Nissi Ikenna-Amadi, PhD, attended the Science Summit at the 78th United Nations General Assembly through the Institute for Public Diplomacy as it member, including three other doctorate members of the institute. The science summit focused on the role and contribution of science in achieving the SDGs and the Agenda 2030.
During the summit Dr Ikenna-Amadi underscores the significance of international collaboration in addressing the world’s most pressing challenges such as the promoting innovation and prioritizing resources to encourage women’s involvement in the implementation of global policies.
Recounting her experience of the summit, which she described as “epic”, Dr Ikenna-Amadi expressed how inclusion is the way forward and that everyone has potential; the physically challenged, the vulnerable, the oppressed, the deprived, or the poor. She urged not to let racism, ego, or status blind our views. And encouraged creating an environment that allows people bring their best to the table irrespective of their status (economic, environmental, educational, social or political). She went further to say “We all have voices, let’s speak and make our world beautiful for habitation.”