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President Bill Clinton and Chelsea Clinton Travel Africa to Observe CGI Commitments in Action

Photo credit: Barbara Kinney / Clinton Foundation


Clinton Global Initiative Members at Work in Africa: A Breakdown


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Over the next week, President Bill Clinton and Chelsea Clinton will travel throughout Malawi, Zambia,Tanzania (including Zanzibar), Rwanda, and South Africa to visit a variety of Clinton Foundation projects — including the sites of several Commitments to Action made by members of the Clinton Global Initiative.

Addressing issues ranging from economic empowerment to environmental sustainability, education to global health, CGI members are engaged in diverse efforts throughout Africa. To date, members have made 827 commitments in the region, with a total estimated value of $28.9 billion.

For updates on the entire trip, visit the Clinton Foundation’s Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages, and follow the hashtag #Africa2013.

Follow CGI on our Blog, Facebook, and Twitter daily over the next week to see where President Clinton and Chelsea stop in Africa, learn more about CGI commitments across the continent, and get first-hand accounts about the progress being made in various communities.


Fighting Financial Exclusion in Tanzania

August 3, 2013 – President Bill Clinton joined Barclays, CARE, and Plan International in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, where they visited a community group taking control of its financial future through the savings-led program Banking on Change.

Starkey Executive Director Speaks on the 'Miracle' of Watching Patients Hear for the Very First Time
August 2, 2013 – President Bill Clinton and Chelsea Clinton joined the Starkey Hearing Foundation in Livinstone, Zambia, to help fit children for hearing aids. Starkey provides free hearing aids to patients around the world and, in 2010, committed through the Clinton Global Initiative to donate 1 million hearing aids to children in the developing world by the year 2020.

The Art of Engaging and Empowering Communities in Africa
August 2, 2013 – In a Q&A, African Artists for Development Co-founder Gervanne Leridon speaks on using contemporary art to reach target communities, feeling inspired by a creative approach to women’s empowerment in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and AAD's plan to support socially engaged African artists with the help of CGI.

Tags: Africa, Commitment to Action

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