NEW YORK – May 1, 2015 – Clean Water for Everyone’s 2014 CGI U Commitment to Action has been recognized as an exemplary model for addressing critical WASH challenges in the developing world. In March of this year Abbey Wemimo presented CWFE’s completed 2014 commitment to over 55 CGI U audience members, and the debrief was selected for the Clinton Global Initiative Stories Program. Since then CWFE has tied for first place in the CGI U – NYU Commitment to Action Pitch Competition! The first place tie award provides $2,500 of funding towards our water and sanitation projects in Ghana.
About CGI U
Building on the successful model of the Clinton Global Initiative, which brings together world leaders to take action on global challenges, President Clinton launched the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) in 2007 to engage the next generation of leaders on college campuses around the world.
Each year, CGI U hosts a meeting where students, university representatives, topic experts, and celebrities come together to discuss and develop innovative solutions to pressing global challenges. President Clinton, Secretary Clinton, and Chelsea Clinton hosted CGI U 2015 at the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida from March 6-8, 2015. The meeting brought together more than 1,100 students who are seeking to make a difference in CGI U’s five focus areas: Education, Environment and Climate Change, Peace and Human Rights, Poverty Alleviation, and Public Health.