UNGA Science Summit

The main objective of the Science Summit UNGA76 virtual meetings is to raise awareness of the role and contribution of science to the attainment of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The events will demonstrate initiatives that provide models for global science mechanisms and activities in support of the SDGs, particularly in the area of science infrastructure and capacity building.

SSUNGA76 – Opening Plenary: How science is supporting the attainment of the SDGs

Attainment of the SDGs will require alignment on policy and regulation that impact science and technology. Alignment is necessary to ensure access to date and the resulting innovation. It is also necessary to enable the rapid sharing of data, the fair use of data and related benefit sharing.

The Senior Director of R&D at FIND, Marta Fernández Suárez, is speaking at the Plenary session on Tuesday, 14 September 2021, at 20:00 CEST . Read more about the session here.


The Digital Transition for Healthcare – Stay Left, Shift Left [DT 28] / A paradigm, policy, platform and prescription for wellness and better health

The broad adoption of Digital Health as a paradigm, platform and a policy is fundamentally important to the achievement of SDG#3. With the confluence of different digital technologies, there is the possibility for both developing and developed countries to agree and execute a Leapfrog strategy. Instead of concentrating on deploying monolithic electronic healthcare record systems in acute hospitals, countries should focus on deploying home and community based solutions and shared care records that are mobile and cloud based.

– Prof. Martin Curley, Director Digital Transformation and Innovation, HSE
– Declan Kirrane, CEO, ISC Intelligence in Science

FIND’s Head of Digital Access, Rigveda Kadam, is speaking at this session on Tuesday, 28 September 2021, 15:00–17:00 CEST. Read more about the session here