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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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Dr. Nicaise Ndembi

Africa Centre for Disease Control
Senior Science Advisor
Currently the Senior Science Advisor, Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, a virologist and public health expert, Dr. Ndembi is an adjunct Associate Professor at the Division of Epidemiology and Prevention, Institute of Human Virology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, USA, and a Research Professor at the Global Affairs Section, Kanazawa University, Japan.

Dr. Ndembi has served on several scientific advisory panels and continues to serve as an advisor on HIV drug resistance and control policy to Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Health. He is a member of the PharmAccess Technical Advisory board for the Pan-African Study for Evaluation of Resistance in Africa and the WHO Resistance Network Technical Working Group. He has authored and co-authored more than 100 publications in peer-reviewed journals. He is Associate Editor for Frontiers in Public Health and Section Editor for the African Journal of Laboratory Medicine.

Dr. Ndembi is a member of numerous international review boards and a principal investigator and co-investigator for the US National Health Institute grants. His main research interest includes HIV vaccine research particularly understanding of the protective immune responses, genomics epidemiology, microbiome, emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, HIV diversity, and resistance to antiretroviral therapy.