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An International Collaborative Effort to Break Down Silos and Advance Science in Africa



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The Science Summit at UNGA76 is a major contribution to advancing Science for the UN SDGs, with the objective to raise awareness of the role and contribution of science to the attainment of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Science is and will enable sustainable economic, environmental, and societal development. Science is more than a funding prioritization exercise: science is impacting all areas of policy-making and is playing a more critical role in how policy objectives are achieved and the consequent benefit to people everywhere, including responses to global challenges. Engagement with policy leadership is more important than ever: UNGA76 is a unique forum for science to demonstrate how policy and political leadership can benefit from innovation. Central to this is the role of nonstate actors and the multilateral fora, which increasingly determine how priorities are set. Science needs to be part of this dialogue and inform outputs through thought leadership, evidence, insights, analysis, and innovation.

On September 27, 2021, QBI Director Nevan Krogan and QBI COO Jacqueline Fabius will host a panel titled, "An International Collaborative Effort to Break Down Silos and Advance Science in Africa," featuring the following the speakers:

Christian Happi – Director, African Center of Excellence for Genomics of infectious Diseases (ACEGID)

Bailor Barrie – Executive Director, Partners in Health-Sierra Leone

Jacqueline Kyosiimire-Lugemwa – Scientist, Uganda Virus Research Institute

Yaw Bediako – Founder, Yemaachi Biotech

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