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Arab Science Cooperation to achieve UN SDGs

Tuesday, 23 September 2021

10:00 – 12:00 CEST


Intelligence in Science (ISC) organized 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) contributed to the event with a session on “Arab Science Cooperation to achieve UN SDGs”. The session took place (virtually) on Wednesday 23 September 2021 between 10:00 am to 12:00 pm CEST.
This session discussed Science as a means 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 presented the efforts in conducting science from policies to actions including research, education and innovation and related cooperative projects and activities.
This session also explored and presented efforts and plans on achieving the UN SDGs through Science with a focus on SDG 3: Good Health and Wellbeing, SDG 13: Climate Action and SDG 14: Life below Water. Furthermore, the session covered more aspects of Science Cooperation
ASREN has adopted strategies of open science, open data and open access in cooperation with the National Research and Education Networks (NRENs) and national authorities of relevance in addition to regional organization. The main objective is to facilitate comprehensive access to scientific resources and repositories in order to enhance productivity in science and innovation in research.
Science and research user communities enabled scientists and academics to be engaged with their peers through research and education communities to exchange knowledge, share experience and best practices, and collaborate to solve pressing scientific programs.
Programme [Session Recording]
  • Yousef Torman, Managing Director, Arab States Research and Education Network (ASREN), Jordan
  • H.E. Prof. Amr Salama, Secretary General, Association of Arab Universities, Jordan
  • H.E. Prof. Dia-Eddin Arafah, Secretary General, Higher Council for Science and Technology, Jordan
  • H.E. 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. 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. Sarah Jones, Engagement Manager, Pan European R&E Network (GÉANT), UK
  • Dr. Ola El Zein, Head, Saab Medical Library, American University of Beirut, Lebanon