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ISC and its partners organised the 9th edition of the Science Summit around the 78th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA78) on 12-29 September 2023.
The role and contribution of science to attaining the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be the central theme of the Summit. The objective is to develop and launch science collaborations to demonstrate global science mechanisms and activities to support the attainment of the UN SDGs, Agenda 2030 and Local2030. The meeting will also prepare input for the United Nations Summit of the Future, which will take place during UNGA79 beginning on 12 September 2024.
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Tuesday, September 26 • 9:00am - 12:00pm
[VIRTUAL] Open Science comprehensive overview (260904)

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In 2021, UNESCO invited world regions to discuss shared values, principles, and standards in its 'Recommendation on Open Science'. This year, the " Centre d'Actions pour la Sécurité Alimentaire et le Développement Durable (CASAD-Benin)", organize under the Science Summit at UNGA78 the Open Science Session valuing a diversity of research outputs, broadening research assessment systems, incentives to reward quality and variety of research, and incentivizing cross-disciplinarity and citizen science.
The goal is to bring clarity to an increasingly complex transition and the sprawling number of interlinked initiatives that affect the future of the research and innovation landscape. The plenary sessions will focus on strategy and direction and will set the stage for practical, action-oriented breakout discussions. The session is one of the first to establish and explore equity as a key consideration in its own right when discussing Open Science. The panel discussion will then open for a broader question-and-answer session with the audience.
Participants are invited to discuss the many facets related to the transition in a highly interactive event that specifically covers:
  • Open Access to all types of research outputs 
  • Open Science and society, including equity
  • Access to and use of open research infrastructures


Mr. Wilfried Biao Mongazi

President of CASAD-Benin Board of Directors, Focal point UNFCCC-BENIN
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Mr. François Tobalache

Political scientists and President, NGO Youth Peace and Environment for a Sustainable Development
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Dr. Amou Martial

Climate change scientist and Program Director, CASAD-BENIN
A young professional with strong climate change background and diverse skills, I have about 9 years in-depth research, hand-on experience and expertise in climate change science (impact, vulnerability, risk, adaptation and mitigation) and policy (governance, negotiations, reporting... Read More →
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Babatounde Moctard Oloulade

Artificial intelligence scientist, Central South University, Changsha, CHINA
avatar for Dr. Amoudath A. O. Mazu

Dr. Amoudath A. O. Mazu

Scientist and Program Manager, WiLDAF, Togo
Amoudath Mazu, Development Economist, she is specialized in gender and women's rights issues and has more than ten (10) years of experience in the field of women’s rights advocacy and project management. She works to reduce inequalities among the most vulnerable populations in Africa... Read More →
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Dr. Adikath Abiola

Open Science and Climate Risk management scientist, and Research and Policy Officer, CASAD-BENIN
Adikath ABIOLA is a Beninese agricultural economist. She holds a PhD in Agricultural Economics from the National University of Agriculture, Benin. She graduated from the University of Abomey-Calavi with a Master's degree and from the National University of Agriculture with a Bachelor's... Read More →
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Mme. Fifame Aurace Epiphanie Ahounou

cience equity research assistant, CASAD-BENIN
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Dr Georges Martial Ndzana

Scientist, University of Dschang, Faculty of Agronomy and Agricultural Sciences
Georges Martial Ndzana from Cameroon received a PhD in soil sciences (soil chemistry and clay mineralogy) at Huazhong Agricultural University (China), MSc in soil sciences (weathering and pedogenesis) at the University of Yaoundé I (Cameroon) and Bachelor in Geosciences at the University... Read More →
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Aristide Akpa

Research Assistant, AfricaRice
Mr. K. A. Aristide Akpa, is an Agroeconomist and junior specialist of rice value chain at AfricaRice in Senegal. He uses experimental and non-experimental methods to assess the impact of the adoption of rice technologies by stakeholders along the value chain on food security and the... Read More →
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Mr. Tayon Ulrich Lavinon

Communication Manager, CASAD-Benin
Agro-économiste de formation, je suis une jeune très engagée dans les questions liées au développement durable et une militante très active depuis 2010 aux côtés des organisations de jeunesse travaillant avec les communautés de base.Mes sujets de prédilection sont la sécurit... Read More →

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Dr. Ir. Odountan Ambaliou Olounlade

Co-Founder and Executive Director at CASAD-Benin, CASAD-Benin
Dr. Ir. Ambaliou O. OLOUNLADE is an agricultural economist and the Executive Director of CASAD-Benin, a think-and-do tank based in Benin that works on the most critical challenges of climate change mitigation and adaptation to improve food and nutrition security and reduce poverty... Read More →

Tuesday September 26, 2023 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT