Feeds:
Posts
Comments

President and Secretary Clinton in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Sunday
Jun 02
2019
New York, NY
Press Release

MEDIA ADVISORY: President and Secretary Clinton to Travel to the U.S. Virgin Islands June 2-4 to Advance Hurricane Recovery and Resiliency Projects

SUNDAY, JUNE 2: President Clinton and Secretary Clinton visit partners and Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) commitment-makers Lutheran Social Services and St. Croix Foundation on St. Croix, highlighting progress to date and key opportunities to expand recovery and increase resiliency for the region

MONDAY, JUNE 3: President Clinton visits CGI commitment-maker Love City Strong on St. John, to view progress on their commitment to build houses in vulnerable communities

MONDAY, JUNE 3 – TUESDAY, JUNE 4: President Clinton and Secretary Clinton to convene the CGI Action Network on Post-Disaster Recovery meeting on St. Thomas

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – From June 3-4, 2019, President Bill Clinton and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will convene the fourth meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Action Network on Post-Disaster Recovery on St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. The meeting, in partnership with Bloomberg LP and Love City Strong, will continue the discussion around hurricane recovery in the greater Caribbean region, and address topics such as infrastructure, agriculture, workforce development, clean and renewable energy, health, and Caribbean arts and culture.

The approach of the Action Network brings together a diverse group of stakeholders to focus efforts on putting people first, including prioritizing a resilient future by helping communities to plan and prepare for future storms and the mounting effects of climate change. At the meeting, new Commitments to Action will be announced, adding to more than 57 commitments made to date. A full list of commitments can be found here: https://www.clintonfoundation.org/clinton-global-initiative/commitments (link is external).

President Clinton and Secretary Clinton will also visit sites to see the impact of these commitments and encourage continued engagement.

The meeting of the Action Network also follows a Clinton Foundation Day of Action led by Chelsea Clinton at the Afya Foundation warehouse in Yonkers, NY, where Clinton Foundation staff and volunteers sorted, cataloged, and packed medical supplies collected by the Afya Foundation at the request of the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The Action Network, along with Clinton Global Initiative University, follows the success of CGI and its Commitment to Action model. Over the years, CGI and its partners have brought together leaders from across sectors to develop Commitments to Action that, when fully funded and implemented, will improve the lives of more than 430 million people in 180 countries worldwide.

The Clinton Foundation and the Clinton Global Initiative are grateful to Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Secunda Family Foundation for their collaboration in convening this meeting. Our work would not be possible without the generous year-round support of IBM, Swiss Re, Interenergy and Medtronic; and meeting sponsors: Haugland Group, MEBO International, Renogy, Witt O’Brien’s, American Federation of Teachers, FirstBank, Marjorie Rawls Roberts, P.C., Island Spirit Fund, Viya, Crowley, AT&T and Discover Fund Management.

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

Transportation for press on St. Croix on Sunday between site visits will be provided on a limited basis. For transportation, please apply ASAP for priority consideration.

Sunday, June 2

Visit to Lutheran Social Services

–          Who: President Clinton and Secretary Clinton, donors, local government, partners

–          When: 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Sunday, June 2

Visit to St. Croix Foundation

–          Who: President Clinton and Secretary Clinton, donors, local government, partners

–          Where:  Christiansted Town Square / Alexander Theatre

–          When: 3:00 – 3:45 p.m.; pre-set no later than 2:30 p.m.

Monday, June 3

Visit to Love City Strong

–           Who: President Clinton, donors, local partners

–           When: 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Monday, June 3

CGI Action Network Meeting

  • Opening Plenary: Resilience for the LongTerm
  • When:  4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
  • Where:  University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas Campus Sports & Fitness Center

Moderated by President Clinton, this plenary will explore some of the pioneering technologies, approaches, and people who are leading this paradigm shift towards Caribbean resilience.

Tuesday, June 4

CGI Action Network Meeting

  • Morning Plenary: Leaders on the Frontlines of Climate Change
  • When:  11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Where:  University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas Campus Sports & Fitness Center

Moderated by Secretary Clinton, in this plenary, speakers will discuss how to foster strong and resilient community leaders and members, inspire the adoption of climate-smart actions, and incorporate a diversity of perspectives and voices into disaster response and preparedness efforts.

Tuesday, June 4

CGI Action Network Meeting

  • Closing Plenary: Unleashing Small Business Growth for Economic Prosperity
  • When:  4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
  • Where:  University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas Campus Sports & Fitness Center

Moderated by President Clinton, in this plenary session, speakers will discuss strategies to encourage small business growth and support entrepreneurs in the Caribbean while identifying the greatest opportunities for CGI Action Network members to contribute to projects and investments that will help create resilient, prosperous, and inclusive Caribbean economies.

Read more >>>>

 

 

One Response

  1. on June 3, 2019 at 3:54 pm | Reply Brassy Rebel

    People who want the Clintons to go away couldn’t be more wrong. It should be an urgent priority for science to find a way to clone them.

    Liked by 1 person



Comments RSS

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: