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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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Thursday, September 21 • 2:30pm - 4:15pm
[VIRTUAL] Digital Cooperation, Governance and Regulation - Stocktaking (211302)

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This session will give an opportunity to emphasize the outcomes of the event, highlight multi-stakeholder and geographic perspectives, and underscore tangible next steps, initiatives, and recommendations.
Speakers will summarize insights from the panel discussions in line with the objectives of this event, highlighting various stakeholder groups and geographies.

  • Mei Lin Fung, Co-Chair, People Centered Internet
  • Ayesha Hassan, Executive Director, AH Consulting
  • Anastasia Kalinina, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Office, reState Foundation
  • Paul Murphy, Research Fellow, TELUS Corporation
  • Nele Leosk, Ambassador-at-Large for Digital Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia
  • Jessica Groopman, Director of Digital Strategy and Innovation, Intentional Futures
  • Katerina Yordanova, Senior Legal Expert, KU Leuven
  • Ndemo Bitange, Ambassador to Belgium and the EU for Kenya
  • Liz Barry, Chief Operating Officer, The Computational Democracy Project
  • Elina Idrisova, Regional Director. Digital Transformation, Elevatus 

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Paul Murphy

Founder, Research Fellow, TELUS Corporation
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Mei Lin Fung

CEO, People Centered Internet
Actively working with the World Summit on the Information Society to make participation by women to the 50/50 level for speakers and participants by 2022. Chair and co-founder with Vint Cerf of the People-centred Internet, gave the keynote on Decade of Digital Transformation at t... Read More →
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Bertrand de La Chapelle

Chief Vision Officer, Datasphere Initiative
Building upon his diversified experience as a French career diplomat, civil society actor and tech entrepreneur, Bertrand has been a determined promoter and pioneering implementer of multi-stakeholder governance processes for more than 20 years. As Chief Vision Officer at the Datasphere... Read More →
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Ndemo Bitange

Ambassador to Belgium and the EU for Kenya
Dr Bitange Ndemo is an ICT Champion, Academician, and a Newspaper Columnist. He currently serves as an Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of Nairobi’s Business School where he teaches and researches on entrepreneurship and research methods with most of his... Read More →
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Katerina Yordanova

Senior Legal Expert, KU Leuven, Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies
Katerina is a lawyer specializing in the area of ICT & IP Law, in particular AI regulation, regulatory sandboxes, data protection and bias mitigation through human rights due diligence. At the Centre for IT & IP Law, Katerina is carrying out research in the area of technology regulation... Read More →
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Janet Freilich

Professor, Fordham Law School
Professor Janet Freilich writes and teaches in the areas of patent law, intellectual property, and civil procedure. She has published or has articles forthcoming in Science, the Review of Statistics and Economics, the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, the Virginia Law Review... Read More →

Anastasia Kalinina

Chief Executive Office, reState.Global Foundation

Lorena Molina Irizarry

US Department of Commerce
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Nele Leosk

Ambassador at Large for Digital Affairs, Estonia, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Nele Leosk serves as the Ambassador-at-Large for Digital Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia, being responsible for the development and coordination of Estonia’s digital diplomacy and partnerships.Over the past twenty years, she has advised political and public... Read More →
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Jessica Groopman

Senior Innovation Fellow, Intentional Futures
Jessica Groopman has spent her career conducting research and advisory around a wide range of technologies, trends, and digital business models impacting humans, business, and broader ecosystems. Her current research focuses on the intersection between emerging technologies and sustainable... Read More →
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Ayesha Hassan

Executive Director, AH Consulting
I am a stakeholder relationship builder, advisor and engagement strategy specialist. I am passionate about initiatives that focus on improving the participation of stakeholders, women and youth in policy and regulatory processes. You can learn more about me at ayesha-hassan.com and... Read More →
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Elina Idrisova

Regional Director of Digital Transformation, Elevatus
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Liz Barry

Head of Partnerships, The Computational Democracy Project
Helping people self-organize around questions at scale is a hallmark of my professional practice. Through my work designing collaborative on/offline cultures, thousands of people have come together to succeed in beautiful and previously impossible missions. My initiatives are often... Read More →

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Christine Asjoma

UN Science Summit Digital Regulation Dialog Convenor, People Centered Internet

Thursday September 21, 2023 2:30pm - 4:15pm EDT