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Clinton Global Initiative Commitments

Five years ago, the first Clinton Global Initiative meetings brought together world leaders, CEOs, heads of the non-profit world, and philanthropists to think big and come up with solutions to the world’s biggest problems. Together each year, people and organizations come together to form new short- and long-term commitments to tackle the big stuff. In five years, the gathering has gathered more than 125 current and former heads of state, 15 Nobel Peace Prize laureates, hundreds of leading CEOs, heads of foundations, major philanthropists, directors of the most effective nongovernmental organizations, and prominent members of the media. These CGI members have made more than 1,900 commitments valued at $63 billion, which have already improved the lives of nearly 300 million people in more than 170 countries. The CGI community also includes CGI University (CGI U), a forum to engage college students in global citizenship, MyCommitment.org, an online portal where anybody can make a Commitment to Action, and CGI Lead, which engages a select group of young leaders from business, government, and civil society.

In the first two days of sessions this year, the following astounding commitments have been made. This was the most inspiring few days I could imagine last year, as everyone knuckles down and puts their heads together to dream big and then find real world ways to make those dreams a reality.

COMMITMENTS FROM DAY ONE:

ACS Energy Advisors, in partnership with WorldWater & Solar Technologies, will donate solar-powered water purification machines—which also serve as energy-efficient generators—to provide clean drinking water in Pakistan.

Over the next five years, Al Jisr will partner with businesses in Morocco to provide much-needed services, technology, and resources to students, parents, and teachers in 1,000 Moroccan schools.

The American Society for Muslim Advancement is teaming its Women’s Islamic Initiative in Spirituality and Equality with the Noor Educational and Capacity Development Organization to increase awareness of women’s rights in Afghanistan and train Imams and mosque communities.

Aspen Global Health and Development commits to launch the Global Leaders Council for Reproductive Health, chaired by former president of Ireland, Mary Robinson,  and its Call for Resolve Campaign in order to achieve universal access to reproductive health within five years. Continue reading