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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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Michael Makanga

European Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnerships - Association
Executive Director
The Hague, The Netherlands
Dr Michael Makanga, MD PhD FRCP: EDCTP Executive Director.
Dr Makanga is a clinician-scientist with 28 years of professional experience of working on health and poverty-related infectious diseases in Africa. This includes 24 years of work experience on medical product development and clinical regulatory activities. He holds a Medical Degree from Makerere University, Uganda; a Master’s Degree at the University of Liverpool, and a PhD Clinical Pharmacology at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom. He is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, Scotland.
Dr Makanga is the Executive Director of EDCTP. Before joining EDCTP, Dr Makanga was first in clinical practice and academia, and later clinical research and research management. Moreover, he has served in various scientific and policy advisory boards for international product development, philanthropic organisations, World Bank and pharmaceutical companies involved in developing medicinal products for poverty-related and neglected diseases.

My Speakers Sessions

Tuesday, September 12

9:00am EDT

Wednesday, September 13

8:45am EDT

Thursday, September 14

8:25am EDT

[IN-PERSON] Pandemic Preparedness: defining the UN-level strategy for the Summit of the Future 2024 with the National Research Foundation, South Africa (140905)LIMITED Cure by DeerfieldVinay K. Nandicoori • Brian O'Connor • Marc Carrel-Billiard • Petra Jantzer • Fulufhelo Nelwamondo • Robert R Goodwin • declan kirrane • Magdalena Skipper • Seema Kumar • Victor Dzau • Rick Bright • Triona McCormack • Mosoka Fallah • Alison Derbenwick Miller • Ruxandra Draghia-Akli • Shingai Machingaidze • Thomas Kariuki • Jinal Bhiman • Vinay K. Nandicoori • Kurt Zatloukal • Michael Makanga • Josef Glössl • Thomas John • Carlos Américo Pacheco • Dr. Shevin Jacob • Irene Norstedt • Osamu Kunii • Hillel Lehmann • Johan Aubert • declan kirrane [VIRTUAL] Pandemic Preparedness: defining the UN-level strategy for the Summit of the Future 2024 - with the National Research Foundation, South Africa (140905) ONLINEVinay K. Nandicoori • Triona McCormack • Kurt Zatloukal • declan kirrane • Michael Makanga • Magdalena Skipper • Josef Glössl • Thomas John • Hervé RAOUL • Mónica Martín-Lanuza Olmeda • Fulufhelo Nelwamondo • Dr Eugene A. Lottering • Stefano Bertuzzi • Carlos Américo Pacheco • Nicola Mulder • Zisis Kozlakidis • Dr. Shevin Jacob • Irene Norstedt • Seema Kumar • Osamu Kunii • Petra Jantzer • Vinay K. Nandicoori • Mosoka Fallah • Alison Derbenwick Miller • Hillel Lehmann • Rick Bright • Ruxandra Draghia-Akli • Shingai Machingaidze • Victor Dzau • Johan Aubert • Robert R Goodwin • Thomas Kariuki • Jinal Bhiman • declan kirrane

9:00am EDT

Friday, September 15

3:00pm EDT

4:00pm EDT