Wednesday
Aug 07
2013
August 7, 2013

President Clinton and Chelsea Clinton Host 'Embrace Tomorrow' Global Conversation

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Today at 12:30pm EST, President Clinton, Chelsea Clinton, and the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory will co-host a livestreamed conversation from South Africa on effecting positive change throughout the continent. The conversation will feature Professor Njabulo S. Ndebele, chairman of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, and other leaders in the region. Submit your questions for the panelists by using the hashtag #EmbraceTmrw on Twitter and Facebook.

Participants in the conversation will include Zethu Ngceza, a graduate of the Ubuntu Centre and currently the external relations coordinator at the Ubuntu Education Fund. In 2012, the Ubuntu Education Fund made a CGI Commitment to Action to launch the U.ME.WE. Campaign — a three-year, $25 million initiative to develop Port Elizabeth’s Ubuntu Centre into a world class health and education campus. President Clinton and Chelsea Clinton visited the Ubuntu Centre in Port Elizabeth on Tuesday, and Ngceza shared her story and discussed Ubuntu’s CGI Commitment to Action.

Ngceza will be accompanied by another pioneer, Dr. James Mwangi, group managing director and CEO of Equity Bank. In partnership with The Mastercard Foundation, Dr. Mwangi made a 2010 CGI Commitment to Action to build the financial capacity and entrepreneurship skills of more than 600,000 Kenyan youth and women. To date, financial literacy training has been delivered to 587,610 women and youth across Kenya, and in 2012 the commitment-makers reported that 5,296 beneficiaries received coaching on applicable business knowledge and management skills, including marketing, record keeping, costing, business planning, people and productivity, stock control, and buying. The project has conducted training in Kiswahili and local languages, making it inclusive to Kenyan entrepreneurs irrespective of their education level.

Other participants will include Shaka Sisulu, founder of Cheesekids; Kave Bulambo, director and founder of Women Across Borders; Hadeel Ibrahim, founding executive director of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation; and Strive Masiyiwa, founder and chairman of Econet Wireless.

Watch the conversation live at http://wjcf.co/188zxTI.