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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 19 • 10:00am - 12:30pm
[VIRTUAL] Evolution of Science Policy in Africa: A Future’s Perspective on Africa’s Role in Improving Global Policy (191002)

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A considerable amount of interest is mounting in African capabilities for conducting various kinds of scientific research and enterprise, for example, the push to have vaccine manufacturing facilities and expertise be present on the continent. However, on a global scale, there is still a significant amount of consideration that needs to be given to African leaders, researchers and policy makers as the landscape shifts towards a broader involvement of Africans within the scientific realm, and as adjustments are made in recognition of the contributions and collaborations with African scientists that have been instrumental in fields ranging from agriculture to molecular medicine. By bringing together experts in their respective fields, this panel seeks to provide a platform to discuss the ways African regulatory landscapes can begin to assume form in anticipation of an accelerated technological future on the continent.

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Marleen Temmerman

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

Senior Project Manager, Women for Africa Foundation
ANNA FUMAROLA, Senior Project Manager, with Women for Africa Foundation started her career in the private sector, more specifically in the telecommunications and aero-space sector as Director of Communication oF HISPASAT where she was in charge, among others, of the coordination of... Read More →
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Michelle Angwenyi

Strategic Designer, ThinkPlace Kenya
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Ian Peter Busuulwa

Coordinator, Bioeconomy Coalition of Africa
Ian Peter Busuulwa is the Coordinator of the Bioeconomy Coalition of Africa - a platform of stakeholders working together to grow the bioeconomy in Africa. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology from Makerere University in Kampala (Uganda) and a Master of Science in Biotechnology... Read More →

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Michelle Angwenyi

Strategic Designer, ThinkPlace Kenya

Tuesday September 19, 2023 10:00am - 12:30pm EDT