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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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Jean Philbert Nsengimana

Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Africa CDC
Kigali, Rwanda
Jean Philbert Nsengimana (Phil) is the Chief Digital Health Advisor at Africa CDC.  He also serves as a special advisor to the Commons Project and the Digital Impact Alliance, working to unlock the full potential of technology and data for Africa's prosperity. Prior to those roles, he served as the Minister of Youth and ICT in the Government of Rwanda for 6 years. During his tenure, he spearheaded the Smart Africa Alliance and YouthConnekt Africa – two pan African organizations focused on accelerating digital transformation and youth empowerment.  
Phil holds a Masters of Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, a Global MBA in Information Technology from the SP Jain School of Global Management in Singapore, a Masters in Software Engineering and Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Rwanda. He serves on many boards including the Alliance for Affordable Internet, IntraHealth International, StartUpAfrica and Place Fund.

My Speakers Sessions

Thursday, September 14

9:00am EDT

Tuesday, September 26

9:00am EDT