Srinagar: A Kashmiri innovation researcher Dr Sheikh Fayaz Ahmad from Kupwara has been invited as a speaker to the second edition of the Science Summit of UNGA-76 (United Nations General Assembly UNGA76). The objective of the Science Summit is to raise awareness of the role and contribution of science to the attainment of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
“It will demonstrate initiatives that provide models for global science mechanisms and activities in support of the SDGs, particularly in science infrastructure and capacity building,” Dr. Sheikh Fayaz said. He will address the session on ‘South-South/North Science Capacity Building and Research Collaboration for Advancing the SDGs’ scheduled for September 22.
Dr. Sheikh Fayaz is working as a full-time innovation researcher with the School of Management, Zhejiang University, one of the top Public universities in China. He works on 'secondary innovations' and regional development. Sheikh Fayaz holds his M.Phil and PhD from the Centre for Studies in Science Policy, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi-India.
Prior to joining Zhejiang University, Dr. Fayaz was a Visiting Scholar at the InstitutoUniversitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), Portugal, under European Commission’s Crossing Boundaries Project funded by Marie Curie Actions, International Research Staff Exchange Scheme (2014), School of Management, University of Bradford, England (Oct- Nov 2014) and University of Sussex, London and Institute of Development Studies, Sussex, England, (2017). He is also a member of the Globelics community and is an alumnus of various Globelics innovation academies held in Finland, Kenya and Brazil.
The second edition of UNGA76, Science Summit, is organized by ISC around the 76th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA76) in New York in September 2021.