements Activities. Before pivoting to the National Research and Education Network sector, Nicky spent 12 years... Read More →

Speakers
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Yousef Torman

Managing Director, ASREN - Arab States Research and Education Network
“For around thirty years, I worked in ICT at highly reputable institutions in the higher education and scientific research sector. During my work, my main focus was to make use of technology, mainly ICT, for the developments and enhancing the life of people in my community and beyond... Read More →
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Islam Abou El-Magd

Advisor to the Minister, Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research
Prof. Abou El-Magd has obtained his PhD from the School of Civil Engineering and The Environment, University of Southampton, UK where he also worked there for few years. His research area of interest is remote sensing and GIS modelling in environmental related issues. He is also leading... Read More →
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Boubakar Barry

CEO, WACREN
Boubakar Barry holds Master's degree in Nuclear Physics and PhD in Nuclear Electronics, all obtained at the Technical University of Dresden in Germany. After his studies, Boubakar joined Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar (UCAD) in 1989 as a lecturer and researcher, where he taught... Read More →
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Madara Ogot

CEO, UbuntuNet Alliance
Madara Ogot has worked as a Professor in Mechanical Engineering in the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at the University of Nairobi, Kenya where he previously served as the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research, Innovation and Enterprise. He is an accomplished academician... Read More →
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Phoebe Oduor

PoC AfriGEO Secretariat, RCMRD
Phoebe has a background in Geospatial Engineering and Climate Change and Adaptation. She works for the Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development (RCMRD) based in Nairobi, as the Point of Contact for the AfriGEO secretariat, a regional Group on Earth Observations (GEO... Read More →


Wednesday September 21, 2022 9:00am - 11:00am EDT
Online

9:00am EDT

(REF 21088 - Hybrid) The AU-EU Innovation agenda: making it happen - Convened by the European Commission
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Introduction: background, policy dimension & rationale of the Session

The African Union (AU) – European Union (EU) Innovation Agenda is a joint ongoing effort aiming to translate research & innovation (R&I) endeavours into tangible businesses, services and jobs in Africa and in Europe. It is a flagship initiative of the EU “Global Gateway Africa – Europe Investment Package” that was announced at the 6th EU-AU Summit in February 2022, providing an outline of actions to be taken in partnership with Africa to “boost smart, clean and secure links in digital, energy and transport and strengthen health, education and research systems”.
For it to deliver the envisaged positive impact on the ground, the work of the AU-EU Innovation Agenda will involve all stakeholders of the innovation landscape, including not only R&I and higher education institutions but also private businesses such as start-ups, micro, small and medium-sized enterprises and large corporations. This Agenda proposes specific objectives with short-, medium- and long-term actions for all four priority areas of the AU-EU cooperation in STI, namely (i) Public Health, (ii) Green Transition, and (iii) Innovation and Technology and (iv) Capacities for Science.

Following a positive reception of the working document of the AU-EU Innovation Agenda at a Senior Official Meeting of the AU-EU High-Level Policy Dialogue (HLPD) on Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) in January 2022, the work of the Innovation Agenda was also acknowledged in the final declaration of the 6th EU-AU Summit: A Joint Vision for 2030.

To ensure that this Agenda will be as pertinent as possible to societal issues, the year 2022 is dedicated to a stakeholder consultation process, which aims to gather feedback and input from citizens and organisations on the working document of this Innovation Agenda.

As part of this continued stakeholder dialogue, the European Commission wishes to propose a dedicated session within the Science Summit that will take place along the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) 77, to be co-organised with the African Union Commission, fostering the participation of several international organisations from the International Development/Cooperation and Financing sector, as per the objectives outlined below.

Objectives of the Session:
  • To raise awareness on the AU-EU Innovation Agenda (i.e. policy background, rationale, objectives and foreseen actions) especially among International Development/Cooperation and Financing organisations, which will be expected to provide their viewpoint on the work of the Agenda;
  • Accordingly, to benefit from the feedback of International Development/Cooperation and Financing institutions on the objectives and actions foreseen by the working document of the AU-EU Innovation Agenda;
  • To trigger a durable, forward-looking, result-oriented dialogue with Development/Cooperation and Financing actors, aiming to engage them, on a case-by-case basis, in the work of the AU-EU Innovation Agenda by identifying possible synergies between their existing and prospective programmes and foreseen actions of the Innovation Agenda.

Draft Programme (More speakers will be added as they are confirmed):

1. Welcoming words by Mr John Baekelmans (Technology Counsellor, Flanders House New York & Flanders Investment & Trade) and by the Session Moderator, Dr Florent Bernard (EU Science Counsellor to the USA)

2. Opening address by Ms Maria Cristina Russo (European Commission, DG Research & Innovation)

3. Section 1: The AU-EU Innovation Agenda
by Mr Lukovi Seke (AUDA-NEPAD) & Dr Vincenzo Lorusso (European Commission, DG Research & Innovation)

4. Section 2: Mapping of Projects from the AU-EU R&I Partnership on Food and Nutrition Security and
Sustainable Agriculture (FNSSA)
, by Dr Vincenzo Lorusso (European Commission, DG Research & Innovation)

5. Section 3: Roundtable with Development Banks, International Cooperation and Financial Institutions. Confirmed contributions by:
- Dr Taffere Tesfachew (UN Technology Bank for Least Developed Countries);
- Ms Brennan Van Dyke (UNEP);
- Dr Ismahane Elouafi (UN FAO);
- Mr Owen Shumba (UNDP)
- Dr Martha Phiri (African Development Bank);
- Mr Bunmi Adekore (Breakthrough Energy);
...And other organisations to be confirmed shortly.

6. Questions & Answers

7. Closing remarks by Ms Maria Cristina Russo (European Commission, DG Research & Innovation)


Moderator
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Florent Bernard

Science Counsellor, European Union Delegation to the USA
Dr. Florent Bernard is the Science Counsellor for Research and Innovation at the European Union Delegation to the United States in Washington, DC. He assists in the strengthening of research ties between the United States and the European Union at all levels, from individual researchers... Read More →

Speakers
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Christopher Burns

Chief Digital Development Officer (CDDO) and Director for the Technology Division within the Innovation, Technology, and Research (ITR) Hub, USAID
Christopher Burns is the Chief Digital Development Officer (CDDO) for USAID and the Director for the Technology Division within the Innovation, Technology, and Research (ITR) Hub.In the CDDO role, he coordinates and tracks programmatic Digital Development investments across the Agency... Read More →
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Bunmi Adekore

General Partner, Emerging markets, Breakthrough Energy Ventures
Bunmi has been a serial entrepreneur for more than a decade, focused on hardware manufacturing enterprises in clean-tech, semiconductor engineering and biotechnology. Recently, he has worked on developing power solutions in sub-Saharan Africa.Bunmi has made pioneering contributions... Read More →
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Maria Cristina Russo

Director for Global Approach & International Cooperation in Research & Innovation, European Commission
Maria Cristina Russo is Director for Global Approach & International Cooperation in R&I in DG Research and Innovation with responsibility for developing and implementing the EU international strategy for international cooperation in research and innovation and the international dimension... Read More →
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Vincenzo Lorusso

Policy Officer, European Commission
Vincenzo Lorusso works as a Policy Officer at the European Commission, DG Research and Innovation (DG RTD), where he is in charge of Research and Innovation cooperation with Africa and, bilaterally, with ASEAN countries. Before joining the Commission, Vincenzo worked for eight years... Read More →
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Lukovi Seke

Programme Officer: Science and Technology & ASTII Phase 4 (2021-2025), AUDA-NEPAD
Member of the Task Force of the Ad-hoc AU-EU Innovation Agenda Working Group of the  AU-EU High-Level Policy Dialogue Bureau on Science, Technology and Innovation, Lukovi’s 24-year professional experience is mixed with a 15-year expertise in strengthening capacities of almost... Read More →
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Ismahane Elouafi

Chief Scientist, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Ms Ismahane Elouafi is Chief Scientist of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, and part of FAO’s core leadership structure. With nearly two decades of experience in agricultural research and development in Asia, Africa and the Middle East, Ms Elouafi... Read More →
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Martha Phiri

Director, Human Capital, Youth and skills development, African Development Bank
Dr Martha Phiri is an economist and development practitioner with over 25 years’ experience in development planning and financing. She is currently working as Director, Human Capital, Youth and Skills Development at the African Development Bank. She also oversees public health and... Read More →
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John Baekelmans

Science and Technology Counselor Americas, Flanders Investment & Trade (FIT)
John Baekelmans is Science & Technology Attaché with a primary focus on health & life sciences. He leads trade projects supporting Flemish companies expanding into the Americas and drives foreign direct investments of American companies into Flanders, Belgium.Before Flanders Investment... Read More →
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Marco Kamiya

Chief, Division of Digital Transformation and Artificial Intelligence Strategies, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
Marco Kamiya is Chief of the Division of Digital Transformation and Artificial Intelligence Strategies at UNIDO, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization. The Division works on frontier technologies, innovation ecosystems, and digital transformation, with a portfolio... Read More →
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Taffere Tesfachew

Acting Managing Director, UN Technology Bank for Least Developed Countries
Taffere Tesfachew, PhD is currently the Acting Managing Director of the United Nations Technology Bank for the Least developed Countries. Until December 2021, he was a Senior Advisor at the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change (TBI). Prior to joining the TBI, he was a staff member... Read More →
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Renee Lafitte

Deputy Director, Crops Research and Development, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Renee Lafitte is Deputy Director for R&D in Agricultural Development. She has a background in crop physiology, agronomy, and agro-ecology, with experience in technology discovery and product development for both intensive agriculture and resource-limited cropping systems. Prior to... Read More →
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Owen Shumba

Team Leader & Regional Advisor for East and Southern Africa, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Owen is a livelihoods/local economic recovery expert with 26 years’ experience working with rural/urban communities (including refugees, Internally Displaced People & Migrants) local and national governments on poverty issues, jobs and livelihoods, economic recovery, natural resources... Read More →



Wednesday September 21, 2022 9:00am - 11:30am EDT
Hybrid
  Innovation, Development

9:00am EDT

9:00am EDT

(REF 21085) Creating an Empowerment Model in Global Health: An Evolving Practice to Build Capacity, Research Methodologies, Educational Modalities, and Health Equity
The colonizer mindset is alive and continuing to ripple through academia, educational institutions, healthcare centers, and communities. Rooted in an empowerment rather than dependency model, the Nuvance Health / University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine Global Health Program with active participation from domestic and international partners has gradually implemented unique features from decision-making to resource allocation, participant education to community engagement, capacity building to brain gain. We aim to shed a truthful light on a tragic past and present while evaluating our program’s components that combat and contribute to the savior complex model.
Learning objectives include an understanding of the colonial mindset in global health; the ways it weaves into global health programs administratively, pedagogically, and in clinical practice; its impact on the well-being of host institutions, patients, and communities; the steps our program has taken toward decolonization, including creation of a Global South-led taskforce and a Global South-Global South empowerment model; and ways the program hopes to grow. Examples of reverse learning and reverse innovations will be discussed.
During this session, a group of global health experts share their insights by citing examples of successes, failures, and challenges in their partnerships with the Global North.

   

Moderator
avatar for Majid Sadigh

Majid Sadigh

Director and Trefz Family Endowed Chair in Global Health, Nuvance Health (NH) / University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine (UVMLCOM) Global Health Program
Majid Sadigh, MD, is an infectious disease specialist and internationally-recognized global health expert, Dr. Majid Sadigh is Director of the Nuvance Health (NH) / University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine (UVMLCOM) Global Health Program. In 2016, he was honored as the inaugural... Read More →

Speakers
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Nelson Sewankambo

Professor Emeritus and former Dean, Makerere University College of Health Sciences
Nelson Sewankambo MBChB, MSc, M.MED, FRCP, LLD (HC) is Professor Emeritus and former Dean of Makerere University Medical School as well as past principal of Makerere University College of Health Sciences in Uganda. His career in global health was ushered in by the urgent need to address... Read More →
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Robert Kalyesubula

President, African Community Center for Social Sustainability (ACCESS) UGANDA
Robert Kalyesubula, MD, PhD is the founder and president of the African Community Center for Social Sustainability (ACCESS), an exemplary community-based organization in Uganda. Dr. Kalyesubula is a faculty and a senior lecturer, a nephrologist, and the head of the department of Physiology... Read More →
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Chiratidzo E. Ndhlovu

Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Zimbabwe
Chiratidzo Ndhlovu, M Med Sci( Clin Epi), FRCP is an Associate Professor of Medicine and previous Deputy Dean at the University of Zimbabwe College of Health Sciencehas been . As a medical educator and clinician involved in Nephrology and HIV Medicine, she has vast experience in... Read More →
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Marcos Nunez

Dean Faculty of Health Sciences, Universidad Iberoamericana
Marcos Núñez, MD, FICS, M.Ed is the Dean of Health Sciences at Universidad Iberoamericana, Dominican Republic is a general and hand surgeon. He serves as Caribbean Representative for the Pan American Federations of Associations of Medical Schools (PAFAMS). Among his many administrative... Read More →
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Syed Zahiruddin Quazi

Director Research & Development, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences
Syed Zahiruddin Quazi, MD, PhD is Director of the Directorate of Research & Development and Professor of Community Medicine at Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences (DMIMS). Dr. Quazi completed his MBBS, MD and PhD in community medicine. An accomplished researcher, he has been... Read More →
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Mitra Sadigh

Writer/Editor/Researcher, Nuvance Health / University of Vermont LCOM Global Health Program
Mitra Sadigh is writer, editor, and researcher at the Nuvance Health/University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine Global Health Program where she works on the program’s Global Health Diaries blog and eMagazine. She also teaches Decolonizing Global Health for the program’s... Read More →
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Vincent Setlhare

Associate Professor of Family Medicine, Department of Family Medicine and Public Health, University of Botswana, Botswana, Africa
Prof. Vincent Setlhare (MD, MBA, MFamMed (Masters degree in Family Medicine), FGHL (Fellow of Global Health Leadership), a final year PhD student, is Head of the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health at the University of Botswana (Botswana, Africa). He is a family physician... Read More →

Conveners
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Ramin Sedehi

Founder, Impact Human Learning
Ramin is passionate about closing the gaps between science, education, society, and policymakers to understand the depth and breadth of humanity's challenges. To impact the health of communities, improve educational markers, and, most importantly, uphold democratic values and build... Read More →


Wednesday September 21, 2022 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Online

9:00am EDT

(REF 21207) Misiones: territory of biodiversity. Actions and policies in conservation, and restoration of biodiversity.
SESSION ABSTRACT
Misiones is one of the 23 provinces of Argentina, strategically located in the extreme northeast of the country of the Mesopotamia region. Approximately 91% of its borders are international being surrounded by Paraguay to the northwest, Brazil to the north, east and south, and the Argentine province of Corrientes to the southwest. Border activity is intense with more than 27 million entries and exits reflecting that more than 100 million inhabitants live within a radius of 1000km. Misiones is an entrepreneurial province that seeks sustainable solutions for its forestry industry and its expanding smallholding agriculture that exports tea and yerba among other products. Indeed, Misiones is an entrepreneurial province looking for sustainable solutions for its forest industry and expanding agriculture.

Misiones covers close to 1% of the Argentinian surface but harbours 52% of its biodiversity and the Iguazú waterfalls. The pristine Paranaense Forest, which is part of the almost extinct and outstandingly biodiverse Atlantic Forest, a worldwide recognized biodiversity Hot-Spot, is in Misiones. The original surface of the Atlantic Forest has been reduced by 95% over the last century and now the Paranaense Forest is facing a similar fate, in spite of all efforts made by the province, due to increased economic and demographic pressure that the province cannot face alone.
The Paranaense Forest covers the southern end of the Atlantic Forest biome and is the beginning of a transition to the savannahs and grasslands of the Pampean province. These borderline forests, known as ecotones, have many tropical species with valuable genetics, because they have evolved to resist more extreme climatic conditions. The Paranaense Forest is an important refuge for many endangered species.
The forest also provides food and livelihoods to more than 100 communities. In Misiones, more than 4,000 hectares belong to indigenous peoples and local communities
The Paranaense Forest of Misiones, has more than 150 species of mammals, including jaguars; 564 species of birds; 260 species of fish; 116 species of reptiles; 68 species of amphibians; and thousands of plants and fungi species.






Speakers
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julian baigorria

researcher, IMiBio
LAS ARAÑAS SALTÍCIDAS (ORDEN: ARANAE, FAMILIA: SALTICIDAE) COMO BIOINDICADORES DE LA SALUD Y ESTADO DE CONSERVACIÓN DE LOS ECOSISTEMAS MISIONEROS.Se puede definir a un indicador como una medida cualitativa o cuantitativa indirecta, asociada a aquello que deseamos medir, cuando... Read More →
avatar for Luciana Oklander

Luciana Oklander

Investigadora Independiente, Instituto de Biología Subtropical- CONICET
LOS MONOS AULLADORES COMO CENTINELAS DE LA SALUD Y REGENERADORES DEL BOSQUE EN LA PROVINCIA DE MISIONES.Las poblaciones de monos aulladores rojos (Alouatta guariba clamitans) y negros y dorados (Alouattacaraya) se encuentran en categorías de “Criticamente amenazado” y Amenazado... Read More →
avatar for Rodrigo Fariña

Rodrigo Fariña

Coordinador del Programa Restauración de Fauna del Bosque Atlántico, Aves Argentinas
CONSERVANDO LOS ÚLTIMOS GRANDES LOROS DE MISIONESLos grandes loros y guacamayos se encuentran entre los grupos de aves con más especies amenazadas en el mundo. La perdida y degradación de ambientes naturales, sumada a la alta presión que sufren del tráfico ilegal, han llevado... Read More →
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Carolina Miño

Researcher, Instituto de Biologia Subtropical - IBS, Posadas, UNaM / CONICET
DISEÑANDO ACCIONES PARA LA IMPLEMENTACIÓN DE LA LEY YACUTINGA MONUMENTO NATURAL DE LA PROVINCIA DE MISIONES.La Yacutinga o yakú-apetí, Pipile jacutingavonSpix 1825, es un ave galliforme emblemática de la Selva Misionera. Se las encuentra en proximidad de arroyos y ríos, especialmente... Read More →
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Carina Argüelles

Investigadora, Instituto de Biología Subtropical- CONICET
PROYECTO ZORRO PITOCO: LA BIODIVERSIDAD, LA GENTE y LA POLÍTICA. UN ENFOQUE ASCENDENTE PARA CONSERVAR EL PATRIMONIO NATURAL Y TRANSFORMAR EN REALIDAD EL CORREDOR VERDE EN MISIONES.A finales de los años 90, la provincia de Misiones creó legalmente el Corredor Verde (Ley XVI n... Read More →
avatar for Diego Baldo

Diego Baldo

Investigador Independiente, CONICET
DIVERSIDAD, DISTRIBUCIÓN Y CONSERVACIÓN DE ANFIBIOS EN LA SELVA ATLÁNTICA ARGENTINA.Misiones es la provincia que resguarda la mayor diversidad específica de la República Argentina. En las últimas décadas, el estado de conocimiento de esta Biodiversidad ha sufrido vertiginosos... Read More →
avatar for Julián Ferreras

Julián Ferreras

Scientist, Instituto de Biología Subtropical, CONICET-UNaM
Lo esencial es invisible a los ojos. Biodiversidad MicrobianaEs común que cuando se habla de biodiversidad, de su conservación, de sus servicios ecosistémicos, etc, se piense en plantas, animales y generalmente en aquellos hongos que podemos ver, pero no tanto en aquello que es... Read More →
avatar for Roberto Vogler

Roberto Vogler

Investigador, Instituto de Biología Subtropical- CONICET
BIODIVERSIDAD DE MOLUSCOS CONTINENTALES DE LA PROVINCIA DE MISIONES: AMENAZAS, DESAFIOS Y OPORTUNIDADESLos moluscos pertenecen al segundo phylum animal más diverso en términos del número de especies. Sin considerar el hábitat marino, se estima que existen aproximadamente 25.000... Read More →

Conveners
avatar for Emanuel Grassi

Emanuel Grassi

Director General, Instituto Misionero de Biodiverisdad (IMiBio)
Dr. Emanuel Grassi - Es Doctor en Ciencia Biológicas de la UBA, Director General Ejecutivo del Instituto Misionero de Biodiversidad.Desde 2017 ha comenzado a trabajar en proyectos de extensión, valorización y conservación, de especies de la Fauna, Flora y Funga de la Selva Paranaense... Read More →
avatar for Erik Ruuth

Erik Ruuth

Scientific Coordinator, IMiBio
I am interested in the impact on Health of Biodiversity and climate change, and how to mitigate and heal changes. In other words, I see HEALTH as a wide concept that involves all our entire environment going from the organic to inorganic and how they interact.The translation of scientific... Read More →
avatar for María Florencia Restelli

María Florencia Restelli

Researcher, Instituto Misionero de Biodiversidad



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Wednesday September 21, 2022 9:00am - 2:00pm EDT
Online
  Biodiversity / Environment, Biodiversity

10:00am EDT

(REF 21712) Global Biodiversity Day – Discussion panel
Biodiversity plays a critical role for human health and well-being, economic prosperity, food safety and security, and other important areas necessary for the individual and collective wellness of all human societies.


Conservationists, political leaders, civil society, the business community, indigenous peoples and local communities, youth and other key stakeholders, are all called to safeguard life on earth with dramatically increased and coordinated action. Today, more than ever, it is clear that reversing biodiversity loss requires action and collective efforts from all segments of society.


This event will be the opening for a series of sessions to be held in the framework of the Global Biodiversity Day within the Science Summit UNGA77. This panel will feature a lively discussion on the status of some specific standards and frameworks developed to provide tools and inform actions, policies and decisions to reverse the biodiversity loss globally. Topics such as Nature-based solutions, ecological restoration, the Sustainable Use Assessment of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) and the Post 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework will serve to guide the discussion on where we are in the context of these instruments and tools, what are their main contributions and the challenges we are still facing in terms of biodiversity loss.


We will have an exceptional pool of experts composed of: Jon Paul Rodriguez, Chair, IUCN Species Survival Commission (Moderator); Ángela Andrade, Chair, IUCN Commission on Ecosystem Management; Sonia Peña Moreno, Director of the International Policy Centre at IUCN; Gabriela Lichtenstein, IUCN SSC Regional Vice-Chair for South and Mesoamerica and Researcher at Na