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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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Anisa Gumel

University of Salford
Doctoral researcher
Manchester, United Kingdom
Anisa is a distinguished doctoral researcher in sustainable development, recognised as a winner of the environmental improvement award category at the University of Salford in 2022 and winner of the ISWA-YPG 2023 best conference abstract and presentation award. With a profound commitment to driving positive change, she has dedicated her academic journey to unravelling the complexities of sustainable development in the context of developing countries, specifically in Africa. Throughout her doctoral studies, Anisa has demonstrated a multidisciplinary approach, drawing upon her expertise in environmental energy policy, economics, occupational safety and health management, and sociology. Her work encompasses a deep understanding of the social, economic, and environmental dynamics, ensuring that her recommendations are robust, holistic, context-specific, and capable of driving sustainable regional development.A champion of stakeholder engagement, Anisa has actively collaborated with diverse actors, including local communities, government agencies, international organisations, and civil society groups. Her research is deeply rooted in the experiences, challenges, and aspirations of the people in Africa, ensuring that policy interventions and programs are impactful and inclusive. Anisa’s contributions extend beyond academics, as she actively disseminates her research through direct engagements with policymakers. She aims to bridge the gap between academia and practice, translating evidence-based insights into actionable policies and strategies. Anisa brings an unwavering determination to propel the global sustainability agenda forward. Her vision is to harness the power of clean energy to drive inclusive growth, empower marginalised communities, and create a resilient and prosperous future for Africa and beyond.