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Thursday, September 29
 

8:00am EDT

(REF 29026) Achieving Health for All and Meeting the Sustainable Development Goals Through Inclusive Research and Development and Equitable Access: Best Practices and Lessons Learned
Nearly three years after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the critical importance of investing in biomedical research and development (R&D) to achieve Health for All has become more apparent than ever. New, effective vaccines were developed with unprecedented speed thanks to a level of global investment and collaboration in R&D that matched the urgency of the crisis. However, these remarkable efforts also exposed serious gaps in equitable access to health tools, technologies, and services, which have had a negative impact on key areas of development. The lesson is clear: investing in both biomedical innovation and equitable access is necessary to achieve Health for All, which in turn is a driver for sustainable development. Join us for an interactive discussion on how good practices in innovation are contributing to the achievement of the third Sustainable Development Goal, and the solutions needed to support sustainable and expanded scientific collaborations. The session will end with a Q&A.

This event is co-organized by
Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiativeMedicines for Malaria Venture, and TB Alliance.

Moderator
avatar for Boghuma Kabisen Titanji

Boghuma Kabisen Titanji

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Emory University
Boghuma Kabisen Titanji is a Cameroonian born physician-scientist and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Emory University in Atlanta. She obtained her MD from the University of Yaoundé I in Cameroon where she worked as a medical officer after graduating, before pursuing postgraduate... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Lucard

Andrea Lucard

Executive Vice-President, Medicines for Malaria Venture
Andrea is the Executive Director of Corporate Affairs at Medicines for Malaria Venture. In addition to leading donor relations, communications, and advocacy for MMV, she also runs the operational and cross-functional teams connecting MMV’s business model to its organizational impact... Read More →
avatar for Soumya Swaminathan

Soumya Swaminathan

Chief Scientist, World Health Organization (WHO)
Dr Soumya Swaminathan is Chief Scientist at the World Health Organization (WHO). She previous served as WHO's Deputy Director-General for Programmes. A paediatrician from India and a globally recognized researcher on tuberculosis and HIV, she brings with her 30 years of experience... Read More →
avatar for Anna Doubell

Anna Doubell

COO, Policy Cures Research
Anna is the Chief Operating Officer and Director of Data, Systems and Operations at Policy Cures Research, an independent global health research and policy organisation that is responsible for the G-FINDER project, which reports annually on the state of funding for R&D for neglected... Read More →
avatar for Norbert Ndjeka

Norbert Ndjeka

Chief Director of TB Control and Management, National Department of Health, South Africa
Dr. Norbert Ndjeka has been the Director, Drug-Resistant TB, TB & HIV at the National Department of Health in South Africa since May 2009. His vision is to strengthen the programmatic and clinical management of Drug-Resistant TB (DR-TB). Under his leadership, there has been a decline... Read More →
avatar for Mel Spigelman

Mel Spigelman

President and CEO, TB Alliance
Dr. Spigelman is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Global Alliance for TB Drug Development (TB Alliance), and a Member of its Board of Directors. Prior to being appointed President and CEO in 2009, Dr. Spigelman served for five and a half years as the Director of Research... Read More →
avatar for Luis Pizarro

Luis Pizarro

Executive Director, Drugs for Neglected Diseases initative
Dr Luis Pizarro has led the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) since September 2022. He joined DNDi in June 2022 as Special Advisor and incoming Executive Director.Dr Pizarro is a medical doctor and global health leader. He also serves as founder and member of the Global... Read More →
avatar for Osamu Kunii

Osamu Kunii

CEO, Global Health Innovative Technology Fund (GHIT Fund)
Dr. Osamu Kunii, MD, Ph.D., MPH, is currently serving as CEO and Executive Director of the Global Health Innovative Technology Fund (GHIT), which promotes R&D of therapeutics, diagnostics and vaccines against infectious diseases such as neglected tropical diseases, tuberculosis and... Read More →
avatar for Marcus Vinícius Guimarães de Lacerda

Marcus Vinícius Guimarães de Lacerda

Infectious Disease Physician and Public Health Specialist, Tropical Medicine Foundation Dr. Heitor Vieira Dourado (FMT- HVD) and Leônidas and Maria Deane Institute (ILMD/Fiocruz Amazonia)
Marcus Lacerda is a practicing physician, expert in Infectious Diseases, at the Tropical Medicine Foundation Dr. Heitor Vieira Dourado, researcher with Leônidas and Maria Deane Institute, professor of the Graduate Program on Tropical Medicine (Amazonas State University) and adjunct... Read More →
avatar for Radha Rangarajan

Radha Rangarajan

Director, Central Drug Research Institute, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Uttar Pradesh, India
Dr Radha Rangarajan has been actively involved in translational research and product development in the public health arena for the last two decades. Working closely at the interface between academia, start-ups and industry, her experiences span the drug discovery, diagnostics and... Read More →
avatar for Maurine Murenga

Maurine Murenga

Executive Director, Lean On Me Foundation
Maurine has been living with HIV openly since the early 2000s. At that time, there was little access to treatment in Kenya and a lot of stigma around the disease. In 2002, she was expecting her first child, but could not access vertical transmission services; her son contracted HIV... Read More →


Thursday September 29, 2022 8:00am - 9:30am EDT
Online

8:00am EDT

(REF 29100) Compostaje Comunitario: Experiencias en Latino América
Compostaje Comunitario: Experiencias en América Latina
Moderador: Ing. Paula Álvarez - Instituto Misionero de Biodiversidad
Expositores: Ing. Violeta Silbert Voldman, Mgtr. Ing. Pamela Natan, Mgtr. Ing. Marcos José de Abreu, Clara Espínola.

La presente propuesta se fundamenta en las siguientes consideraciones, en línea con los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible 2030:
  • El proceso de compostaje comunitario aporta a que las ciudades, municipios y los distintos asentamientos humanos sean más inclusivos, seguros, resilientes y sostenibles. Esta propuesta contribuye con acciones al ODS 11 “Ciudades y comunidades sostenibles”. 
  • El compost constituye una fuente de materia orgánica, vital para el suelo, aportando humedad, aire y nutrientes. Transformándose ésta en un soporte para el mantenimiento de la fertilidad del suelo y, consecuentemente, para la producción agrícola sostenible. Contribuyendo mediante la conservación de los microorganismos del suelo al ODS 15 “Vida de ecosistemas terrestres”. 
  • El compost como un producto de alto valor agregado, es económicamente viable y ayuda a los agricultores a mejorar la productividad de sus suelos y sus ingresos. Apoyando el crecimiento económico inclusivo y sostenible, el empleo y el trabajo decente para todos, en línea con el ODS 8 “Trabajo decente y crecimiento económico”.
Considerando la importancia de dar a conocer las estrategias para la implementación de esta modalidad de gestión de la fracción compostable de los residuos, contaremos en este panel con la ponencia de especialistas en la temática, quienes fomentan el Compostaje en sus diferentes escalas en Argentina, Brasil y Paraguay.


Moderator
avatar for Paula Alvarez

Paula Alvarez

Ingeniera en Alimentos, Instituto Misionero de Biodiversidad
Ingeniera en Alimentos por la Universidad Nacional de Misiones (UNaM). Estudiante de la Maestría en Política y Gestión de la Seguridad Alimentaria por la Universidad Nacional de Rosario (UNR).Se desempeña en el Instituto Misionero de Biodiversidad (IMiBio) ubicado en Puerto Iguaz... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Violeta Silbert

Violeta Silbert

Violeta Silbert. (ARG)Ingeniera Agrónoma egresada de la Facultad de Ciencias Agropecuarias de la Universidad Nacional de Córdoba. Especializada en Producción Orgánica y Agroecológica de alimentos de proximidad.Integra el Departamento de Química Analítica y Residuos Urbanos... Read More →
avatar for Pamela Carolina Natan

Pamela Carolina Natan

Pamela Carolina Natan. (ARG)Ingeniera en recursos naturales y medio ambiente por la Universidad Nacional de Salta y Magíster en gestión de residuos sólidos urbanos por el ENGEES de Estrasburgo, Francia. Co-autora y editora de publicaciones de divulgación en relación con la bioconstrucción... Read More →
avatar for Marcos José de Abreu

Marcos José de Abreu

Marcos José de Abreu. (BR)Marquito es ingeniero agrónomo, maestro en agroecosistemas y concejal de Florianópolis desde hace seis años. A través del Mandato Agroecológico, propuso y aprobó leyes innovadoras que se convirtieron en referencias en Brasil y en el mundo - como la... Read More →
avatar for Clara Espínola

Clara Espínola

Directora, Paraguay Composta
Clara Espínola. (PY)Paraguaya. Lic. en Contabilidad Pública. Emprendedora, 28 años. Fundadora de Paraguay Composta, creado en septiembre del 2020, un emprendimiento que tiene como misión promover el compostaje a nivel nacional e internacional. Actualmente realizamos actividades... Read More →


Thursday September 29, 2022 8:00am - 10:00am EDT
Online

8:00am EDT

(REF 29392) Moving from research to Innovation - Preparation steps to start a successful business
As an innovation and entrepreneurship expert, in my practice, I segment the business journey into 2 steps: the preparation phase and the 3years after the business establishment.
In this know-how event, I am discussing the preparation phase and how can a future entrepreneur prepare for success. In detail, I will discuss:
- how to choose a winning business idea;
- how do you set up a budget for the business;
-fundamental knowledge required before starting a business (knowledge that will help even after starting it);
- general tips for better business management;

This is a hands-on experience so be ready to ask questions, take notes, and solve the exercises through the sessions. You can email me the questions even after the session for more in-depth feedback. If there is anything you would like to share even before the session, do not hesitate to get in touch via Linkedin. 
Your knowledge-based business journey starts here. Are you ready for it?

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Let's connect and keep in touch. You can find me via LinkedIn or email at pauceanu@hotmail.com.


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 →


Thursday September 29, 2022 8:00am - 10:00am EDT
Online

8:00am EDT

(REF 29278) Sudan Sciences session: Contribution of the scientific community towards the SDGs - Convened by the National Council for Research
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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82670909939?pwd=M0hqZUN5cGI4Rk9ma2lzUnBZUU5BUT09

Country Strategic Context:
Sudan is characterised by diversity in population structure, ethnic groups, ecosystems, habitats, natural resources and agro-regions, and freshwater and marine ecosystems. The ecological zones from north to south that include Desert, Semi-desert, Woodland Savanna, Flood region and Mountain vegetation shape the traditional population's agricultural and economic activities and social fabrics and culture. Being in the central dryland of North-East Africa, the country is highly stressed by the global environmental issues of climate change, desertification, and loss of biodiversity. These problems are confounded and aggravated by economic problems, climate vulnerability, environmental degradation, management of natural resources, displaced people, and refugees from neighbouring countries.

In the past few years, the country has witnessed significant political, economic and social changes and challenges with great impacts on attaining the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The country is among the low-income category in 2020, ranked 168th of 189 countries on the Human Development Index (2019) and ranked 140th of 159 countries in the UNDP Gender Inequality Index. Young people constitute 23 per cent of the total population, and 55 per cent are poor. In addition, it is rated 112th of 119 countries in the Global Hunger Index for 2019, indicating fragile food and nutrition security and widespread undernourishment. Civil wars and famine in neighbouring countries of South Sudan, Eritrea and Ethiopia have caused many refugees to seek safety in Sudan, putting pressure on already strained resources, especially in Border States.

Internal conflicts often occur between tribes over access to natural resources. COVID-19 and health issues have accelerated impacts on the economy, health and production of field crops cultivated by small-scale farmers.

Sudanese economy is highly dependent on agriculture, which employs 43 per cent of the labour force and 34 per cent of GDP. Although the sector operates below potential, a diverse range of raw material crops are exported, including cotton, sesame, gum Arabic, groundnuts, sorghum, hibiscus, melon seeds and livestock. The traditional rainfed sector covers about 9 million hectares and includes the poorest and most vulnerable farmers. Yields are low and vulnerable to climate change. Postharvest processing and value addition are far below potential. Contrary to the situation of rainfed agriculture, access to water resources from the Nile River for irrigation enables intensive agriculture and better access to rural finance, input and extension services.

Highlights of Sudan presentation:

The scientific research and studies in Sudan address the country’s national development plan and response mechanisms. Under the above conditions, challenges and limited resources, the scientific community at the research centres and universities have conducted scientific research and studies for the advancement of science that is directly linked to attaining the SDGs. Considerable research was conducted and is currently underway in the field of agriculture, forestry and livestock and food security and safety in terms of cultural operations, production aspects and genetic resources. In addition, environmental and sustainable management of natural resources was high on the research agenda. Health and preventative measures are the focus of medical research. Water management, harvesting and treatment are high in the research agenda. Gender and social safeguards have received considerable attention and focus with significant progress as related to the SDGs.Accordingly, Sudan’s presentation will touch on the scientific contributions toward the SDGs on the following research areas:
Proposed Topics
General: 
Sudan Natural resources ; State of art.
  • Sudan's state of environment and outlook
  • The contribution of nuclear technology in achieving the SDGs in Sudan
  • Sudan Biodiversity
  • Food security                                                     
  • Utilisation of research and innovation to achieve SDGs 2, 3,15and 17.
  • Bio farming, an approach  to ensure green environment sustainability
Sudan Health; Adoption of one health concept to achieve SDG 
Participating organisations:
  • National Center for Research, NCR
  • Higher Council for Environment and Natural Resources, HCENR
  • Sudan Atomic energy commission
  • University of Khartoum
  • Federal Ministry of Health

Speakers
avatar for Ammar Mohammed Elamin Hassan

Ammar Mohammed Elamin Hassan

Associate Professor, Human Physiology and Cancer Biology, Sudan Atomic Energy Commission
Basically, I am a researcher in Human Physiology (Endocrinology) and Cancer Biology. However, as professional project management analyst (MBA), I am currently playing the role of National Liaison Assistant to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Arab Atomic Energy Agency... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Hanan Ibrahim Mudawi

Dr. Hanan Ibrahim Mudawi

Associate Professor, National Center for Research
Dr Hanan Ibrahim Mudawi: Are an Associate Professor in biopesticides and plant pathology currently working at the department of Bio-pesticides and Bio-fertilizers, Environment, Natural Resources and Desertification Research Institute, National Center for Research, Khartoum, Sudan... Read More →
avatar for Essam Warrag

Essam Warrag

Faculty of forestry, University of Khartoum
Essam Ibrahim WarragTree BiologyFaculty of forestryUniversity of Khartoum
avatar for Randa H. Elsalahi

Randa H. Elsalahi

INSTITUTE DIRECTOR, National Center for Research
Dr. Randa H. Elsalahi graduate of Faculty of Agriculture (biochemistry), has an MSc in soil microbiologyand did her PhD in microbiology (Faculty of Science-botany) at University of                      Khartoum. She joined the National Center for Research (NCR) as a research... Read More →
avatar for Azza Zeinelabdin Karrar

Azza Zeinelabdin Karrar

Professor, University of Khartoum, Sudan
Azza Zeinelabdin Karrar is an assistant professor at the information technology department, Faculty of Mathematical Sciences and Informatics, University of Khartoum, Khartoum, Sudan. She received her Ph.D. degree in Information Systems from the Universiti Tecknologi Malaysia (UTM... Read More →
avatar for Eltayb Abdellatef

Eltayb Abdellatef

Plant Biotechnology Scientist, Commission for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, National Center for Research, Khartoum, Sudan
Dr. Eltayb Abdellatef, Plant Biotechnology Scientist, Commission for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering, National Center for Research, Khartoum, Sudan. Actively contributing to harnessing the applications of advanced biotechnology for meeting agricultural development challenges... Read More →
avatar for Zeinab A. Osman

Zeinab A. Osman

Director, National Center for Research
Professor Zeinab A. Osman obtained her B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from University of Khartoum and her PhD from University of Lorraine (former Nancy 1) , France in Science and Industrial Technologies and Postdoc in polymers at School of Chemistry, Wits University, South Africa. She joined... Read More →


Thursday September 29, 2022 8:00am - 10:00am EDT
Online

9:00am EDT

(REF 29250) The key for a successful UN’s Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework - standards for measuring biodiversity with molecular tools. Keynote by Professor Florian Leese University Duisburg-Essen - convened by SYKE.
Keynote lecture: 
Uncovering & tracing global species diversity with genetic tools: What’s next?



Speakers
avatar for Florian Leese

Florian Leese

University Professor, University of Duisburg-Essen
Aquatic biodiversity developing and applying genetic tools to study how biodiversity changes in space and time. Expert on DNA and eDNA metabarcoding. Former Chair of EU COST (Cooperation in Science and Technology) Action DNAqua-Net, CA15219 (https://dnaqua.net). An inter- and transdisciplinary... Read More →

Conveners
avatar for Kristian Meissner

Kristian Meissner

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 →


Thursday September 29, 2022 9:00am - 9:50am EDT
Hybrid
  Biodiversity / Environment, Biodiversity

9:00am EDT

(REF 29251) Calestous Juma Legacy Foundation Essay Competition Award - Uplifting young African minds for development in Africa’s mineral resource sector
 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86961683685?pwd=QlQzQWJMU0Rvd1BpbnVEZDd1bXpwQT09

Background:
Minerals Africa Development Institution (MADI), is a “youth-centric” social enterprise  dedicated to finding home-grown opportunities and solutions to the challenges that plague Africa’s mineral resource sector. MADI’s youth programmes include our inaugural Calestous Juma Essay Competition aimed at improving creative thinking among the youth, Africa Youth for Development and Industry Symposium (AY4DI) as well as the MADI Youth Corps  programme which have the shared vision of investing in the young African mind to endow it with the right tools to foster advancement across the board.
 Our session will feature:
 Awarding session for the Calestous Juma Essay competition
Plenary Session with Guest Speakers
Launch of the MADI--AY4DI programme
Proposed Agenda:
The session opens with a Welcome note from the Board Chairman MADI
A brief introduction to the session by the moderator, Mr. Les Brown) 
Plenary session with 5 guests followed by a Q&A session
Calestous Juma Legacy Foundation Essay Competition Award Launch of the MADI - Kwitonda Charlotte
AY4DI programme and announcement of dates of main conference in Zambia 3rd-4th February 2023 by Mr. Les Brown and Mrs. Angela Mulenga
Closing of the session with closing remarks from CEO ,MADI
Guest Speakers:
Mr. Innocent Kawoya - CEO HiPipo (Runs Women in FitTech Uganda) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUVe2rnLXiI
Professor Boateng Onwona-Agyeman, Provost, College of Basic and the Applied Sciences University of Ghana. 
Kimberley Beaton (PhD) - Laboratory Manager at University of the Witwatersrand, Wits School of Geosciences Johannesburg South Africa
Johanna Lawson-Dick - PR and integrated communications agency specializing in the Technology and Healthcare sectors. She has also completed internships at a Think Tank and with a strategic communications consultancy firm. https://thoburns.com/team
Mrs. Treasure Maphanga - CEO, African Electronic Trade Group (AeTrade)

Speakers
avatar for Treasure Maphanga

Treasure Maphanga

CEO,, African Electronic Trade Group (AeTrade)
avatar for Johanna Lawson-Dick

Johanna Lawson-Dick

Account Executive, Thoburns
Johanna joined Thoburns in September 2021 as an Account Executive having graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2020 with a degree in Politics and American Studies. Prior to joining Thoburns, Johanna worked for a PR and integrated communications agency specialising in the... Read More →
avatar for Innocent Kawoya

Innocent Kawoya

CEO, HiPipo
avatar for Boateng Onwona‐Agyeman

Boateng Onwona‐Agyeman

Provost, College of Basic and the Applied Sciences University of Ghana

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 →


Thursday September 29, 2022 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
Online

9:00am EDT

(REF 29781) A brighter Future in Learning Strategies in Higher Education: an inspiring experience from biomedical field
Recent progress has been made in encouraging students to take an active role in their learning in higher education, providing perspectives for them to actively participate in this process, through critical reflection and analysis of topics.
Considering the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals, this session aims to discuss the added value of active learning strategies and creative ways of engaging students to appreciate Science. Sharing experiences to dynamize the class and engage students, encouraging critical thinking and improving their learning experience will be discussed. This session also addresses the point of view of the students' perspective, in particular major strengths, and weaknesses.
Therefore, the implementation of combined active methodologies as the World Café learning method, problem-based learning, mentored projects, oriented to the student’s independent work and active learning are in progress within the biomedical field. In addition, the Collaborative Online International Learning initiative, based on the involvement of teachers and students, with different geographical origins, language, and culture, for the development of collaborative teaching and learning experiences using online communication tools aims to promote an additional opportunity to complement the development of technical-scientific skills.
As a key message, several promising experiences increasing the dynamism of classes will be shared, although a constant effort is required by the two players (teachers and students) in developing cooperative and collaborative work skills and improving new learning methods in the biomedical field. Also important is to consider learning breaks, with the inclusion of physical activity to promote students’ well-being, crucial for their academic, professional, and social success.

Moderator
avatar for Maria de Lourdes Pereira

Maria de Lourdes Pereira

Professor, University of Aveiro
MLP got her PhD in Biology at University of Aveiro. With 40 years of experience in teaching and research, she coordinated and taught several subjects in Human Biology, Biopathology and Reproduction. Presently, together with Prof. Margarida Fardilha and Erick Silva, she shared active... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Margarida Fardilha

Margarida Fardilha

Professor, University of Aveiro
MF, graduated in Biochemistry, got her PhD in Biology, and Habilitation in Biomedicine. She taught Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Cell Signaling and Biomedicine in several study cycles. She was Director of Biomedical Sciences (2012-2018) at UA, and responsible for the accreditation... Read More →
avatar for Erick Silva

Erick Silva

Assistant Professor, UNESP
Erick Silva earned his Ph.D. at Sao Paulo Federal University (Brazil; 2005-2009) and completed postdoctoral training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (USA; 2010-2012). He then returned to Brazil as a “CNPq Science without Borders” Young Investigator at the Sao... 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 →


Thursday September 29, 2022 9:00am - 10:30am EDT
Online

9:00am EDT

(REF 29500) Conservación de especies: Fronteras en la reproducción asistida en la conservación de especies
Fronteras en la reproducción asistida en la conservación de especies
Clonación e ISCI en especies felinas nuestro primeros experiencia de especies silvestres
Daniel Salamone DVM, MSCI, PhD, Profesor en la facultad de Agronomía UBA los trabajos que se presentarán en chita, tigre, leopardo ya han sido publicados en las revistas “Reproduccion” y Reprod in Domest Anim
Fecundación in vitro heteroespecífica y complementación trofoblástica en felinos silvestres de la argentina
Matteo Duque.  Medico Vet, Profesor en la Universidad Facultad de Ciencias Agrarias, Politécnico Colombiano Jaime Isaza Cadavid, Medellín, Colombia.  Presentará .los resultados en Gato montes, Puma, yaguareté publicado en el congreso de la IETS en Tailandia, New Orleans y NY, y en la revista “Reproduction”
Desarrollo de la fecundacion in vitro en especies no tradicionales de la familia bovidae usando hibridos de búfalo
Veronica Gorlieri Licenciada en biología Becaria CONICET, dodente FAUBA, presentara resultados fueron recientemente presentados Sociedad brasilera de tecnología embrionaria en Foz Iguaçu
Clonación de Yak como modelo en la re introducción de especies
Minerva Yauri Felipe Ing Zootec.  MSci Becaria CONICET docente FAUBA. Presentara resultados presentados oralmente en el congresode la IETS en e NY en 2020 y en el congreso virtual 2021, asi como poster en el congreso Internacional Congress Animal Reproduction (ICAR) de Bolonia, 

Speakers
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Daniel Salamone

Full Professor, Facultad de Agronomía, Universidad de Buenos Aires Argentina

Conveners
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 →


Thursday September 29, 2022 9:00am - 11:00am EDT

9:00am EDT

(REF 29255) Funding for basic science in the age of rapid global change: opportunities for maximizing impact
Basic science is a critical ingredient of our sustainable future. Advancing understanding of the fundamental workings of nature not only enriches our lives but also creates the basis for solutions that enable human society to thrive and co-exist with nature. A diverse group of science funders will discuss how their individual and joint efforts can best drive basic science forward. The panel will explore issues such as: the tension between support for science with long time horizon and the urgent need for science-based solutions to global problems, challenges and opportunities for improved cooperation among funders, support for open and inclusive science, and opportunities for facilitating knowledge-to-action transitions. Ongoing investment in basic science is just one of the strategies that will increase opportunities for discoveries that may help the world meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Moderator
avatar for Dr. Dusan Pejakovic

Dr. Dusan Pejakovic

Program Director, Science, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation
Dusan Pejakovic is Program Director in the Science Program of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. Dusan leads the foundation’s Emergent Phenomena in Quantum Systems Initiative (EPiQS), which seeks to advance knowledge of the fundamental organizing principles of complex quantum... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Maria C. Pellegrini

Dr. Maria C. Pellegrini

Executive Director of Programs, W. M. Keck Foundation
Dr. Maria Pellegrini is the Executive Director for Programs at the W.M. Keck Foundation in Los Angeles. She is the former Vice President for Research at Brandeis University and before that was the Program Director for Science and Engineering and the Liberal Arts at the Keck Foundation... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Gregory Gabadadze

Dr. Gregory Gabadadze

MPS Associate Director, Simons Foundation
Greg Gabadadze supports grantmaking in physical sciences in the Mathematics and Physical Sciences Division at the Simons Foundation. He is a Professor of physics, and is serving as the Dean for Sciencein the Faculty of Arts and Science at NYU.
avatar for Dr. Maria Uhle

Dr. Maria Uhle

Program Director for International Activities, US National Science Foundation
Maria Uhle currently serves as the Program Director for International Activities in the Directorate for Geosciences at the National Science Foundation, where she develops mechanisms and agreements to foster international collaboration for global environmental change research through... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Christopher Martin

Dr. Christopher Martin

Director, Physical Sciences, Kavli Foundation
Chris Martin, Ph.D., is the director of physical sciences at the foundation and co-leads the foundation’s Science Program. He also serves as associate vice president of operations. His interests span the continuum from physics to public policy. At The Kavli Foundation he has helped... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Carly Strasser

Dr. Carly Strasser

Program Manager for Open Science, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
Carly is Program Manager for Open Science at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. Throughout her career, she has been an open science advocate, working at the interface of researchers and those who support them. Before CZI, Carly held positions at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, the... Read More →
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Dr. Matthew Walhout

Vice President Natural Sciences, John Templeton Foundation
As Vice President for Natural Sciences at the John Templeton Foundation, Dr. Matthew Walhout oversees four grantmaking departments: Culture & Global Perspectives, Life Sciences, Math & Physical Sciences, and Philosophy & Theology. Prior to joining the Foundation, he served for more... Read More →

Conveners
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 →


Thursday September 29, 2022 9:00am - 11:00am EDT
Online

9:00am EDT

(REF 29257) CSIR’s Biomanufacturing Strategy, a catalyst for Bio-Entrepreneurship and building a sustainable Bio-economy – Convened by CSIR, South Africa
The South African Bio-economy Strategy outlines a vision where South Africa’s bio-economy is a significant contributor to the country’s socio-economic development through the creation and growth of new industries. Investment in infrastructure and innovation are crucial drivers of economic growth and development. We believe the challenges can be addressed by focussing on SMEs development and support as the main vehicle of economic growth. There is a strong focus on re-industrialization, import replacement with locally manufactured products and increasing competitiveness of local industries through the development of innovative knowledge products, processes and relevant skills in support of SMEs and established industry in the biomanufacturing sector. The CSIR has a number of industry facing centres that foster innovation and entrepreneurship. These include bioprocessing, biocatalysis, and biorefinery technologies exploits an open innovation model that provides access to the CSIR’s infrastructure and resources to enable technological advances that create and sustain industries and promote job creation. This session will explore the capabilities and offerings at the CSIR that offers a viable model that stimulates and supports the biomanufacturing industry in South Africa and the continent. More broadly the content of this session speaks directly to various sustainability development goals such as:
  • Responsible consumption and Production,
  • Good Health and well-being
  • Sustainable cities and communities
  • Climate Action
  • Food security
Also, South Africa was one of the early supporters of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and this commitment is intertwined with its contribution to setting Africa’s long-term development goals.

Session Agenda:
  • Welcome and Opening Keynote (15 min)
  • Advanced Chemistry and Lifesciences Division at CSIR-   Dr Dusty Gardiner
  • National Initiatives aimed at supporting a Bio-economy (15 min presentations)
  • The Biomanufacturing Industry Development Centre – From pilot to established programme - Ms Lara Kotze-Jacobs, Programme Manager
  • The Industrial Biocatalysis Hub-brining industry and academia closer- Dr Lucia Steenkamp, Director of the IBH
  • Bioprocess Technology Development: Assisting SME’s to transform “Concept to Commercial” reality – Dr Santosh Ramchuran, Research Group Leader for Bioprocessing
  •  Biorefinery Industry Development Centre- the CSIRs support of the circular economy – Dr Viren Chunilall, acting Research Group Leader
  •  
  • Participants Q & A (20 min)
  • Virtual Tour and closer (8min)

Speakers
avatar for Tsepo Tsekoa

Tsepo Tsekoa

Chief Researcher, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) South Africa


Thursday September 29, 2022 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Online

9:00am EDT

(REF 29260 - IN-PERSON - Hybrid) Cervical cancer as a revealing example of worldwide disparities in cancer prevention and care - Convened by Institut Curie, Paris, France

8th Scientific Summit of the 77th General Assembly of the United Nations 77 (SSUNGA77)
Latin America Group of the SSUNGA77 Sept. 13 to Sept. 30, 2022 New York, USA

Venue
Permanent Mission of France to the United Nations
245 East, 47th Street - 44th floor
New York, NY, 10017
USA
 
Cervical cancer as a revealing example of worldwide disparities in cancer prevention and care
 
Sept. 29, 2022
Organizers:
Prof. Christophe Le Tourneau, Head of the Department of Drug Development and Innovation, Institut Curie, Paris, France
Prof. Fabrice Lecuru, Head of Gynaecological Surgery, Department of Surgery, Institut Curie, Paris, France
Dr. Maud Kamal, Head of the Scientific Coordination Unit, Department of Drug Development and Innovation, Institut Curie, Paris, France
Participants:
Dr. Carolina Wiesner, Director, Instituto Nacional de Cancerología de Colombia, Bogota, Colombia
Dr. Partha Basu, Deputy Head, Early Detection, Prevention & Infections Branch, WHO, International Agency for Research & Cancer, Lyon, France
Prof. Hussein Kidanto, Associate Dean, Aga Khan University, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Prof. Aljosa Mandic, Head of Gynaecology Oncology Department and President of Serbian Society of Gynaecology Oncology, Oncology Institute of Vojvodina, Novi Sad, Serbia
 

 
Cancer is one of the most important public health problem with an increasing incidence. Huge disparities in prevention and care exist across regions of the world. Acting on these disparities would significantly decrease cancer incidence and mortality. Cervical cancer is a compelling example, since prevention and high quality care dramatically reduce its incidence and mortality.
Cervical cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death in women worldwide. Half a million of women per year are diagnosed with cervical cancer worldwide, and 270,000 women die from cervical cancer every year. In countries with adequate screening practices, the incidence and mortality rates of cervical cancer have been stable over the last years with a low mortality to incidence ratio. The mortality remains however high in populations with inadequate or absent screening practices. Incidence and mortality levels due to cervical cancer vary according to geographical regions. In the extended European Union, mortality rates are much higher in Central and Eastern countries. Rates also largely differ between Northern America and South America.
More recently, vaccination approaches against the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) have been shown effective in reducing the incidence of cervical cancer that is most of time induced by the HPV. Large differences also exist across the globe in terms of access, political incentives and populations’ willingness to vaccination against HPV.
Finally, novel immunotherapeutics have been developed to fight advanced cervical cancer, with an access in a very limited number of countries. Overall, cervical cancer is one of the most revealing example of worldwide disparities in cancer prevention and care, with one or the other being true for other cancers.
During our session, we will provide an overview on global and local prevention strategies related to cervical cancer worldwide and discuss new therapeutic approaches and advances in translational research in this field. Speakers with epidemiological, medical, and social backgrounds from France, Colombia, WHO, Tanzania, and Serbia will participate in this session.

Speakers
avatar for Partha Basu

Partha Basu

Deputy Head Early Detection, Prevention & Infections Branch, WHO, IARC, Lyon France
Dr. Partha Basu is presently the Acting Head of Cancer Early Detection, Prevention & Infection Branch at International Agency for Research on Cancer, which is the specialized cancer agency of the World Health Organization. Dr. Basu is an MD in gynecology and PhD in clinical oncology... Read More →
avatar for Maud Kamal

Maud Kamal

Scientific manager, Dept of Drug Development & Innovation, Institut Curie
Maud Kamal, PhD is the scientific manager of the department of Drug Development and Innovation (D3i) at Institut Curie. She heads the scientific coordination unit of the department in charge of precision medicine projects and Institut Curie Molecular Tumour Board. Following a BSc... Read More →
avatar for Hussein Kidanto

Hussein Kidanto

Associate Dean, Aga Khan University, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Hussein Lesio Kidanto is a Tanzanian medical doctor. He graduated from School of Medicine, University of Marmara, Turkey (1992), and University of Dar es salaam (2000) and holds a PhD in Public Health from Umea University, Sweden (2009), on “Quality of perinatal care through clinical... Read More →
avatar for Fabrice Lecuru

Fabrice Lecuru

Head of Gynaecologic Oncologic Surgery, Institut Curie, Paris, France
Fabrice LECURU (MD,PhD) is the medical and scientific manager of surgical gynecologic oncology at Institut Curie. Following a residency in obstetrics and gynecology, he obtained a National Diploma in 1991. He did a fellowship (1991-1995), became a Praticien Hospitalo-Universitaire... Read More →
avatar for Aljoša Mandić

Aljoša Mandić

Head of Gynaecology Oncology Department, Institute of Vojvodina, Novi Sad, Serbia
Prof. Aljoša Mandić is a the Head of Gynecology at the Oncology Institute of Vojvodina, Serbia and full professor at the University of Novi Sad and the University of Istočno Sarajevi, Bosnia and Hercegovina. He is President of the Serbian Society of Gynecological Oncology. During... Read More →
avatar for Christophe Le Tourneau

Christophe Le Tourneau

Head of the Dept of Drug Development & innovation, Institut Curie, Paris, France
Christophe Le Tourneau is senior Medical Oncologist at the Institut Curie and Professor of Medicine at Paris-Saclay University. He is heading the Department of Drug Development and Innovation (D3i), as well as the Head and Neck Clinic. Christophe is leading the early phase clinical... Read More →
avatar for Carolina Wiesner

Carolina Wiesner

Director, Instituto Nacional de Cancerología de Colombia, Bogota, Colombia

Conveners
avatar for Maud Kamal

Maud Kamal

Scientific manager, Dept of Drug Development & Innovation, Institut Curie
Maud Kamal, PhD is the scientific manager of the department of Drug Development and Innovation (D3i) at Institut Curie. She heads the scientific coordination unit of the department in charge of precision medicine projects and Institut Curie Molecular Tumour Board. Following a BSc... Read More →
avatar for Fabrice Lecuru

Fabrice Lecuru

Head of Gynaecologic Oncologic Surgery, Institut Curie, Paris, France
Fabrice LECURU (MD,PhD) is the medical and scientific manager of surgical gynecologic oncology at Institut Curie. Following a residency in obstetrics and gynecology, he obtained a National Diploma in 1991. He did a fellowship (1991-1995), became a Praticien Hospitalo-Universitaire... Read More →
avatar for Christophe Le Tourneau

Christophe Le Tourneau

Head of the Dept of Drug Development & innovation, Institut Curie, Paris, France
Christophe Le Tourneau is senior Medical Oncologist at the Institut Curie and Professor of Medicine at Paris-Saclay University. He is heading the Department of Drug Development and Innovation (D3i), as well as the Head and Neck Clinic. Christophe is leading the early phase clinical... Read More →



Thursday September 29, 2022 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Permanent Mission of France to the United Nations 245 East, 47th Street - 44th floor New York, NY, 10017 USA

9:00am EDT

(REF 29260 - ONLINE) Cervical cancer as a revealing example of worldwide disparities in cancer prevention and care - Convened by Institut Curie, Paris, France
8th Scientific Summit of the 77th General Assembly of the United Nations 77 (SSUNGA77)
Latin America Group of the SSUNGA77 Sept. 13 to Sept. 30, 2022 New York, USA

Venue
Permanent Mission of France to the United Nations
245 East, 47th Street - 44th floor
New York, NY, 10017
USA
 
Cervical cancer as a revealing example of worldwide disparities in cancer prevention and care
 
Sept. 29, 2022
Organizers:
Prof. Christophe Le Tourneau, Head of the Department of Drug Development and Innovation, Institut Curie, Paris, France
Prof. Fabrice Lecuru, Head of Gynaecological Surgery, Department of Surgery, Institut Curie, Paris, France
Dr. Maud Kamal, Head of the Scientific Coordination Unit, Department of Drug Development and Innovation, Institut Curie, Paris, France
Participants:
Dr. Carolina Wiesner, Director, Instituto Nacional de Cancerología de Colombia, Bogota, Colombia
Dr. Partha Basu, Deputy Head, Early Detection, Prevention & Infections Branch, WHO, International Agency for Research & Cancer, Lyon, France
Prof. Hussein Kidanto, Associate Dean, Aga Khan University, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Prof. Aljosa Mandic, Head of Gynaecology Oncology Department and President of Serbian Society of Gynaecology Oncology, Oncology Institute of Vojvodina, Novi Sad, Serbia
 

 
Cancer is one of the most important public health problem with an increasing incidence. Huge disparities in prevention and care exist across regions of the world. Acting on these disparities would significantly decrease cancer incidence and mortality. Cervical cancer is a compelling example, since prevention and high quality care dramatically reduce its incidence and mortality.
Cervical cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death in women worldwide. Half a million of women per year are diagnosed with cervical cancer worldwide, and 270,000 women die from cervical cancer every year. In countries with adequate screening practices, the incidence and mortality rates of cervical cancer have been stable over the last years with a low mortality to incidence ratio. The mortality remains however high in populations with inadequate or absent screening practices. Incidence and mortality levels due to cervical cancer vary according to geographical regions. In the extended European Union, mortality rates are much higher in Central and Eastern countries. Rates also largely differ between Northern America and South America.
More recently, vaccination approaches against the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) have been shown effective in reducing the incidence of cervical cancer that is most of time induced by the HPV. Large differences also exist across the globe in terms of access, political incentives and populations’ willingness to vaccination against HPV.
Finally, novel immunotherapeutics have been developed to fight advanced cervical cancer, with an access in a very limited number of countries. Overall, cervical cancer is one of the most revealing example of worldwide disparities in cancer prevention and care, with one or the other being true for other cancers.
During our session, we will provide an overview on global and local prevention strategies related to cervical cancer worldwide and discuss new therapeutic approaches and advances in translational research in this field. Speakers with epidemiological, medical, and social backgrounds from France, Colombia, WHO, Tanzania, and Serbia will participate in this session.

Speakers
avatar for Maud Kamal

Maud Kamal

Scientific manager, Dept of Drug Development & Innovation, Institut Curie
Maud Kamal, PhD is the scientific manager of the department of Drug Development and Innovation (D3i) at Institut Curie. She heads the scientific coordination unit of the department in charge of precision medicine projects and Institut Curie Molecular Tumour Board. Following a BSc... Read More →
avatar for Christophe Le Tourneau

Christophe Le Tourneau

Head of the Dept of Drug Development & innovation, Institut Curie, Paris, France
Christophe Le Tourneau is senior Medical Oncologist at the Institut Curie and Professor of Medicine at Paris-Saclay University. He is heading the Department of Drug Development and Innovation (D3i), as well as the Head and Neck Clinic. Christophe is leading the early phase clinical... Read More →
avatar for Fabrice Lecuru

Fabrice Lecuru

Head of Gynaecologic Oncologic Surgery, Institut Curie, Paris, France
Fabrice LECURU (MD,PhD) is the medical and scientific manager of surgical gynecologic oncology at Institut Curie. Following a residency in obstetrics and gynecology, he obtained a National Diploma in 1991. He did a fellowship (1991-1995), became a Praticien Hospitalo-Universitaire... Read More →
avatar for Carolina Wiesner

Carolina Wiesner

Director, Instituto Nacional de Cancerología de Colombia, Bogota, Colombia
avatar for Aljoša Mandić

Aljoša Mandić

Head of Gynaecology Oncology Department, Institute of Vojvodina, Novi Sad, Serbia
Prof. Aljoša Mandić is a the Head of Gynecology at the Oncology Institute of Vojvodina, Serbia and full professor at the University of Novi Sad and the University of Istočno Sarajevi, Bosnia and Hercegovina. He is President of the Serbian Society of Gynecological Oncology. During... Read More →
avatar for Hussein Kidanto

Hussein Kidanto

Associate Dean, Aga Khan University, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Hussein Lesio Kidanto is a Tanzanian medical doctor. He graduated from School of Medicine, University of Marmara, Turkey (1992), and University of Dar es salaam (2000) and holds a PhD in Public Health from Umea University, Sweden (2009), on “Quality of perinatal care through clinical... Read More →
avatar for Partha Basu

Partha Basu

Deputy Head Early Detection, Prevention & Infections Branch, WHO, IARC, Lyon France
Dr. Partha Basu is presently the Acting Head of Cancer Early Detection, Prevention & Infection Branch at International Agency for Research on Cancer, which is the specialized cancer agency of the World Health Organization. Dr. Basu is an MD in gynecology and PhD in clinical oncology... Read More →

Conveners
avatar for Maud Kamal

Maud Kamal

Scientific manager, Dept of Drug Development & Innovation, Institut Curie
Maud Kamal, PhD is the scientific manager of the department of Drug Development and Innovation (D3i) at Institut Curie. She heads the scientific coordination unit of the department in charge of precision medicine projects and Institut Curie Molecular Tumour Board. Following a BSc... Read More →
avatar for Christophe Le Tourneau

Christophe Le Tourneau

Head of the Dept of Drug Development & innovation, Institut Curie, Paris, France
Christophe Le Tourneau is senior Medical Oncologist at the Institut Curie and Professor of Medicine at Paris-Saclay University. He is heading the Department of Drug Development and Innovation (D3i), as well as the Head and Neck Clinic. Christophe is leading the early phase clinical... Read More →
avatar for Fabrice Lecuru

Fabrice Lecuru

Head of Gynaecologic Oncologic Surgery, Institut Curie, Paris, France
Fabrice LECURU (MD,PhD) is the medical and scientific manager of surgical gynecologic oncology at Institut Curie. Following a residency in obstetrics and gynecology, he obtained a National Diploma in 1991. He did a fellowship (1991-1995), became a Praticien Hospitalo-Universitaire... Read More →



Thursday September 29, 2022 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Online
  Health and Medicine, Health

9:00am EDT

(REF 29258 - Hybrid) The Future of Global Governance Series: Driving Living Labs Adoption Globally - Convened by the European Network of Living Labs

The Future of Global Governance Series: Driving Living Labs Adoption Globally 
 
Session organized in the context of the Science Summit at UNGA77
By the European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL) &
the Center for Global Agenda (CGA) at Unbuilt Labs

Part 1: Hybrid, Flanders House 620 8th Ave. New York, NY 10018 (09h00 - 12h10)
Join virtually via Teams

Part 2: Zoom Virtual Programming (12h30 - 14h00) https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82830245136?pwd=M1NPZXZOWkRKYnhPbHJoQW9qMG5Zdz09 with In-Person Open Discussion and Socials in London (No registration required: 8-9pm BST, Wolfpack, 53 Lonsdale Rd, London NW6 6RA)

Agenda The agenda of this session is organized in two parts both stimulating participants' interaction and participation and ideas interaction.    
Part 1: Showcase and Demonstrate the value of LLs in sustainable development. 

9:00-9:10
Welcome by the Organizer Defining Living Labs and Increasing their efficiency to Sustainable development by networking them:
15 year of the European Network of LLs -ENoLL
Declan Kirrane, Iscintielligence
Evdokimos Kostantinins, Chiar at ENoLL
Martina Desole, Director ENoLL

9:10-9:25 Introducing The Future of Global Governance Series at the Center for Global Agenda (CGA) at Unbuilt Labs
Living Lab principles & methods in science diplomacy for rebuilding trust with underrepresented communities & improving decision-making efficiency. (SDG16: Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions)
Marvin Cheung, Co-Director, Center for Global Agenda (CGA) at Unbuilt Labs
Marguerite Van Cook, Co-Director, Center for Global Agenda (CGA) at Unbuilt Labs

9:25-9:40 The role of living labs in supporting innovative economic policies for Climate Change mitigation & ENoLL’s model of citizen-centric policymaking (SDG 13 Climate change)  
Valentino Piana, HES-SO - Lantern Project9.40-9:55Living Labs enabling Open Innovation Communities & digital transition to improve readiness for sustainable and innovative urban mobility and logistics (SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals in particular)
Georgia Ayfantopoulou Research Director, Center of Research & Technology Hellas, Coordinator of Thessaloniki Smart Mobility Living Lab (ThessM@LL)

9:55-10:10Living Labs to tackle climate change by accelerating the co-development, testing, adoption, dissemination, and monitoring of agriculture Beneficial Management Practices. (SDG15: Life on Land)
François Chrétien, Associate Director Living Labs, Science and Technology Branch, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada / Government of Canada

10.10 -10.25 Başakşehir Living Lab impact on a city and sustainable communities (SDG11: Sustainable Cities and communities)
Yasin Kartoğlu, Mayor of Başakşehir Municipality and Chairman of Başakşehir Living Lab

10.25– 10.40 Eindhoven: transition towards a sustainable city (SDG11: Sustainable Cities and communities)
Suus van Rooijen, Municipality Eindhoven 10:40-10:45 Video presentations
Dingle Hub – Deirdre de Bhailís
ALLIN Australian Network of LL– Gareth Priday

10.45- 11.00 Coffee Break
11:00 -11:45
Round Table Discussion 
Computer Vision Center – Fernando VilariñhoTampere University Of Applied Sciences Ltd – Eveliina Asikainen
INTRAS Foundation – MINDLab – Rosa Almeida
RehabMaLL, McGill University – Eva Kehayia
ThessALL - Evdokimos Kostantinins
Moderator
Martina Desole, Director of ENoLL
11:45-12:10 Q&A and Conclusions

Part 2 (CGA): Forum

Virtual Scheduled Programming (Zoom) https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82830245136?pwd=M1NPZXZOWkRKYnhPbHJoQW9qMG5Zdz09

12:30 – 12:40pm

Center for Global Agenda (CGA)

Recommended UN Action Plan to Close the Compliance Gap, a publication at the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)
Announcing CGA High Level Recommendations and Global Strategy
Marvin Cheung Co-Director, Center for Global Agenda (CGA) at Unbuilt Labs 
Marguerite Van Cook Co-Director, Center for Global Agenda (CGA) at Unbuilt Labs 

12:40 – 1:00pm

Venture Strategy Group (VSG)

Innovators in Residence (IIRs): CGA Recommendations in Practice
IIR Presentation 1: Initiative for Global Sustainable Economies (IGSE)
Dennis Larsen Co-Founder and Director, Initiative for Global Sustainable Economies (IGSE); University Lecturer, BI Norwegian Business School
IIR Presentation 2: Infrastructure for Distributed Research Coordination
Shady El Damaty, Ph.D. President, OpSci; Co-Founder, Holonym

1:00 – 1:20pm

Center for Global Agenda (CGA)

Panel Discussion: Health Policy, Research Infrastructure, and Health for All
Panelists:
Ivy Kwan Arce Board Member, Treatment Action Group (TAG); Research in Action Award (RIAA) Honoree
Rachele Hendricks-Sturrup, DHSc, MSc, MA Research Director, Real World Evidence at Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy 
Steve MacFeely Director of Data and Analytics, World Health Organization (WHO)
Moderators:
Marvin Cheung Co-Director, Center for Global Agenda (CGA) at Unbuilt Labs
Marguerite Van Cook Co-Director, Center for Global Agenda (CGA) at Unbuilt Labs

1:20 – 1:30pm Intermission

1:30 – 1:40pm

Global Consortium for Systems Research (GCSR)

Announcing GCSR 2022-2023 10th Anniversary Strategic Plan
Marvin Cheung Chair, Global Consortium for Systems Research (GCSR)
Keynote presentation: Systems Science
Jim Hall, FREng Professor of Climate and Environmental Risks; Director of Research, School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford

1:40 – 2:00pm

Center for Global Agenda (CGA)

Panel Discussion: Engaging Young Leaders – Sustainable Development Goals, Climate Literacy, and Education
Panelists:
Inez Harker-Schuch, Ph.D. Co-founder, The Planet Academy; Researcher and Environmental Scientist
Lowell Clare, MA, MLA Independent Researcher, Unbuilt Labs Alumni
Samuel Kamau Founder, Ridhika; Founder, The Africa Digital Service; Unbuilt Labs Alumni
Moderators:
Marvin Cheung Co-Director, Center for Global Agenda (CGA) at Unbuilt Labs
Marguerite Van Cook Co-Director, Center for Global Agenda (CGA) at Unbuilt Labs

Speakers
avatar for Martina Desole

Martina Desole

Director, European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL)
avatar for Marvin Cheung

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 →
avatar for Marguerite Van Cook

Marguerite Van Cook

Co-Director, Center for Global Agenda (CGA) at Unbuilt Labs
Marguerite examines the interactions between culture, politics, and the arts. Prior to pursuing a Ph.D. on the History of Political Economics and French, she received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Columbia University. She has extensive experience in political relations... Read More →
avatar for Valentino Piana

Valentino Piana

HES-SO - Lantern Project
Valentino Piana is Senior Academic Associate at the University of Applied Science of Western Switzerland at the Institute of Sustainable Energy. IPCC reviewer, climate economist, he is the Knowledge and Technology Transfer Manager of the Lantern project – a major effort by Living... Read More →
avatar for Georgia Ayfantopoulou

Georgia Ayfantopoulou

Research Director , Center of Research & Technology Hellas, Coordinator of Thessaloniki Smart Mobility Living Lab (ThessM@LL)
 Dr. Georgia Ayfantopoulou, Research Director at the Hellenic Institute of Transport (ΗΙΤ) of CERTH with experience for over 25 years in technology driven transport systems planning, management and optimization.She is coordinating the Thessaloniki Smart Mobility Living Lab (h... Read More →
avatar for Francois Crêtien

Francois Crêtien

Director Living Labs, ,Science and Technology Branch Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
, Since 2017, François has been responsible for the development of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Living Laboratories Initiative aimed at building resilience in agricultural landscape. He has worked with multiple Canadian and international partners is order to develop this new... 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 Yasin Kartoğlu

Yasin Kartoğlu

Mayor of Başakşehir Municipality and Chairman of Başakşehir Living Lab, Başakşehir Municipality, Turkey
, Yasin Kartoğlu is the mayor of Başakşehir Municipality. He completed his primary and secondary education in Istanbul Küçükçekmece and his undergraduate study in İnönü University Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences.Elected as a Member of City Council for AK... Read More →
avatar for Deirdre de Bhailís

Deirdre de Bhailís

Director, Dingle Hub
Deirdre de Bhailís is the manager of the Dingle hub. Her key focus is to build a sustainable community through fostering an ecosystem that supports the creation of enterprise and employment on the Dingle Peninsula. To execute this goal, she drives multiple projects which address... Read More →
avatar for Gareth Priday

Gareth Priday

Director,  ALLIN Australian Network of LL
Gareth is a director of the Australian Living Labs Innovation Network (ALLIN) and is an active practitioner with the Future Self Living Lab hosted by Swinburne University. He is a foresight practitioner with Action Foresight, most recently supporting an 18-nation forum on developing... Read More →
avatar for Fernando Vilariñho

Fernando Vilariñho

Computer Vision Center
Dr. Fernando Vilariño is Associate Director of the Computer Vision Centre and Associate Professor at the Computer Science Department of the Univ. Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain. He is currently lecturing in “Machine Learning”, “Robotics”, “Urban Open Innovation” and “Models... Read More →
EA

Eveliina Asikainen

Tampere University Of Applied Sciences Ltd
 
RA

Rosa Almeida

 INTRAS Foundation – MINDLab
avatar for Evdokimos Konstantinidis,

Evdokimos Konstantinidis,

President, ENoLL
Evdokimos Konstantinidis is the president of European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL). He received his Ph.D. degree in Medical Informatics in 2015. He is member of the ENoLL’s Health Experts Group leading team and he supported the establishment of the Thess-AHALL Living Lab as well... Read More →



Thursday September 29, 2022 9:00am - 2:00pm EDT
Hybrid
  Policy / Regulation
  • Co-Organizer 2 Flanders House

9:00am EDT

(REF 22112) Using Assistive Technology to Promote Social Inclusion for People with Disability through Collaboration and Partnership between Africa, America, Asia and Europe

Date: September 29, 2022
Time: 9:00AM-5:00PM
Host: Permanent Mission of Ireland to the United Nations
In-person Address: 885 Second Avenue, 21st Floor, New York, NY 10017
Virtual Zoom Address: https://msu.zoom.us/j/91934148834

Using Assistive Technology to Promote Social Inclusion for People with Disability through Collaboration and Partnership between Africa, America, Asia and Europe

One billion people, or 15% of the world’s population, experience forms of disabilities. Among those, one-fifth of the estimated global total, or between 110 million and 190 million people, experience significant disabilities. Disability prevalence is even higher in developing countries and those with disabilities are more likely to experience adverse socioeconomic outcomes such as less education, poorer health and employment outcomes, and higher poverty rates.

The European Commission’s European Disability Strategy 2010-2020 identified social exclusion as one of the grand challenges that people with disabilities in Europe are facing. People with disabilities are the most disadvantaged in society exacerbating many inequity issues. For instance, people with disabilities may have limited access to basic education, which can largely reduce their chances to obtain meaningful and gainful employment as adults. Globally, the employment rates of people with disabilities are significantly lower than their peers without disabilities. In addition to the socio-economic implications, social exclusion impacts negatively on self-esteem, mental health and quality of life. Thus, social inclusion is an important element of well-being for people with disabilities and a key component of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Research has highlighted that social inclusion can be promoted through access to education and employment.

Research has also demonstrated that assistive technology (AT) can be a meaningful way to improve access to education, employment, independence and community participation among people with disabilities. AT, include both high-end and low-end devices, equipment and systems, apps and other products. While AT can be useful in improving the life of people with disabilities, the World Health Organization have identified that only 10% of the population in need of AT products have access to them.

While AT provision varies across countries, the intent to support people with disabilities should be a global priority with a focus on removing barriers and providing facilitators to independent living, community participation, and transition from education to employment settings. The rapid pace of technological advancement can leave behind the most vulnerable in society especially those with disabilities. There are low rates of AT adoption by service providers, educators, employers and policymakers as well as high rates of AT abandonment. Building global capacity for AT provision and applications will provide a unique opportunity to support independence and inclusion for people with disabilities through the use of AT.

In collaboration with different stakeholders, we will highlight the critical role of partnerships across different continents, including Africa, America, Asia and Europe in increasing social inclusion and improving lives for people with disabilities. Through a series of presentations, representatives from various continents and countries will discuss the challenges faced by people with disabilities in accessing education and employment and how this leads to social exclusion. We will discuss the importance of AT in bridging the gap between social exclusion and inclusion. We will discuss the importance of a science-based approach as research findings will be presented that will demonstrate how evidence-based educational and employment programs can improve inclusion for people with disability worldwide. We will also discuss an EU COST Action (CA19104), entitled, Advancing Social Inclusion through Technology and Empowerment (a-STEP) which is an interdisciplinary, intersectoral pan EU network of researchers, service providers and people with disability. a-STEP seeks to improve access to education and employment for people with disability through AT.

9:00-10:00am: Keynote Speaker
  • Marcia J. Scherer, Founding President, Institute for Matching Person & Technology | Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Rochester Medical Center

10:00-10:20am: Break

10:20-10:50am: Social Inclusion in Education Setting for Individuals with Disabilities
Geraldine Leader, Associate Professor, University of Galway | Director, Irish Centre for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Research

11:00-12:30pm: Panel of 3-4 presentations on topic around social inclusion in education setting (20-30 mins per presentation) – Presenters include representatives from US, Europe, Africa, Asia – a combination of researchers, practitioners, policymakers
  • African rep: Binta Koita, Representative of Université des Lettres et des Sciences Humaines de Bamako; Ambumulire N. Itimu Phiri, Acting Chief Executive Officer for the National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) in Malawi
  • American rep: Sheryl Burgstahler, Founder and Director, DO-IT Center and UW Access Technology Center
  • Asian rep: Cynthia Lai, Associate Professor of Rehabilitation Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • European rep: Rahma Sophia Rachdi, Correspondent- Head of Bureau, United States Press Agency

12:30-2:00pm: Roundtable discussion over lunch

2:00-2:30pm: Social Inclusion in Employment Setting for Individuals with Disabilities
Connie Sung, Associate Professor, Michigan State University | Co-Director, MSU Center for Services, Research and Training for Independence and Desired Employment

2:40-4:10pm: Panel of 3-4 presentations on topic around social inclusion in employment setting (20-30 mins per presentation) – Presenters include representatives from US, Europe, Africa, Asia – a combination of researchers, practitioners, policymakers
  • African rep: Christiana Okyere, Senior Research Associate, McMaster University; Boitumelo Mangope, Senior Lecturer, University of Botswana
  • American rep: Jo Sinha, CEO, Peckham, Inc; Laurie Penfold, Customer Service Representative, Peckham, Inc.
  • Asian rep: June Chen, Associate Professor, Deputy Director of Department, East China Normal University
  • European rep: Evert-Jan Hoogerwerf, Head of Sector Assistive Technology of AIAS Bologna, SG of AAATE and GAATO

4:10-4:30pm: Closing remark

For questions, please contact Administrative Assistant, Shannon Aydukovic, via email (aydukov3@msu.edu) or phone (+1-517-432-9101).

Moderator
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Dr. Geraldine Leader

Senior Lecturer, University of Galway, Ireland
Dr. Geraldine Leader is a graduate of University College Cork where she obtained her B.A. (Hons) and Ph.D. in Psychology. Geraldine is an Associate Professor in the School of Psychology at University of Galway. Geraldine’s research interests lie in area of autism spectrum conditions... Read More →
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Dr. Connie Sung

Associate Professor, Michigan State University
Dr. Connie Sung is an Associate Professor of Rehabilitation Counseling at Michigan State University. She founded the STEP (Supporting Transition and Employment Preparation) Lab and is also a co-director of a school-to-work transition program (namely Spartan Project SEARCH) and MSU-DOCTRID... Read More →

Speakers
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Dr. Sheryl Burgstahler

Founder and Director, Director, Accessible Technology Services and DO-IT Center
Dr. Sheryl Burgstahler is an Affiliate Professor in the College of Education at the University of Washington in Seattle. She is the founder and director of the DO-IT (Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology) and the Access Technology Centers at the University... Read More →
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June Chen

Associate Professor, East China Normal University
Dr. June Chen is an associate professor and the deputy director of the Department of Special Education at East China Normal University (ECNU).  Her primary research focusses on career education, transition program and employment readiness for students with disabilities, especially... Read More →
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Evert-Jan Hoogerwerf

Secretary-General, Global Alliance of Assistive Technology Organizations (GAATO) and Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe (AAATE)
Mr. Evert-Jan Hoogerwerf is head of the Assistive Technology Department of AIAS Bologna onlus, a non-for-profit NGO in Italy. The organisation staffs the Regional Centre for Assistive Technology of Emilia-Romagna, a resource centre for citizens with disabilities and funded with public... Read More →
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Dr. Binta Koita

Lecturer, ULSHB
Dr. Binta Koita is a lecturer at the University of Letters and Humanities of Bamako. She holds a master's degree in communication studies from the University of Caddy Ayad of Marrakech and a PHD in Applied linguistics. Binta’s research interests include education, and he has already... Read More →
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Dr. Cynthia Lai

Associate Professor, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Dr. Cynthia Lai is an Associate Professor of Rehabilitation Sciences at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She is the Coordinator of the Postgraduate Scheme of Rehabilitation Sciences. She is also committee member of Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority to review special... Read More →
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Dr. Boitumelo Mangope

Senior Lecturer, University of Botswana
Dr. Boitumelo Mangope is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Educational Foundations. She is also a trained special/inclusive education specialist and has over 15 years of experience regarding special/inclusive education for students with IDD with specific interest in the attitudes... Read More →
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Dr. Christiana Okyere

Senior Research Associate, McMaster University
Dr. Christiana Okyere is a Senior Research Associate at the McMaster University, Canada. Dr. Okyere’s research interests focus on inclusion for youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and their families. She achieves this by studying inclusive education and... Read More →
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Laurie Penfold

Customer Service Representative, Peckham, Inc
Laurie Penfold has served as a Customer Service Representative in Peckham’s Contact Center Solutions social enterprise for the past seven years. As a CSR, Laurie manages and assists customers with calls in one of Peckham’s federal inbound call centers. After becoming blind later... Read More →
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Dr. Ambumulire Phiri

acting chief executive officer, national council for higher education
Dr. Ambumulire N. Phiri is the Acting Chief Executive Officer for the National Council for Higher Education in Malawi. She received her PhD in Education from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.    Dr Phiri has served the public higher education system in Malawi for over 19 years... Read More →
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Gerard Quinn

UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities
Mr. Gerard Quinn was appointed the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities by the Human Rights Council at its 45th session, in October 2020. Mr. Quinn holds two research chairs at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute on Human Rights in the University of Lund (Sweden... Read More →
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Dr. Rahma Sophia 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 →
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Dr. Marcia Scherer

Founding President, Institute for Matching Person & Technology
Marcia J. Scherer is a rehabilitation psychologist and founding President of the Institute for Matching Person & Technology. She is also Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Rochester Medical Center where she received both her Ph.D. and MPH degrees.  She... Read More →
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Jo Sinha

CEO, Peckham, Inc
Jo Sinha is the President and CEO of Peckham, a vocational rehabilitation organization that provides paid job training opportunities for people with disabilities and other barriers to employment. With more than 3,000 employees, 11 locations, five social enterprises and more than 25... Read More →



Thursday September 29, 2022 9:00am - 5:00pm EDT
Permanent Mission of Ireland to the United Nations & Video Conference 885 Second Avenue, 21st Floor, New York, NY 10017
  Disability, Collaboration

9:30am EDT

(REF 29344) Brazilian R&D contributions for innovation in food systems
Session title:  Brazilian R&D contributions to innovation in food systems 
Convener: Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation – Embrapa
September 29th, 9:30am-11am (EDT)/10:30-12am (BRT)
Moderator: Daniela Biaggioni Lopes; Researcher, Strategic Planning/Strategy Office; Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa). daniela.lopes@embrapa.br; linkedin.com/in/daniela-biaggioni-lopes/

The Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa) is an innovation-driven public company that focuses on the generation of knowledge and technology for Brazilian agriculture. Embrapa was established in 1973 by the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply (MAPA) to develop the technological foundation for a tropical model of agriculture and animal farming (www.embrapa.br/en/sobre-a-embrapa). The initiative has been tasked with providing Brazil with food security and a leading position in the international market for food, fiber and energy.
Embrapa is one of the largest public research institutions in the tropical world, with 8,042 employees working in 43 research centers, located in strategic Brazilian areas and in the administrative units, at the headquarters, in Brasília. Embrapa connects a national agricultural research network in partnership with universities and research institutes, private companies, foundations and civil society. It maintains an international network of collaboration with 127 institutions in 47 countries, and an international program for scientific and technical cooperation (Embrapa-Labex). Based on the economic impacts and social gains of a sample of technological solutions, the social profit returned by the Corporation to Brazilian society in 2021 was calculated to be around US$ 16 billion. (www.embrapa.br/en/balanco-social-2021).
The integrated perspective of the SDGs is guiding Embrapa´s effort of internalization of the 2030 Agenda, considering the centrality of agriculture, food security and the impacts of climate change. Embrapa generates knowledge, technologies and policy advisory that contribute to the productive inclusion of farmers, to the conservation of biodiversity, rational use of biotic and abiotic resources, as well as the resilience of communities and biomes in face of climate change. Thus, the challenges and opportunities built in the 2030 Agenda speak directly to Embrapa´s mission. In 2021, 156 technologies were aligned with 131 SDGs targets, contributing to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda. Embrapa received, in June 2022, the FAO Champion Award, the UN agency’s highest corporate award, that recognizes significant and outstanding contributions towards advancing FAO’s overall goals, including the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.
This session is designed for sharing and discussing information on scientific advances and technological innovation for sustainable food systems, using the 2030 Agenda framework. All four speakers are Embrapa´s researchers.
Internalization of the 2030 Agenda in Embrapa (Daniela Biaggioni Lopes, moderator): Embrapa´s network for the SDGs (Rede ODS Embrapa) structure, goals and results will be presented as an institutional innovation.
Speaker 1 – Vinicius Benites: Innovation for optimal use of nutrients in brazilian agriculture. Technological advances to ensure suficient food through optimal use of nutrients (alternative fertilizers, use of residues, biofertilizers, biotechnology) will be presented (SDGs 2, 8, 12)
Speaker 2 - Alineaurea Silva: Social innovation and sustainable agriculture. Examples of research methodology that promotes food security in a sustainable and inclusive way will be discussed. In this aspect, the consolidation of collaborative networks takes on a proeminent role in applied and dynamic research that recognizes local potential to address food security, generating solutions to different geoenvironments, anchored in active and strengthened partnerships. (SDGs 1, 2, 5, 6, 15)
Speaker 3 - Fabíola Fogaça : Innovation for food. Examples of research that focus on food safety, health, adding value to food, new products from non-animal sources and good practices to reduce losses and waste (SDGs 2, 3, 12).

Question and Answers (15 min)


Moderator
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Daniela Biaggioni Lopes

Researcher, Embrapa
Research Scientist, Strategic Planning/Strategy Office; Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa).Ph.D in Plant Pathology, I have been in Embrapa since 2001, with experiences in R&D Management, Strategic Intelligence, Strategic Planning, public policies and 2030 Agend... Read More →

Speakers
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Fabíola Fogaça

Researcher, Embrapa
I am a researcher at Embrapa Food Technology. I work with seafood production and safety.  Also with bioaccessibility of contaminants and nutrients as protein and fat. My projects are aligned with Goals 14, 2 and 12. My interest in participating in sumit is to integrate local actions... Read More →
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Alineaurea Florentino Silva

Scientifc Researcher, Embrapa
Embrapa Scientific Researcher | Doctoral in Development and Environment | Specialist in sustainable agriculture, management of natural resources and technologies, participatory research methods and family agroecological production systems | Agenda 2030 | FAO 2022 Champion Award
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Vinicius de Melo Benites

Researcher, Embrapa
I am agronomist from the Federal University of Viçosa (1994), a master's degree and a doctorate in soil and plant nutrition from the same university (1997 and 2001) and a postdoctoral degree from CSIRO Land and Water, Australia. I have worked as researcher at Embrapa Soils since... Read More →

Conveners
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Valeria Hammes

Research, Embrapa
Coordinator of the Sustainable Development Goals Network of Embrapa | Doctoral and Post-doctoral in Environmental Education | Embrapa Researcher | Specialist in Sustainability, Macroeducation, Agenda 2030 and Participatory Leadership | FAO 2022 Champion Award



Thursday September 29, 2022 9:30am - 11:00am EDT
Online

9:50am EDT

(REF 29261) The key for a successful UN’s Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework - standards for measuring biodiversity with molecular tools. Session 1: Biodiversity on seven continents - Convened by SYKE.
This event will take place in New York and participation is possible in person and online. In person participation requires a separate registration, which is accessible by clicking the button above.

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ABOUT THE SESSION
This session will provide examples of the use of molecular and traditional monitoring approaches for biodiversity assessments.

09h50 David Smith, Coordinator of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (UNSDSN) Caribbean. Member of the Independent Group of Scientists who prepared the UN Global Sustainable Development report, Director of The Centre for Environmental Management, University of the West Indies,
Title, 15min+5min Q&A
10h10María Cecilia Londoño Murcia co-Chair of the Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Networks (GEO BON), Colombia Humboldt institute. Title, 15min+5min Q&A
10h30 John Darling, United States Environmental Protection Agency. Environmental DNA as a tool for invasive species surveillance, 15min+5min Q&A

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Speakers
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David Smith

Coordinator, Institute for Sustainable Development, The University of the West Indies
I helped to establish the National Parks system in my country Jamaica, and worked on debt-for-nature swaps to assist in financing the system. I was a Regional Councilor for IUCN. Currently I work on helping tropical Small Island Developing States to increase their resilience to problems... Read More →
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María Cecilia Londoño Murcia

Principal Researcher, Alexander von Humboldt Institute
My professional trajectory has focus in the application of spatial analysis for understanding species diversity, ecosystem services and socio-economic interactions for supporting conservation planning. My main objective is to: 1) Identify and monitor biodiversity for understanding... Read More →
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John Darling

Senior Research Biologist, US Environmental Protection Agency
My research focuses on development and application of molecular genetic tools to understand and prevent the introduction and spread of non-native populations in aquatic ecosystems. I have worked extensively with population genetic and phylogeographic approaches for reconstructing... Read More →

Conveners
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Kristian Meissner

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 →



Thursday September 29, 2022 9:50am - 10:50am EDT
Hybrid

9:50am EDT

(REF 29262) The key for a successful UN’s Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework - standards for measuring biodiversity with molecular tools. Session 2: eDNA and molecular approaches- convened by SYKE.

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This session explores the application of molecular tools for biodiversity assessment and the necessity for commonly agreed upon standards.
09:50 Saara Suominen, OBIS, IOC-UNESCO, Global biodiversity monitoring made possible by eDNA data sharing, 15min+5 Q&A
10h10 Kat Bruce Founder,  Naturemetrics (eBioAtlas), Title, 15min+5 Q&A 
10h30 Gernot Segelbacher, Monitoring biodiversity - challenges of the genetic toolbox, 15min+5 Q&A 



Speakers
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Gernot Segelbacher

Professor, University Freiburg
My research is focusing on the application on various genetic and genomic methods for applied conservation. Interested in bridging the gap between Conservation Science and Practice and impacting Policy. Professor at University Freiburg, Conservation Genetics. Co-Chair of the IUCN... Read More →
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Saara Suominen

Scientific Officer, Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS) / IOC-UNESCO
Dr. Saara Suominen is marine molecular ecologist with a background in marine microbiology. She received her PhD from the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research in 2020. Since then, she has worked with the Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS) of IODE/IOC-UNESCO on projects... Read More →
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Kat Bruce

Founder, NatureMetrics
Kat trained as a tropical ecologist. She holds a BSc in Wildlife Biology and a PhD in Molecular Ecology and is a leading expert in the use of environmental DNA for biodiversity assessment. In 2014, Kat founded NatureMetrics to put these powerful new tools into the hands of those... Read More →

Conveners
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Tiina Laamanen

Researcher, Finnish Environment Institute
My field of special interest is developing eDNA & other molecular monitoring methods. You can read our publication "Roadmap for implementing environmental DNA (eDNA) and other molecular monitoring methods in Finland – Vision and action plan for 2022–2025" here: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/342992In... Read More →
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Veera Norros

Senior Research Scientist, Finnish Environment Institute (Syke)
I am interested in biodiversity - its different dimensions (e.g. taxonomic, functional and genetic diversity), spatial and temporal patterns, and consequences for ecosystem functioning. I am also interested in new ways of collecting, distributing and utilizing biodiversity data and... Read More →



Thursday September 29, 2022 9:50am - 10:50am EDT
Hybrid

10:00am EDT

(Ref 29439) Financing Innovations for a Climate-Smart Future
  • Namita Vikas (Moderator)
    • Namita is a senior business leader with 30 years of diverse, global experience in climate strategy and sustainability across sectors including banking, technology and FMCG, with a particular focus on sustainable, climate and green finance, climate action, ESG & Climate Risk Management. She was instrumental in launching the first ever Green Bond of India, getting the accreditation awarded from Green Climate Fund (GCF). She has raised a number of green and sustainable, wholesale and retail financial products and has contributed to raising over USD 1 billion as capital and credit lines. She founded auctusESG in 2020, which was awarded India’s SME Leadership Champion, by UN Women 2021 Asia-Pacific WEP.
Panellists
  • Dr. Irving Mintzer
    • Dr. Mintzer is the director of the Initiative on Closing the Investment Gap in Sustainable Infrastructure, a CIG initiative. Dr. Mintzer provides intellectual leadership to the CIG initiative, which helps guide partnerships between developing countries and financial institutions toward success. His research and work centre on sustainable management of energy resources, Rare Earth Elements, climate policy, implications of climate change for national security, energy economics, and innovative approaches to financing sustainable infrastructure.
  • Dr. Karl Mallon
    • Dr. Mallon is the CEO of Climate Valuation. Karl is a specialist in quant models for climate risk and adaptation and has worked on climate change impacts for over 20 years.  He is also the Director of Science and Technology at XDI Cross Dependency Initiative, which provides climate risk engine analytic capabilities to governments. Karl is a prominent advocate of vulnerable groups having access to climate risk data.
  • Lachlan Cameron
    • Lachlan is the director of the Green Finance Centre at Finance in Motion. His responsibilities include supporting the origination and development of green assets. In addition to experience in renewable energy and automotive development, he has almost 20 years of experience in energy and climate finance in emerging markets. As a certified expert in Climate and Renewable Energy Finance, he gained valuable experience as an international energy and climate policy expert after starting his career as an engineer.
  • Radhika Lalit
    • Radhika is the Chief Strategy Officer of Mission Possible Partnership at RMI.  The Mission Possible Partnership (MPP) is an alliance of climate leaders focused on supercharging the decarbonization of the world’s highest-emitting industries and their value chains. Radhika specializes in incubating and launching high-impact initiatives engaging coalitions of partners across industry, governments, and the financial sector to drive platform solutions to combat climate change. Her expertise span from finance and strategy consulting to project management and sustainability.
  • Anjali Bansal
    • Anjali is the founder of the growth equity firm Avaana Capital. Avaana Capital is investing in technology and innovation-led start-ups that are catalyzing climate action and sustainability and delivering exponential returns. Anjali serves as an independent non-executive director on several leading boards including TATA Power, Voltas, and Piramal Enterprises. Anjali has been listed as one of the “Most Powerful Women in Indian Business” by India’s leading publications, Business Today, and Fortune India.
  • Swapnil Shrivastav
    • Swapnil is the co-founder of Uravu Labs. Uravu Labs is a start-up working towards reimagining water infrastructure for the 21st century. Uravu Labs have developed a breakthrough 100% Renewable Water technology that utilizes the inexhaustible atmospheric moisture from the air and uses only 100% Renewable Energy to produce clean potable drinking water. In August 2022, Uravu Labs raised seed funding led by Anicut Capital, Rocketship.vc, and Speciale Invest.

Conveners
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Harshali Shinde

Ms., auctusESG


Thursday September 29, 2022 10:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Online

10:50am EDT

(REF 29264) The key for a successful UN’s Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework - standards for measuring biodiversity with molecular tools.Session 4: How and why this matters- convened by SYKE.
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This session explores the larger consequences of accurate molecular biodiversity assessments.
10h50: Eeva Furman , Finland's Prime Minister’s office, Member of the Independent Group of Scientists who prepared the UN Global Sustainable Development report, Title: Upscaling biodiversity identification – why does it matter to transformative change to biodiversity? 15min + 5min Q&A
11h10: Julia Oliva,  Claire Brown , UNEP, 15min + 5min Q&A
11h30: Marine Robuchon, European Commission, Gregoire Dubois, Arwyn JONES, Teresa LETTIERI and  Ana Cristina CARDOSO Joint Research Centre, EU commission Knowledge Centre for Biodiversity, 15min + 5min Q&A  

For participation on site in New York register via the link.

Speakers
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Eeva Furman

secretary general, Prime Minister's office
I work at the Finnish Government at the General Secretariat of the Commission for sustainable development. I started here only few weeks ago. I have a long carreer as a researcher: population biology, science-policy, transdisciplinariity, biodiversity goverance, sustainable development... Read More →
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Maria Julia Oliva

Head of Policy, UNEP-WCMC
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Marine ROBUCHON

Scientific project officer, European Commission
I am an interdisciplinary conservation scientist working both as a researcher and a science-policy interfacer in the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (Ispra, Italy). As a researcher, I have a background in ecology, evolution and conservation biology. Between 2009 and 2019, I focused on the investigation of biodiversity patterns and the processes that shape them to guide conservation strategies. I have... Read More →

Conveners
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Tiina Laamanen

Researcher, Finnish Environment Institute
My field of special interest is developing eDNA & other molecular monitoring methods. You can read our publication "Roadmap for implementing environmental DNA (eDNA) and other molecular monitoring methods in Finland – Vision and action plan for 2022–2025" here: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/342992In... Read More →
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Veera Norros

Senior Research Scientist, Finnish Environment Institute (Syke)
I am interested in biodiversity - its different dimensions (e.g. taxonomic, functional and genetic diversity), spatial and temporal patterns, and consequences for ecosystem functioning. I am also interested in new ways of collecting, distributing and utilizing biodiversity data and... Read More →


Thursday September 29, 2022 10:50am - 11:50am EDT
Hybrid
  Biodiversity / Environment, Biodiversity

10:50am EDT

(REF 29631) The key for a successful UN’s Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework - standards for measuring biodiversity with molecular tools. Session 3: An enabling global regulatory and policy environment for eDNA, including standards -convened by SYKE.
This session focusses on the needs for a global framework for eDNA methods, including standards.

10h50 Deborah Paul  Chair of the Taxonomic Databases Working Group/Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG) Katja C. Seltmann, UC Santa Barbara,  Pier Luigi Buttigieg, GEOMAR Helmholtz Institute for Ocean Research, Jose Alonso, Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Standards bridge sciences, operations, and policy, 15min+ 5min Q&A

11h10 John Simaika, IHE Delft, 15min+ 5min Q&A
11h30, Anne Muigai, Jomo Kenyatta University and  Ntanganedzeni Mapholi, University of South Africa Title, 15min+ 5min Q&A, Title, 15min+ 5min Q&A

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Speakers
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Deborah Paul

TDWG Chair (2021-2022) and Biodiversity Informatics Community Liaison, Biodiversity Information Standards (TWDG), INHS, UIUC
In my current position, I am the Biodiversity Informatics Community Liaison for the software development team - the Species File Group.Prior to this, I was at iDigBio as Digitization and Capacity Development Manager. It's exciting to be working to connect INHS and PRI collections and taxonomic projects, people, and communities local to worldwide. After all, our experts, biorepositories, and the accompanying knowledge of the planet’s diversity are distributed all over the globe. To effectively share biodiversity data useful at all geospatial... Read More →
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Jose Alonso

DiSSCo Senior Communication and Outreach Officer, Naturalis Biodiversity Center, NL
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Pier Luigi Buttigieg

Digital Knowledge Steward / Senior Data Scientist, Helmholtz Metadata Collaboration / GEOMAR Helmholtz Institute for Ocean Research
I research and develop advanced, operational-grade, and internationally adopted knowledge representation (KR) technologies for ecology, planetary science, and Sustainable Development. I apply these solutions in mobilising and analysing complex and high-dimensional data sets, while... Read More →
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Katja Seltmann

Director, Cheadle Center for Biodiversity, University of California - Santa Barbara
Dr. Katja Seltmann directs the University of California, Santa Barbara Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration where they aim to advance biodiversity knowledge, conserve endangered species and restore critical habitats. Dr. Seltmann's research involves the digital... Read More →
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John Simaika

Senior Lecturer/Researcher, IHE Delft Institute for Water Education
Dr. John Simaika is a Senior Lecturer/Researcher for Aquatic Ecology and Conservation at IHE Delft Institute for Water Education in Delft, The Netherlands. He has interests in both aquatic and landscape ecology and restoration. Dr. Simaika has more than a decade experience working... Read More →
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Anne Muigai

Professor, Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology
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Ntanganedzeni Mapholi

Head of Department: Agriculture and Animal Health, University of South Africa

Conveners
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Kristian Meissner

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 →


Thursday September 29, 2022 10:50am - 11:50am EDT
Hybrid
  Biodiversity / Environment, Biodiversity

11:00am EDT

(REF 29909) A roadmap for sustainable development
In-Person event location TATA Innovation Center Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute, Roosevelt Island, NY
To join via zoom, click here

Aim: Our PhD_Sdc (IUSS Pavia) represents an INNOVATIVE EDUCATIONAL ROADMPAP TO Create a new transdisciplinary approach for studying climate change and the sustainable future.
The innovation of study moves towards young people with the ambition to contribute to the evolution of society, towards sustainable models in all aspects, and people who are looking for a transdisciplinary scientific ecosystem to integrate and grow their knowledge, thus becoming pioneers of a green paradigm through the sustainable development goals.

A program in which ideas and methods related to the themes of mitigation and adaptation to climate change, environment, society, technology, economy and health are integrated into a global vision. We propose a broad discussion of the innovative and sustainable reflex society that knows how to dialogue with the various players in the area through research, institutions, and citizen science.

Program 
11.00 Welcome Victor Goldsmith, Tata-Center - Cornell Tech
11. 20 Beatrice Vallone, PhD. Director-H2CU International Honors Center of Italian Universities
11.30 Maura Imbimbo, University of Cassino, Online
11.40 Keynotes 
Roberto Buizza, Full Professor in Physics at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa. Expert in weather prediction, Earth-system modelling and climate science. Serving as Scientific Attaché at the Italian Embassy in London. On line
12.00 Mario Martina, Coordinator of Phd_SDCC, IUSS PAVIA, On line
12.20 Chiara Ceseracciu, Bridging the gap between research and society: Agroecosystem Living Labs to develop shared solutions to complex sustainability challenges, DeserNet International Ngo. Online
 
12.30 Sahba El-Shawa, The challenges for the future, PhD students in Climate Change and Sustainable Development.
12.40 Alessandra Sannella, Manifesto for the Future & SDGs, University of Cassino
12.50 Question and answer
1.p.m. End of Conference

Speakers
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Roberto Buizza

Scientific Attaché, Italian Embassy in London
Roberto Buizza is serving as Scientific Attaché at the Italian Embassy in London, where he supports the work of the Italian diplomacy and leads the embassy scientific activities. He is Full Professor in Physics at ‘Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna’ of Pisa, and is Honorary Research... Read More →
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Mario Martina

Professor, University School for Advanced Studies IUSS Pavia
Mario Martina is the head of the Department of Science, Technology and Society, the coordinator of the inter-university doctoral course on Sustainable Development and Climate Change (PhD - SDC) and full professor in hydrology at the University School for Advanced Studies IUSS Pavia... Read More →
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Chiara Ceseracciu

DesertNet International
Chiara Ceseracciu is PhD fellow and a member of the non-governmental, non-profit scientific association DesertNet International. After achieving an MSc in Social Policy and Development at the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2019, she has worked in the field of international development cooperation. In November 2021 she started a PhD in Sustainable Development and Climate Change within... Read More →
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Sahba El-Shawa

Founder, ordan Space Research Initiative (JSRI)
Sahba El-Shawa is a Jordanian Canadian interdisciplinary researcher originally from Palestine, with a deep interest in the intersections between space and sustainability. She holds a BASc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of British Columbia, an MSc in Space Studies from... Read More →
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Alessandra Sannella

Professor, University of Cassino
Alessandra Sannella is Associate Professor and Delegate of the Rector for Sustainable Development at the University of Cassino. His scientific interests concern the reduction of inequalities in health related to climate change, international migration, health, and global health policies... Read More →


Thursday September 29, 2022 11:00am - 1:00pm EDT

11:00am EDT

(REF 29264) Open Science tackling unmet medical needs
Today, it is possible to share scientific knowledge and research tools freely across the globe. We live in the era for Open Science, where a truly global scientific community is possible as an answer to global problems in dire need of that collective effort.

Some organizations have recognized the need for Open Science and taken up the challenge of making it a reality. Leaders in this cultural shift have pioneered new infrastructure for sharing protocols, tools, data, and biospecimens, as well as training to support and incentives to reward open science efforts.
One example is McGill University’s Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital (The Neuro) which, in 2016, became the first academic institute to embrace Open Science principles. The Neuro is remaking the norms of research, spearheading cross-border open research and pan-Canadian cooperation. The Neuro created the Tanenbaum Open Science Institute to actualize the cultural and normative change within The Neuro, across Canada, and around the world.

Scale of ‘open’ that can be pursued varies across regions and research areas, and depends on the resources that can be brought to bear. Panellists in this session will showcase their innovations in methodologies, collaborative infrastructure, and governance, and the resulting outcomes and benefits, arguing that the practical challenges are worth contending with and showing how bringing about real change can be accomplished at any level. We will also hear how science can be opened to include the patient perspective.

Moderator
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Kaitlin Thaney

Executive Director, Invest In Open Infrastructure / Code for Science & Society
Kaitlin Thaney’s career has been centered around open infrastructure organizations; helping them think strategically about program design, participatory engagement, and sustainability. She is the Executive Director of Invest in Open Infrastructure, a nonprofit initiative dedica... Read More →

Speakers
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Guy Rouleau

Director, Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital
Dr. Guy Rouleau is Director of The Neuro (Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital), Chair of the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery of McGill University, Director of the Department of Neuroscience of McGill University Health Centre, and co-founder of the Tanenbaum Open Science... Read More →
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Kathryn Richmond

EVP, Frontiers Group, Office of Science & Tech, Allen Institute
Dr. Kathryn Richmond is an Executive Vice President at the Allen Institute, leading the Office of Science and Technology and The Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group. In this role, she leads initiatives across the Institute and oversees scientific strategy, government relations, and business... Read More →
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Kris Noakes

Board of Directors, ALS Canada
Kris Noakes is a citizen of the Anishinabek Nation, a member of Nipissing First Nation living with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).  She has been an Indigenous advocate at the Municipal, Provincial, Federal levels in Canada.  Currently, Kris is a member of the Board of Directors... Read More →
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Matthew Todd

Chair of Drug Discovery, University College London
Mat Todd was born in Manchester, England. He was educated at Cambridge University where he obtained an MA in Natural Sciences in 1995 and a PhD in organic chemistry (with Chris Abell) in 1999. He was then a Wellcome Trust postdoc at The University of California, Berkeley (99-00... Read More →
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Amel Ghouila

Scientific coordinator, Preva Group
Dr Amel Ghouila, has a background in computer sciences with a PhD in Bioinformatics from the LIRMM, France. She previously worked for the pan-African bioinformatics network H3ABioNet supporting genomics research projects while developing bioinformatics and Data Science capacity t... 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 29, 2022 11:00am - 1:00pm EDT
Online

11:50am EDT

(REF 29266) The key for a successful UN’s Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework - standards for measuring biodiversity with molecular tools. Session 5: Recommendations for the UN Summit of the Future, 2023. - convened by SYKE
This session will feature important lessons learned and topics around biodiversity assessment and the uptake of novel method into routine use that need to be addressed by the UN summit of the future in 2023.

11:50 : Marina von Weissenberg, 10min+ 5 Q&A
12.05 Petteri Vihervaara, Veera Norros, Tiina Laamanen 10min+ 5 Q&A

For participation on site in New York register via the link.

Speakers
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Marina von Weissenberg

Senior Ministerial Adviser, Ministry of the Environment
The new Global Biodiversity Framework, genetic biodiversity, its role and assessments in a policy context is super interesting. How can we tackle biodiversity loss and make all needed transformative changes with new methods and knowledge to reach a nature positive world by 2030? Biodiversity... Read More →
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Petteri Vihervaara

Head of Unit, Leading scientist, Finnish Environment Institute
Biodiversity monitoring is a prerequisite for sustainability and knowledge-based decision-making. Novel monitoring methods such as eDNA and molecular biological tools are potentially a game-changer in biodiversity science. What kind of harmonisation and standardisation is needed before... Read More →
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Veera Norros

Senior Research Scientist, Finnish Environment Institute (Syke)
I am interested in biodiversity - its different dimensions (e.g. taxonomic, functional and genetic diversity), spatial and temporal patterns, and consequences for ecosystem functioning. I am also interested in new ways of collecting, distributing and utilizing biodiversity data and... Read More →
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Tiina Laamanen

Researcher, Finnish Environment Institute
My field of special interest is developing eDNA & other molecular monitoring methods. You can read our publication "Roadmap for implementing environmental DNA (eDNA) and other molecular monitoring methods in Finland – Vision and action plan for 2022–2025" here: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/342992In... Read More →

Conveners
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Veera Norros

Senior Research Scientist, Finnish Environment Institute (Syke)
I am interested in biodiversity - its different dimensions (e.g. taxonomic, functional and genetic diversity), spatial and temporal patterns, and consequences for ecosystem functioning. I am also interested in new ways of collecting, distributing and utilizing biodiversity data and... Read More →
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Tiina Laamanen

Researcher, Finnish Environment Institute
My field of special interest is developing eDNA & other molecular monitoring methods. You can read our publication "Roadmap for implementing environmental DNA (eDNA) and other molecular monitoring methods in Finland – Vision and action plan for 2022–2025" here: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/342992In... Read More →
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Kristian Meissner

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 →


Thursday September 29, 2022 11:50am - 12:20pm EDT
Hybrid

1:00pm EDT

(REF 29267) The key for a successful UN’s Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework - standards for measuring biodiversity with molecular tools: Recommendations for UNGA77, G20, COP 27- convened by SYKE
This is an interactive workshop open session with a debriefing and presentation of the results and a short outline of needed actions/identification of key actors/ timescales.
We will be using Google Jamboard  https://jamboard.google.com/d/1hXOUSLk7OzBsS3f9Whk-B7bhmcfxWZf1SftvOyHOdoA/edit?usp=sharing (link will be open ahead of the session)
The questions that we will address are:
-How should development finance support standardization and uptake of DNA methods?
- What present structures and initiatives could serve as stepping stones for future cooperation?



Conveners
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Kristian Meissner

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 →
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Tiina Laamanen

Researcher, Finnish Environment Institute
My field of special interest is developing eDNA & other molecular monitoring methods. You can read our publication "Roadmap for implementing environmental DNA (eDNA) and other molecular monitoring methods in Finland – Vision and action plan for 2022–2025" here: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/342992In... Read More →
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Veera Norros

Senior Research Scientist, Finnish Environment Institute (Syke)
I am interested in biodiversity - its different dimensions (e.g. taxonomic, functional and genetic diversity), spatial and temporal patterns, and consequences for ecosystem functioning. I am also interested in new ways of collecting, distributing and utilizing biodiversity data and... Read More →


Thursday September 29, 2022 1:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Online

2:00pm EDT

(REF 29151) Open source medical technology for health equity - Convened by the Open Biomedical Engineering e-platform for Innovation through Education (UBORA)
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Medical technology is one of the pillars of an effective healthcare system, as recognized by the United Nations Member States in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which strives for inclusive and sustainable development. Increasing access to medical devices has been included by the World Health Organization (WHO) as one of the six leadership priorities to promote health throughout a person’s lifetime.

The high costs of medical devices, their low resilience and limited reparability create a barrier to achieving this target. For example, the WHO has estimated that in low-income countries, most of the medical equipment is donated, but a small percentage of it is useable, given the high operating cost, the lack of personnel and the frequent failures due to harsh environments, extreme climate conditions, humidity, dust and power instability. These conditions are usually not considered during the design phase, causing more frequent failures and determining a higher request for spare parts, which are expensive and difficult to find, making maintenance and repairing as problematic as acquisition.

Developing sustainable medical technologies to make healthcare affordable to a larger population, thus reducing global inequalities, can only be performed by taking into account the cultural, socio-economic context, and the environment-climate constraints in which these will be applied. The application of the open-source approach to medical device design has been proven to offer a unique combination of advantages, such as increasing safety, security, reliability and reducing costs.

In this context, a collaborative platform, UBORA, has been designed to develop appropriate and safe bioengineering solutions in an affordable, culturally-sensitive, and sustainable manner. UBORA provides designers with tools for a guided and systematic development process, in which open-source and collaborative design strategies play the central role, together with safety promotion through harmonized standards.
We will describe the platform and then discuss how to best integrate open standards and open source medical devices into the mainstream to ensure equitable and accessible healthcare for all.
SpeakersCarmelo De Maria - University of Pisa (Italy)Andres Diaz Lantada- Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (Spain)
Victor Konde - UNECA (United Nations Economic Commission for Africa), (Ethiopia)
Elizabeth Johansen - Spark Health Design and Olin College (USA)Philippa Makabore - University of Calgary (Canada)Daniel Atwine - Mbarara University of Science and Technology (Uganda)

Speakers
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Carmelo de Maria

University of Pisa
Carmelo De Maria is Assistant Professor of Bioengineering at the Department of Ingegneria dell’Informazione, University of Pisa, and affiliated with the Research Center “E. Piaggio”. He is guest professor in bioengineering at Addis Ababa University, and member of the African... Read More →
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Victor Konde

UNECA (United Nations Economic Commission for Africa), (Ethiopia)
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Elizabeth Johansen

Spark Health Design and Olin College (USA)Philippa Makabore - University of Calgary (Canada)
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Philippa Ngaju Makobore

Philippa Ngaju Makobore has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alberta and a Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Engineering, Biomedical Engineering specialization from Purdue University. She has over 10 years experience leading R&D of appropriate... Read More →
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Atwine Daniel

Inaugural Senior Global Health Scholar, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
He is a Ugandan medical doctor, with PhD in Epidemiology from University of Montpellier (UM1) in France, MPhiL in Science and Technology from Stellenbosch University (SU) in South Africa, and an Advanced Master in Public Health Methodology from Universite Libre De Bruxelles (ULB... Read More →
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Andres Diaz Lantada

Associate Professor, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid
Andrés Díaz Lantada is an Associate Professor at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM), Spain. He obtained his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at UPM in 2009. He has worked for 15 years as a researcher at the Mechanical Engineering Department of this University and collaborated... Read More →

Conveners
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Arti Devi Ahluwalia

Director, Open biomedical engineering e-platform for innovation through education (UBORA)
Arti Ahluwalia was born in Kenya and educated in the UK. She has a B.Sc. Physics from Univerisity of Bath, M.Sc. in Instrumentation and Analytical Science from the University of Manchester (formerly UMIST), UK and a Ph.D. in Bioengineering from the Polytechnic of Milan, Italy. Her... Read More →


Thursday September 29, 2022 2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT

4:00pm EDT

(REF 29645) Advances and challenges for the conservation of Biodiversity within the current development policies in Bolivia
Speakers
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DALIAH CRISTAL CARTAGENA ROCHA

Board member, Asociación de Ingenieros Ambientales de La Paz
Ingeniera Ambiental y Docente Universitaria, actualmente desarrolla funciones como especialista ambiental en proyectos de saneamiento básico. Cuenta con experiencia en instituciones públicas, ONG´s y consultoras ambientales, con inclinación al área de actividades extractivas... Read More →
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Luisa Arancibia

Coordinator, Escuela ARA de la Fundación Natura Bolivia
Luisa Arancibia tiene un Master en Ecología y Conservación de la biodiversidad por la Universidad Mayor de San Andrés, Diplomado en gestión de destinos inteligentes, Diplomado en Educación Virtual y Diplomado en Docencia Universitaria por la Universidad Nur además es Licenciada... Read More →
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Fabiola Suarez

Médico veterinaria con experiencia en el trabajo con fauna silvestre y especialmente con la temática de tráfico ilegal de vida silvestre, apoyando técnicamente en el desarrollo de diversos instrumentos de gestión como el Reglamento para la custodia responsable de fauna silvestre... Read More →
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Luis Pacheco

Docente Investigador, Centro de Post Grado en Ecología y Conservación - FCPN
Professor - Investigator, Carrera de Biology, Universidad Mayor de San Andrés, Master of Science, Wildlife Ecology, University of Florida, U.S.A., Doctor en Ciencias, Ecología, Universidad de Chile, Chile.Published in different scientific journals on biodiversity, conservation and... Read More →

Conveners
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DALIAH CRISTAL CARTAGENA ROCHA

Board member, Asociación de Ingenieros Ambientales de La Paz


Thursday September 29, 2022 4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Online
 
Friday, September 30
 

5:00am EDT

(REF 30058) Managing use of peatlands in Latvia to meet UN sustainable development goals and achieve carbon neutrality by 2050
Peatlands cover about 11.2% of the land area of Latvia with significant biodiversity. Peat is also an important economic resource of Latvia generating about 220 million euros in exports principally in the form of peat used for horticulture in Germany, Netherlands, UK, and other countries. Degraded peatland resulting from removal of top layers of peat can become a significant emitter of greenhouse gasses (GHG).  Latvia is developing a model for sustainable use of peatlands that minimizes GHG emissions while preserving biodiversity and fostering economic development in rural areas that need to create meaningful work.In 2019 Latvia concluded the project “Sustainable and Responsible  Management and Re-use of Degraded Peatlands in Latvia’’ (LIFE14 CCM/ LV/001103, LIFE REstore) presenting the scientific evidence for sustainable use of peatlands. This session will update developments in since the project was completed 31 August 2019 affirming the continuing relevance of the research conducted in Latvia on peatlands. The issue is very important for Latvia due to the position advanced by advocates of peatland restoration that oppose the economic use of peatlands. https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-59195535. Models used by the IPPC to estimate GHG emissions assume that extracted peat is used as a fuel and burned rather than as a soil substrate in horticulture. Analysis shows that soil substrates from alternatives to peat generate more GHGs. Extraction, packaging and shipping of peat from rural areas in Latvia creates much needed meaningful work and thereby contributes to meeting UN SDGs. dArguments for banning use of peat for agriculture need to also consider that substitutes for peat may result in greater global GHC emissions than well-managed use of peatlands coupled with both restoration of degraded peatlands and investment to grow cranberries and other health promoting crops.  Peat for horticulture is a significant export of Latvia. Sustainable economic use of degraded peatlands is possible further contributing to sustainable development of rural regions in Latvia that have seen significant reduction in their population and the quality of education, health and other services for the people that remain in regions with declining economic activity.  Latvia offers a model for sustainable use of peatlands that can be adapted to similar regions in other parts of the world.

Speakers
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Francesco Romagnoli

Professor, Riga Technical University
Prof. Francesco Romagnoli graduated from the Polytechnic of Turin as an Environmental Engineer in the Dept. of Georesources and Geotechnology in 2001.He received his PhD from the Riga Technical University, Institute of Energy Systems and Environment in 2012 with the thesis: “Model... Read More →

Conveners
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Vidvuds Beldavs

Chairman, Riga Photonics Centre
Vidvuds (Vid) BeldavsChairman of the Board of Riga Photonics Centre advancing light sciences and technologies for Latvia; futurist. Convenor of the following SSUNGA77 sessions:- Recovery of Ukraine’s science and innovation capacity after the fossil fuel war- Managing peatlands in... Read More →



Friday September 30, 2022 5:00am - 8:00am EDT
Online
  Biodiversity / Environment, Agriculture

8:00am EDT

(REF 30273) Contribution of STI to the development: case of Astronomy in Burkina Faso
Speakers
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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 →


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

8:00am EDT

(REF 30450) Building an international Center of Cooperation (CoC) in Smart Agriculture
Description: In areas related to Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), inter-disciplinary programmes, coupled with Smart Agriculture and Food security, India and Ireland have similar challenges. A strong collaboration already has been built between South East Technological University in Waterford, Ireland and a number of the Indian Higher Education Institute (HEI) partners led by IIT Delhi, which is coordinating Unnat Bharat Abhiyan, an Indian smart village initiative with the aim is to bring transformational change in rural development processes by leveraging knowledge institutions (IITs, NITs, IIMs etc.), and industry players coordinated by Beyond Evolution Tech Solutions based in Gurgaon, Haryana, India.
These partnerships have been harnessed in the SETU (formerly WIT) - coordinated EU-India FI-MEDIA project (2014 – 2019), funded by the Delegation of the European Union to India, which has led to the proposed establishment of a Centre of Cooperation (CoC) on Smart Agriculture for the betterment of Smart Villages, with a principal goal to proactively address SDGs with smart use of digital technologies. While it is still considered an unfunded CoC as it develops, the plan is to utilise an Erasmus Plus project coordinated by SETU in Ireland to build into a multi-stakeholder Centre including leading academia, research and innovation, industry (large and small), NGO’s, farmers and villagers, that will eventually be funded by the Government of India in some Public Private Partnership (PPP) and possibly with some funding from the European Union in the Horizon Europe programme (from 2022 onwards).
The session will be used to describe the goals of the CoC and as a recruitment for participants interested in the same topics.

Agenda:
  • Session opening and introduction – James Clarke (10 minutes)
  • Digitalisation in Smart Villages addressing SDGs – Prof. MP Gupta (20’)
  • Approach to successful Smart Villages for Developing countries and case studies – Mr. Abhishek Sharma (20’)
  • Questions and answers – All (10’)


Speakers
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James Clarke

EU Programm Manager, Walton Institute at South East Technological University
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Prof MP Gupta

Modi Foundation Chair Professor, IIT Delhi, Department of Management Studies, Hauz Khas, New Delhi
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Mr. Abhishek Sharma,

Founder, Director at Beyond Evolution Tech Solutions, Gurgaon, Haryana, India


Friday September 30, 2022 8:00am - 11:00am EDT

8:00am EDT

(REF 30478) Research Administrators (RA) role in attracting and managing international research collaborations and supporting institutions to attain the UN SDGs
  • Fundamentals and roles of research administrators and managers in research ecosystem
  • Importance of international collaborations and partnership in achieving SDGs (science that tackles global challenges through collaborative and inclusive science and through collaborations between developed and less developed nations)
  • Challenges faced in such collaborations and the role of RA in mitigating these challenges, and how to increase research capacity at emerging institutions (including innovations and IP generation, open science etc.)
  • Standards of Research Integrity and other regulations/laws that institutions must abide with before engaging in international collaborations. The role of RA in ensuring compliance with these laws/regulations (training, oversight etc..)
  •  Importance of research support office at emerging institutions to support the global advancement of science and technology (S&T) development
  • Funding opportunities to support International Research Collaboration
  • NCURA draft country guide to support international collaborations

Speakers
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Ara Tahmassian

Chief Research Compliance Officer, Harvard University
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Annika Glauner

Senior Research Policy Officer, ETH Zurich & UZH
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Claire Chen

Director, Global Initiatives, NCURA
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Fadia Homeidan

Director, Office of Grants and Contracts, Technology Transfer Unit, Center for Research and Innovation, American University of Beirut
Dr. Fadia Homeidan is currently the Director of the Office of Grants and Contracts at the American University of Beirut. She is also the Director of the Technology Transfer Unit, responsible for encouraging innovation at the university and for intellectual property management and... Read More →
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Makram Halawani

Associate Director, American University of Beirut


Friday September 30, 2022 8:00am - 11:00am EDT
Online

9:00am EDT

(REF 30249) Funding research for impact: strengthening the role of science and evidence-based policymaking - Convened by the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP)
To achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Universal Health Coverage (UHC), and to make an impactful contribution to the discussion on the post-2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, health systems in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) need to support research and development (R&D).  Innovative models – particularly through global partnerships – are required to advance the development of evidence-informed interventions against poverty-related infectious disease (PRDs) and their interactions with other morbidities. Failure to translate research findings into policy and practice prevents research from achieving maximum public health benefit. Despite substantial investment by public and private partners in the development of new diagnostics, vaccines and drugs for PRDs, these interventions may not reach their target populations or be used to their full potential. This is particularly the case in sub-Saharan Africa, where health systems are generally weak and not adequately prepared for the delivery and uptake of new or improved products and interventions.  Therefore, concerted efforts by multiple stakeholders are needed to maximise the uptake of new or improved products and interventions to ensure that these innovations achieve their full potential in real-life clinical and community settings.

The European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP) is investing in the translation of research findings into policy and practice to increase their public health impact in sub-Saharan Africa. As a partnership between 18 African and 14 European countries, EDCTP aims to accelerate the development of new or improved medical interventions for the identification, treatment and prevention of PRDs. Launched in 2003 and renewed in 2014 and 2021, EDCTP has been the focal point of European Union (EU) support for global health research in Africa and is a visible sign of commitment to the SDGs. By May 2022, the second EDCTP programme (EDCTP2; 2014-2024) portfolio comprised 435 grants awarded through 60 calls for proposals, representing a total investment of EUR 814 million. Clinical trials supported by EDCTP2 involve international collaborations spanning >60 countries and 350 institutions in Europe and sub-Saharan Africa, with broader global collaboration. Results from these clinical trials have generated pivotal evidence which has informed national and international policy and practice.

On 10 May 2022, the European Commission and the EDCTP Association launched the Global Health EDCTP3 Joint Undertaking Annual Work Programme 2022, highlighting the importance of ensuring R&I collaboration, cooperation and funding in the area of infectious diseases and the commitment of the partners.

As part of the 8th edition of the Science Summit around the 77th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA77), this session aims to illustrate the value of global partnerships using EDCTP as a case study on advancing the production and usage of reliable research evidence in addressing unmet medical needs, especially amongst vulnerable populations in Africa. The objectives of the session will be to:
• Promote awareness about EDCTP and its role and contribution to attaining the SDGs
• Showcase examples of how EDCTP and its partners have contributed towards the generation of reliable data that informs the formulation and adoption of international guidelines as well as locally generated evidence-based policies within the national health research systems in sub-Saharan Africa
• Demonstrate how highly collaborative international research infrastructures work as a driver for international cooperation and data-driven decision making and how the new GH EDCTP3 partnership can continue this effort
• Discuss what enabling research, policy, regulatory and financial environments are needed to facilitate high-quality clinical research in Africa addressing local priorities with global alignment and policy relevance.


Chairs: 
  • Catherine Hankins, Professor and Interim Chair, Dept. of Global & Public Health, School of Population & Global Health, McGill University, Montreal; Chairperson of the EDCTP Scientific Advisory Committee
  • John Gyapong, University of Health and Allied Science in Ghana; Vice-chair of the EDCTP Scientific Advisory Committee
Programme:
15:00-15:05
Welcome from the co-Chairs

15:05-15:15
Combatting the unmet medical challenges and policy-relevant demands attributed to PRDs in sub-Saharan Africa
Michael Makanga, EDCTP (Netherlands)

15:15-15:25
Case study 1 – Simpler and safer treatment of cryptococcal meningitis (AMBITION-cm)
Joe Jarvis, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM, United Kingdom)

15:25-15:35
Case study 2 – Prevention of invasive Group B Streptococcus disease in young infants and generating vital data on COVID-19 infections in pregnant women and their offspring in sub-Saharan Africa (PREPARE & periCOVID-Africa)
Kirsty Le Doare, St. George’s Hospital Medical School (United Kingdom)

15:35-15:45
Case study 3 – Strengthening the evidence for policy on the RTS,S/AS01 malaria vaccine: assessment of safety and effectiveness using case-control studies embedded in the Malaria Vaccine Pilot Evaluation (MVPE-CC)
Kwaku Poku Asante, Kintampo Health Research Centre (Ghana)

15:45-15:55
Case study 4 – Development of paediatric fixed-dose combination therapy for HIV-infected children in Africa (The CHAPAS trials)
Mutsa Bwakura-Dangarembizi, University of Zimbabwe College of Health Sciences (Zimbabwe)

15:55-16:05
Audience Q&A

16:05-16:40
Panel discussion
Working together to achieve more: Supporting research in Africa to facilitate high-quality clinical research generating valuable new evidence that can be translated into policy and practice
  • Jimmy Volmink, Stellenbosch University (South Africa)
  • Juliet Nabyonga-Orem, WHO Regional Office for Africa
  • Godfrey Biemba, National Health Research Authority (NHRA, Zambia)
  • Maria-Teresa Bejarano, Swedish Development Cooperation Agency (Sida, Sweden)
  • Chimwemwe Chamdimba, African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD)
  • Elmar Nimmesgern, Global Health EDCTP3 Joint Undertaking, and DG Research and Innovation, European Commission
16:40-16:50
Audience Q&A and discussion
16:50-17:00
Closing remarks
Leonardo Simão and Marcel Tanner, EDCTP High Representatives


Speakers:
  • Elmar Nimmesgern, Interim Executive Director of the Global Health EDCTP3 Joint Undertaking and Policy Officer, DG RTD
  • Godfrey Biemba, Director and CEO, National Health Research Authority (NHRA), Zambia
  • Jimmy Volmink, Dean, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
  • Joe Jarvis, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), United Kingdom
  • Juliet Nabyonga-Orem, Team Leader Health Financing and Investment Program, WHO/AFRO
  • Kirsty Le Doare, St George’s Hospital Medical School, United Kingdom
  • Kwaku Poku Asante, Kintampo Health Research Centre, Ghana
  • Leonardo Simão, EDCTP High Representative for Africa
  • Marcel Tanner, EDCTP High Representative for Europe
  • Maria-Teresa Bejarano, Senior Research Advisor, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)
  • Michael Makanga, Executive Director; EDCTP, Netherlands
  • Mutsa Bwakura-Dangarembizi, University of Zimbabwe College of Health Sciences, Zimbabwe
  • Chimwemwe Chamdimba, Senior Policy Specialist, African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD)


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Moderator
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John Gyapong

Vice-Chair EDCTP SAC, EDCTP
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Catherine Hankins

Chairperson of EDCTP Scientific Advisory Committee, EDCTP
Prof. Catherine Hankins MD PhD FRCPC is Professor and Interim Chair, Department of Global & Public Health, School of Public & Population Health, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University; Honorary Professor, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine; and Senior Fellow, Amsterdam Institute... Read More →

Speakers
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Michael Makanga

Executive Director, EDCTP
Dr. Michael Makanga, MD PhD FRCP: EDCTP Executive Director.Dr. Makanga is a clinician-scientist with 27 years of professional experience of working on health and poverty-related infectious diseases in Africa. This includes 23 years of work experience on medical product development... Read More →
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Elmar Nimmesgern

interim Executive Director, Global Health EDCTP3 Joint Undertaking
Since December 2021 interim Executive Director Global Health EDCTP3 Joint Undertaking and since March 2021 Policy Officer Global Health EDCTP3 at the European Commission, Brussels.From September 2018 to March 2021 Secretariat Lead, Global AMR R&D Hub, Berlin.With the European Commission... Read More →
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Joseph Jarvis

Professor of Tropical Medicine, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
I am a Professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and Research Associate at the Botswana Harvard AIDS Institute Partnership, based between Gaborone, Botswana, and London, UK. My main research interests are advanced HIV disease, opportunistic infections, in particular... Read More →
avatar for Kirsty Le Doare

Kirsty Le Doare

Professor of Vaccinology and Immunology, St. George's University of London
Prof Le Doare is UKRI Future Leaders Fellow and Professor of Vaccinology and Immunology working between MRC/UVRI@LSHTM, Uganda, Makerere University and St. George’s, University of London.Her research interests are age-related immune responses to infectious diseases, in particular... Read More →
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Mutsa Bwakura-Dangarembizi

Associate Professor, University of Zimbabwe College of Health Sciences
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Juliet Nabyonga-Orem

Health systems expert, WHO
Juliet Nabyonga-Orem works for the WHO Regional Office for Africa; she is a health systems expert with experience spanning over 2 decades. She has been instrumental in the transformation of health systems in many African countries. She has published extensively in the area of health... Read More →
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Jimmy Volmink

Professor, Stellenbosch University
James (Jimmy) Volmink, is a Professor of Global Health and the immediate past Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Stellenbosch University.  He was the founding Director of Cochrane South Africa, South African Medical Research Council and the founding Director of... Read More →
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Godfrey Biemba

Director and CEO, National Health Research Authority (NHRA) Zambia
Prof Godfrey Biemba is Director and CEO for the National Health Research Authority in Zambia, Adjunct Research Assistant Professor at Boston University School of Public Health, Hon Associate Professor of Global Health at Lusaka Apex Medical University, Associate Professor of Public... Read More →
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Marcel Tanner

High Representative for Europe, EDCTP
Professor Marcel Tanner was Director of the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute from 1997 to 2015 and is now President of the Swiss Academy of Sciences. He holds a PhD in medical biology from the University of Basel and an MPH from the University of London. Lived and worked... Read More →
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Leonardo Santos Simão

High Representative for Africa, EDCTP
Dr Leonardo Santos Simão is a medical doctor by training. After his graduation from the Eduardo Mondlane University, Mozambique in 1980, he worked in rural areas of Mozambique as a medical officer at district and provincial levels. He holds a Master’s degree in Public Health (Community... Read More →
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Kwaku Poku Asante

Director, Kintampo Health Research Centre
Dr. Kwaku Poku Asante is a medical doctor and a clinical epidemiologist. He is a Fellow of the West African College of Physicians. Dr. Asante is the Director of Kintampo Health Research Centre under the Ghana Health Service’s Research and Development Division. His research has been... Read More →

Conveners
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Ana Lúcia Weinberg

Senior Strategic Partnerships Officer, European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP)
Ana Lúcia Weinberg is a Senior Strategic Partnerships Officer at the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership (EDCTP). She has over 15 years of experience in partnership building, communications, advocacy and capacity building.



Friday September 30, 2022 9:00am - 11:00am EDT
Online

11:00am EDT

(REF 30501) Setting a Science Agenda for the UN Summit of the Future 2023:
The session will explore how science can best be reflected in the UN Summit of the Future, which will take place in the context of the UN General Assembly 2023 (UNGA78).



Speakers
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Sandrine Dixson-Declève

Co-President of, The Club of Rome
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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 →
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 Intisar Soghayroun

Intisar Soghayroun

Professor, University of Khartoum, Sudan
Professor Intisar  Soghayroun, professor of Archaeology, University of Khartoum, SudanProfessor Intisar Soghayroun, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research from 2019 to October 2021. She is a professor of Archaeology at the Department of Archaeology, Faculty of Arts... Read More →
avatar for George Owusu Essegbey

George Owusu Essegbey

CEO/ Chief Research Scientist, CSIR-Technology Development and Transfer Centre/ CSIR-STEPRI
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 Martina Desole

Martina Desole

Director, European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL)
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Lydie Hakizimana

Chief Executive Officer, African Institute of Mathematical Sciences
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 →
avatar for Eric Daimler

Eric Daimler

Dr. Eric Daimler is an authority in Artificial Intelligence with over 20 years of experience in the field as an entrepreneur, executive, investor, technologist, and policy advisor. Daimler has co-founded six technology companies that have done pioneering work in fields ranging from... Read More →


Friday September 30, 2022 11:00am - 2:00pm EDT
Online

12:00pm EDT

REF 30561) Recovery of Ukraine’s science and innovation after the Fossil Fuel War
Russia’s war of genocide against Ukraine is having a direct negative impact on climate change and sustainable development in energy, food security and global poverty.  Ukrainian climate scientist  Svitlana Krakovska speaks of the fossil fuel war. Ukraine is committed to the Paris Climate Accord. It has an active program to fulfil Agenda 2030 goals internally and contribute to the global effort through Ukraine’s research and advanced technology development.
Russia’s war has resulted in significant damage to research facilities in Ukraine. There are multiple examples of theft and destruction of research instruments by Russian occupying forces.
Now young scientists in Ukraine have been mobilized to fight the invaders. After Russia stops its war and withdraws its forces, Ukraine will face the challenge of reopening research labs and retaining vitally needed scientists for research programs in Ukraine and with international partners.
Ukraine is committed to climate change and UN Agenda 2030. It is seeking international partners to help renew facilities and capabilities damaged by the war as well as to make its contribution to meeting global challenges.
The session will present how Ukrainian science is coping with the irrational onslaught of state-sponsored terrorism and identify areas with high potential for partnerships with other countries and international organizations to advance UN Sustainable Development Goals and achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.
Keywords: Russia's war in Ukraine, Science at risk, Antifragility, Sustainable Development Goals: SDG4 Quality EducationSDG7 Affordable and Clean Energy, SDG8 Decent Work and Economic Growth, SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, SDG11 Sustainable Cities and Communities, SDG13 Climate Action, SDG16 Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions and SDG17 Partnerships for the Goals

Moderator
avatar for Svitlana Krakovska

Svitlana Krakovska

Head of the Applied Climatology Laboratory and Ukrainian Delegations to IPCC, Ukrainian Hydrometeorological Institute
Svitlana Krakovska has more than 30 years’ experience in the fields of meteorology, cloud and climate models, climate change mitigation and adaptation in all environmental sectors, particularly in Ukraine, but also regionally and globally. She serves as Vice Focal Point of the Intergovernmental... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Svitlana Grynchuk

Svitlana Grynchuk

Vice Minister, Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine
From 29 July 2022 working as a Deputy Minister for European Integration in the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources of Ukraine.Has a large experience in climate policy implementation, application of monitoring reporting and verification system of greenhouse gas... Read More →
avatar for Garry Sotnik

Garry Sotnik

Lecturer, Stanford University
Garry Sotnik is a Lecturer with the Sustainability Science and Practice Program at the Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability. He is a systems scientist with research focused on identifying robust adaptation strategies in contexts defined by deep uncertainty and global climate change... Read More →
avatar for Bohdan Oryshkevich

Bohdan Oryshkevich

Founder, Shape the Sciences
I am the co-founder of Shape the Sciences.Our mission is to educate and develop a global braintrust to move humankind to a more sustainable future.Our strategy is simple but powerful.We will attract talent through beachhead projects to attract top high school talent, and enable the... Read More →
avatar for Olga Polotska

Olga Polotska

Executive Director, National Research Foundation of Ukraine
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Oleksandr Berezko

President, Eurodoc
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Yulia Bezvershenko

Visiting Scholar, Stanford University
Yulia Bezvershenko is the former Director General of Directorate for Science and Innovation at the Ministry of Education and Science. The Directorate was created for policy development and implementation in the research, development and innovation sector.Since the Revolution of Dignity... Read More →
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Yuriy Khalavka

Faculty, Chernivtsi National University
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Yulia Ovchynnykova

Member of Parliament, Parliament of Ukraine
Yuliia Ovchynnykova (Ukraine, ALDE) is a member of the Ukrainian Parliament and a member of the Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE).   Before being elected, she was Acting Dean at the Faculty... Read More →
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Kyrylo Bezkorovayny

Co-Founder, Kunsht
Beskorovayny was a FLEX exchange student in the U.S. for one year. He also was a youth delegate from Ukraine to the United Nations.Kyrylo Beskorovayny does what he can to make science popular in Ukraine. His best tool is pop-science magazine Kunsht, which he co-founded.
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Okeksandr Diachuk

Leading Research Officer, Institute for Economics and Forecasting of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
Dr. Oleksandr Diachuk, Leading research officer in Institute for Economics and Forecasting, has over 15 years of proven experience in the analysis, modeling and strategic planning for low-carbon development; significant experience in policy mapping, discovering the interplay between... Read More →

Conveners
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Vidvuds Beldavs

Chairman, Riga Photonics Centre
Vidvuds (Vid) BeldavsChairman of the Board of Riga Photonics Centre advancing light sciences and technologies for Latvia; futurist. Convenor of the following SSUNGA77 sessions:- Recovery of Ukraine’s science and innovation capacity after the fossil fuel war- Managing peatlands in... Read More →


Friday September 30, 2022 12:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Online

2:00pm EDT

(REF 30280 - hybrid) Three Institutions Supporting Science and the SDGs
This panel will describe three representative science-based non-profit institutions supporting the Sustainable Development Goals using very different tools. Leaders from The Stimson Center in Washington DC, the STAR-TIDES global knowledge-sharing network at George Mason University, and the Kwajalein Atoll Sustainability Laboratory in the Marshall Islands will describe their organization's charters and current research efforts.

While unique entities, each of the three uses science, engineering, the humanities, and indigenous perspectives to craft a planet-level understanding of the problems we face. Each then strives to build our human capacity for resilience with recognition of the value of ecosystem services to all species.

Using a participatory framework comprised of system science, indigenous collaboration, strategic policy development, and "applied hope," they each represent the range of global academic, industrial, and non-profit institutions using the full scope of human knowledge to achieve the SDGs. After brief presentations by each of the three organizations, the session will open to a wider audience discussion.

Moderator
avatar for Aaron Rose

Aaron Rose

Founder and Managing Director, Global Tactics
Aaron Rose is a trusted advisor to business, government, and nonprofit leaders around the world. As founder and managing director of Global Tactics, he advises clients on how the world is changing and how this creates opportunities to be seized and risks to be managed. His work includes implementing strategies for international growth management by evaluating market readiness, barriers of entry, sales and marketing plans, and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for David Bray, PhD

David Bray, PhD

Distinguished Fellow, Stimson Center and Business Executives for National Security
Dr. David A. Bray is a Distinguished Fellow with the Stimson Center and a non-resident Distinguished Fellow with the Business Executives for National Security. He is Principal at LeadDoAdapt Ventures and has served in a variety of leadership roles in turbulent environments, including... Read More →
avatar for Sharron McPherson

Sharron McPherson

Loomis Council Member, The Stimson Center
Sharron McPherson is the CEO of The Green Jobs Machine, Adjunct Senior Lecturer at the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business, and Faculty at Singularity University (NASA Ames Research Centre – Mountain View, California).Sharron holds a Doctorate in Juris Prudence... Read More →
avatar for Eric Rasmussen, MD

Eric Rasmussen, MD

CEO, Infinitum Humanitarian Systems
Dr. Eric Rasmussen serves as CEO for Infinitum Humanitarian Systems (IHS), a "Profit for Purpose" company headquartered in Seattle. IHS specializes in humanitarian science and engineering around the Pacific Rim.IHS cares a great deal about safe drinking water as a human right and... Read More →
avatar for Linton Wells II, PhD

Linton Wells II, PhD

Founder, George Mason University
Dr. Linton Wells II brings more than twenty years of leadership experience at the interface of policy and technology. Recent research has focused on international cyber resilience and critical infrastructure protection, building resilience in the space domain, electromagnetic spectrum... Read More →



Friday September 30, 2022 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
TBA
  SDGs
  • Region Global
  • Audience General Public
  • Co-Organizer 1 The Stimson Center
  • Co-Organizer 2 Kwajalein Atoll Sustainability Laboratory
  • Host Organization STAR-TIDES

4:00pm EDT

(REF 30281) Structures to support of sustainable development programs and research at subnational level
The session on "Structures to Support of Sustainable Development Programs and Research at Subnational Level" will address the main low carbon and biodiversity agendas in South America. The session will begin with the institutional presentation of ICLEI South America and its impact on local governments. An overview of the biodiversity agenda in South America will be presented, as well as the main projects developed and supported by ICLEI. In addition, the session will also address the low carbon agenda and the main projects and activities developed by ICLEI, as well as the involvement of local governments with climate compliance and the implementation of actions aimed at climate mitigation and adaptation. At the end of the session, there will be a debate on research and innovation in connection with local governments, with a presentation of the case of Belo Horizonte - Brazil.

FOR THE SESSION AGENDA, PLEASE SEE ATTACHED DOCUMENT



Speakers
avatar for Rodrigo Corradi

Rodrigo Corradi

RODRIGO CORRADIHe assumed the position of Deputy Executive Secretary of ICLEI South America in April 2021. He has been part of the organization since June 2020, having served as Manager of Institutional Relations and Advocacy. He has strong experience in international cooperation... Read More →
avatar for MARINA LOPES

MARINA LOPES

Low Emissions and Resilience Officer, ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability
MARINA LOPESMarina is an environmental and urban engineer from the Federal University of ABC (UFABC) and a specialist in urban planning and popular participation at the Federal University of São Paulo (Unifesp). Marina has international experience, having studied urban planning... Read More →
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CAROLINA MESA

CAROLINA MESAMSc in Environmental Engineering and Geomatics from the Politecnico di Milano University, Italy. She has worked with infrastructure projects in the area of environmental licenses, comprehensive solid waste plans and in the last 6 years on climate change and sustainability... Read More →
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Sergio Aranguren

SERGIO ARANGUREN Serio Aranguren is Biodiversity Coordinator in ICLEI Colombia, Professional in International Relations and Urban Management and Development. Experience related to the knowledge and operation of Multilateral Environmental Agreements: Convention... Read More →
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ARMELLE CIBAKA

ARMELLE CIBAKAArmelle Cibaka is coordinator of the ICLEI Office in Minas Gerais and coordinator of Planning, Management and Knowledge at ICLEI South America. She is a PhD candidate in Political Science at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), where she conducts research on... Read More →

Conveners


Friday September 30, 2022 4:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Online
 
Tuesday, October 4
 

10:00am EDT

(REF 22451) Development of Biodiversity research Proposal and Partnerships: Mapping policy to implementation - by invitation.

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 →

Conveners
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 →


Tuesday October 4, 2022 10:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Online

12:00pm EDT

(REF 29271) Social-ecological systems of the Argentine Chaco in the context of globalization
Located in subtropical South America, the Argentine Gran Chaco is a bioculturally rich region, and one of the largest remnant tracts of dry forests globally. However, in the last two decades it has become a major global hotspot of deforestation driven by agricultural expansion for commodity production. Science and policy stakeholders as well as social-environmental movements strive to find a sustainable balance among environmental conservation, human well-being and economic development. In this session, Argentine researchers will present the main challenges and opportunities to steer Chaco social-ecological systems towards sustainability.

Speakers
IG

Ignacio Gasparri

Instituto de Ecología Regional, Universidad Nacional de Tucumán; Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET)
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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 →
avatar for Sebastián Aguiar

Sebastián Aguiar

Postdoctoral researcher, Universidad de Buenos Aires
Sebastián Aguiar is an environmental scientist with a Ph.D. in Agricultural Sciences. Currently, he is a postdoctoral researcher and a teaching assistant at IFEVA, School of Agronomy, University of Buenos Aires. Since his undergraduate studies, he has been motivated by interdisciplinary... Read More →
avatar for Lucas Seghezzo

Lucas Seghezzo

Professor, Universidad Nacional de Salta
Lucas Seghezzo is Professor of Environmental Sociology at the National University of Salta (UNSa), Argentina, and Independent Researcher of the National Scientific Research Council (CONICET). He is also scientific advisor of the Latin America Focal Point of the Land Matrix Initiative... Read More →
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Pedro Fernandez

INTA
Pedro Fernandez is an agronomic engineer and holds a PhD in Biological Science. Currently, he is a postdoctoral researcher  in Humboldt University-Berlin at the Lab of Biogeography Conservation.He is a fellow of CUOMO Foundation and the National Institute of Agricultural Technology... Read More →
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Sofía Nanni

Universidad Nacional de Tucumán
Sofía Nanni is an ecologist with a PhD in Biological Science. She is a researcher from the National Research Council (CONICET) based at Instituto de Ecología Regional (UNT-CONICET) in Tucumán, Argentina. She is also a member of the Global Land Programme Scientific Steering Committee... Read More →
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micaela camino

Researcher, CONICET
Micaela Camino is the founder and director of Proyecto Quimilero, and she works as a researcher at the Centro de Ecología Aplicada del Litoral (CECOAL) - National Council for Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET). She has been working in wildlife conservation, together and... Read More →

Conveners
IG

Ignacio Gasparri

Instituto de Ecología Regional, Universidad Nacional de Tucumán; Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET)
avatar for Matías Mastrangelo

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 →


Tuesday October 4, 2022 12:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Online

2:00pm EDT

(REF 16421) IN-PERSON ONLY - Climate Change and the everyday economy: the case of Index insurance - Convened by Columbia University

Climate change and the associated climate risk severely impacts billions of smallholder famers around the world.  Financial instruments such as index insurance have been proposed as tools to help farmers adapt to climate by transferring risk and incentivizing climate smart agriculture and agricultural ecosystems services.  As these projects reach millions of farmers, it is increasingly important to discuss what is necessary for them to be successful, and in what cases they may be harmful.  This session will provide a range of perspectives on issues involved in the relationship between climate, insurance, climate smart agriculture, and ecosystems services.



Speakers
avatar for Daniel Osgood

Daniel Osgood

Lead, Financial Instruments Sector Team. Research Scientist, Columbia University
Daniel Osgood leads the Financial Instruments Sector Team at the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI). He has an agricultural economics PhD from UC Berkeley. His team drives forecast based action and insurance efforts around the world, supporting many of... Read More →

Conveners
avatar for Daniel Osgood

Daniel Osgood

Lead, Financial Instruments Sector Team. Research Scientist, Columbia University
Daniel Osgood leads the Financial Instruments Sector Team at the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI). He has an agricultural economics PhD from UC Berkeley. His team drives forecast based action and insurance efforts around the world, supporting many of... Read More →


2:00pm EDT

(REF 16421) ONLINE SESSION Climate Change and the everyday economy: the case of Index insurance - Convened by Columbia University
Climate change and the associated climate risk severely impacts billions of smallholder famers around the world.  Financial instruments such as index insurance have been proposed as tools to help farmers adapt to climate by transferring risk and incentivizing climate smart agriculture and agricultural ecosystems services.  As these projects reach millions of farmers, it is increasingly important to discuss what is necessary for them to be successful, and in what cases they may be harmful.  This session will provide a range of perspectives on issues involved in the relationship between climate, insurance, climate smart agriculture, and ecosystems services.



Speakers
avatar for Daniel Osgood

Daniel Osgood

Lead, Financial Instruments Sector Team. Research Scientist, Columbia University
Daniel Osgood leads the Financial Instruments Sector Team at the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI). He has an agricultural economics PhD from UC Berkeley. His team drives forecast based action and insurance efforts around the world, supporting many of... Read More →

Conveners
avatar for Daniel Osgood

Daniel Osgood

Lead, Financial Instruments Sector Team. Research Scientist, Columbia University
Daniel Osgood leads the Financial Instruments Sector Team at the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI). He has an agricultural economics PhD from UC Berkeley. His team drives forecast based action and insurance efforts around the world, supporting many of... Read More →


Tuesday October 4, 2022 2:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Online

2:00pm EDT

 
Wednesday, October 5
 

9:00am EDT

(REF 05570) Multidisciplinary science and scientific advising for public decision making. Lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Program

9.00 AM Introduction: origin and motivation of the session. Gabriel Fabricius (INIFTA-CONICET-UNLP, La Plata, Argentina)

9.10 AM Modelling to inform strategy and tactics in Australia’s COVID-19 response. Jodie Mc Vernon (Doherty Institute, Melbourne, Australia)

9.30 AM The experience with epidemiological indicators to advise decision making during the COVID-19 pandemic in Brazil. Daniel Villela (Fiocruz, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

9.50 AM The turning point and end of an expanding epidemic cannot be precisely forecast. Saul Ares (CSIC, Madrid, Spain)

10.10 AM Modeling Covid-19 in Costa Rica: A Multilayer Network Approach. Fabio Sanchez (School of Mathematics-CIMPA, University of Costa Rica, Costa Rica)

10.30 Discussion
 


Multidisciplinary science and scientific advising for public decision making. Lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic.
During the current COVID-19 pandemic, and especially at the early times facing the emergency, scientists were called to duty to confront the pandemic on two fronts: the technical and the decision-making fronts. Science was well prepared and organized for the first task: COVID-19 diagnosis tests were developed very fast, together with new and enhanced antiviruses protective equipment, starting the development of several vaccines with different technologies in record time. In public policy advising matters, the science contribution is not so clear and it is difficult to measure. A probable factor contributing to this problem is that emerging natural problems are not divided into disciplines and subdisciplines, as science is. Epidemics are phenomena that exceed the union of disciplines since many of their difficulties stem from intricacies in the region of knowledge where the disciplines fade out, a sort of nobody’s land. In addition to the need for an interdisciplinary approach, fast communication between scientists, the public health system and the government is required.  The meeting proposes to examine different experiences that occurred during the COVID-19 pandemic and the possibilities and difficulties to integrate into decision processes seeking to discover the forms in which interdisciplinary efforts can be articulated and promoted worldwide. 

Resúmenes- Abstracts:
 
Introduction: origin and motivation of the session. G.Fabricius
I will make a brief introduction commenting on some activities carried out during the COVID19 pandemic. In particular, the monitoring of the epidemic in Argentina performed by the Infectious Diseases Modelling Network during 2020, and the series of "Interdisciplinary Dialogues around the COVID-19 pandemic", conducted within the framework of the Network for Translational Research in Health (https://rits.conicet.gov.ar/) during 2021. Some of the questions and concerns that emerged from those activities motivated the organization of the present session.

Modelling to inform strategy and tactics in Australia’s COVID-19 response. J. Mc Vernon
The Western Pacific Region was unique globally in its experience of the COVID-19 pandemic, with many island nations including Australia using strict border controls to delay entry of the virus over an extended period. This initial phase of ‘anticipation’ was followed by a strong suppression strategy achieved through active case and contact management, supported by stringent social restrictions as required. Effective ‘elimination’ was sustained through most subnational jurisdictions through to mid 2021, at which point ‘vaccination’ provided a pathway to reconnecting within and beyond national borders. Importation of the highly transmissible Omicron variant rapidly transitioned Australia’s COVID-19 epidemic from low to high prevalence, although burden was substantively mitigated by high prior vaccine coverage. By late 2022, high ‘saturation’ of infection and vaccination coverage had been achieved, making the population relatively resilient to the emergence of BA4/5. This presentation will review the role of modelling in guiding strategic policy decision making within and between these four stages of Australia’s pandemic response.

The experience with epidemiological indicators to advise decision making during the COVID-19 pandemic in Brazil. D. Villela
Brazil collected records of COVID-19 cases into national surveillance databases during the pandemic. From the start, there was a need to establish good epidemiological indicators to advise decision-making oriented to mitigate the pandemic's impact. This talk will discuss lessons learned during the process. Attention will be given to highlighting indicators that convey the incidence of severe cases, the impact of policies, including vaccination, challenges involving the volume of data, and periods with missing notification data.

The turning point and end of an expanding epidemic cannot be precisely forecast. S. Ares
Certain generic features of epidemics are well-illustrated by mathematical models, which can be remarkably good at reproducing empirical data through suitably chosen parameters. However, this does not assure a good job anticipating the forthcoming stages of the process. The future of ongoing epidemics is so sensitive to parameter values that predictions are only meaningful within a narrow time window and in probabilistic terms, much as what we are used to in weather forecasts. Epidemic spread is characterized by exponentially growing dynamics, which are intrinsically unpredictable. The time at which the growth in the number of infected individuals halts and starts decreasing cannot be calculated with certainty before the turning point is actually attained; neither can the end of the epidemic after the turning point. There is a short horizon for reliable prediction, followed by a dispersion of the possible trajectories that grows extremely fast. However, these shortcomings do not render epidemiological models useless: short term predictions can be valuable and, moreover, models are an effective tool to compare scenarios and design action strategies.

Modeling Covid-19 in Costa Rica: A Multilayer Network Approach. F. Sánchez
During the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic in Costa Rica, different groups developed modelling techniques to understand the transmission dynamics of the disease. The modelling team, EpiMEC, developed deterministic models early in the pandemic to provide insight into the early disease dynamics. During the same period, the team developed a multilayer network model that allowed for more flexibility and included preventive measures and interventions from health authorities in the country. The model provided information for decision-makers in the country during the pandemic in Costa Rica.

Speakers
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Saúl Ares

Associate Researcher, Spanish National Center for Biotechnology (CNB) - CSIC
Title: The turning point and end of an expanding epidemic cannot be precisely forecastSummary:Certain generic features of epidemics are well-illustrated by mathematical models, which can be remarkably good at reproducing empirical data through suitably chosen parameters. However, this does not... Read More →
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Fabio Sanchez

Title: Modeling Covid-19 in Costa Rica: A Multilayer Network ApproachSummary: During the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic in Costa Rica, different groups developed modelling techniques to understand the transmission dynamics of the disease. The modelling team, EpiMEC, developed deterministic... Read More →
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Gabriel Fabricius

Researcher / Professor, INIFTA-CONICET / UNLP
Title:  Introduction: origin and motivation of the session.Summary:I will make a brief introduction commenting on some activities carried out during the COVID19 pandemic. In particular, the monitoring of the epidemic in Argentina performed by the Infectious Diseases Modelling Network... Read More →
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Jodie McVernon

Professor and Director of Doherty Epidemiology, The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity
Name: Jodie McVernonTitle: Modelling to inform strategy and tactics in Australia’s COVID-19 responseSummary:The Western Pacific Region was unique globally in its experience of the COVID-19 pandemic, with many island nations including Australia using strict border controls to delay... Read More →
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Daniel A.M. Villela

Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, Research Scientist
Title:The experience with epidemiological indicators to advise decision making during the COVID-19 pandemic in BrazilSummary:Brazil collected records of COVID-19 cases into national surveillance databases during the pandemic.  From the start, there was a need to establish good epidemiological... 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 →
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Organizing Group

Organizing groupJuan P. Aparicio, Gabriel Fabricius, Erik Ruuth, Gustavo Sibona, Ignacio Simoy, Verónica Simoy.Filiaciones:Juan P. Aparicio. INENCO, CONICET, Universidad Nacional de Salta, Salta, Argentina.Gabriel Fabricius.  INIFTA, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, CONICET, La... Read More →


Wednesday October 5, 2022 10:00am - 12:00pm GMT-03
 


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