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UBA Chairman Elumelu, others to participate at this year’s Clinton Global Initiative

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Former US President Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton, former US Secretary of State, have unveiled plans for the highly anticipated 2023 edition of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) meeting.

This year’s meeting will be held in New York City from September 18 to September 19.

Established by the former president in 2005, CGI is a dynamic community comprising proactive individuals dedicated to effecting tangible change in the lives of people worldwide. This distinguished community encompasses a wide range of stakeholders, including governmental entities, businesses, and civil society organizations.

It also features both established and emerging leaders, activists, advocates, community workers, and individuals at the forefront of global challenges.

Among the prominent participants expected to contribute their insights and expertise are the founder of World Central Kitchen, José Andrés; UNICEF ambassador, Orlando Bloom; the CEO of Pfizer, Albert Bourla; chairman and CEO of INGKA Holding, Jesper Brodin; the co-founder of Water.org, Matt Damon; and the founder and chair of The Tony Elumelu Foundation, Tony Elumelu.

Other esteemed individuals set to participate include the president of the Inter-American Development Bank, Ilan Goldfajn; United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi; author and goodwill ambassador for UNFPA, Ashley Judd; and entrepreneur and founder of Kode With Klossy, Karlie Kloss.

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In a letter issued on Saturday, the Clintons celebrated the remarkable progress achieved by members of CGI and emphasized the significance of collaboration and perseverance in effecting positive change in people’s lives.

The letter stated, “This year’s meeting will focus on what it takes to keep going—to sustain and advance progress despite the challenges that arise. It aims to enhance our ability to bridge divides and foster collaboration wherever possible, ensuring a stronger future for all.”

The annual CGI meeting will feature insightful discussions on pressing global issues, including climate change, health inequities, food insecurity, economic inequality, threats to democracy worldwide, and the unprecedented displacement of refugees.

The gathering will explore strategies to harness energy and investment in scaling existing solutions that have already improved lives. Additionally, the responsible utilization of tools like artificial intelligence (AI) will be examined for their potential in making a positive impact.

As always, the focus of the meeting will be on actionable steps rather than perceived limitations, highlighting how collective small actions can overcome even the most stubborn challenges.

The CGI meeting is set to be a pivotal platform for advancing ideas, fostering collaboration, and propelling meaningful change to create a brighter future for all.

(omayowa@globalfinancialdigest.com; Newsroom: +234 8033 964 138)

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