Arab Science Cooperation to achieve UN SDGs

 Wednesday, 23 September 2021

 10:00 – 12:00 CEST
Intelligence in Science (ISC) will organize the second edition of the UNGA76 Science Summit around the 76th United Nations General Assembly (Science Summit at UNGA76) in New York during 14 - 30 September 2021, with an objective to raise awareness of the role and contribution of science to the attainment of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. 
The Arab States Research and Education Network (ASREN) will contribute to the event with a session on “Arab Science Cooperation to achieve UN SDGs”. The session will take place (virtually) on Wednesday 23 September 2021 between 10:00 am to 12:00 pm CEST.
The session will discuss Science as a mean for development in the Arab region and how cooperation in science at national, regional, and global levels will support the efforts towards achieving the UN SDGs. It will present the efforts in conducting science from policies to actions including research, education and innovation and related cooperative projects and activities. 
We will explore and present efforts and plans on achieving the UN SDGs through Science with focus on SDG3: Good Health and Wellbeing, SDG13: Climate Action and SDG14: Life below Water. Furthermore, the session will cover more aspects in Science Cooperation. 
As a main outcome of the session, we aim to open a dialogue on cooperation in science between the Arab countries and other regions (with focus on Europe) and call for cooperation projects with the regions around us with focus on Science, Open Science, Open Access and supporting science, research and education communities.
Programme [Session Recording]
  • Yousef Torman, Managing Director, Arab States Research and Education Network (ASREN), Jordan
  • HE Prof. Amr Salama, Secretary General, Association of Arab Universities, Jordan
  • HE Prof. Dia-Eddin Arafah, Secretary General, Higher Council for Science and Technology, Jordan
  • HE Prof. Omar Al-Jarrah, Vice President, Arab Open University, Kuwait
  • Prof. Boubakar Barry, CEO, West and Central Africa Research and Education Network (WACREN), Senegal
  • Prof. Andrea Lausi, Scientific Director, Synchrotron-light for Experimental Science and Applications in the Middle East (SESAME), Jordan
  • Dr. Sarah Jones,  Engagement Manager, Pan European R&E Network (GÉANT), UK
  • Dr. Nazar Hassan, Senior Science and Technology Advisor, UNESCO, Egypt
  • Dr. Luis Cadenas, CEO, Latin America Regional Research and Educational Network (RedCLARA), Chili
  • Prof. Islam Abou El-Magd, Vice President, National Authority for Remote Sensing and Space Sciences (NARSS), Egypt
  • Prof. Jauad El Kharraz, Secretary-General, Arab World Association of Young Scientists (ArabWAYS), Oman
  • Prof. Farida Fassi, Professor and Senior Scientist, Mohammed V University, Morocco
  • Prof. Mohammad Herzallah, Neuroscientist and founder of the Palestinian Neuroscience Initiative, Al-Quds University, Palestine 
  • Dr. Ola El Zein, Head, Saab Medical Library, American University of Beirut, Lebanon