About the Meeting
The fourth annual CGI U meeting brought together students and national youth organizations to create and implement Commitments to Action across five Focus Areas: Education, Environment & Climate Change, Peace & Human Rights, Poverty Alleviation, and Public Health. The meeting was held from April 1-3, 2011 at the University of California, San Diego.
CGI U 2011 was arranged around plenary sessions, working sessions, and skill sessions, all of which allowed members to interact with one another and formulate commitments and productive partnerships.
Whether discussing the education of marginalized populations or the worldwide struggle against infectious diseases, each session was informed by student activists, celebrities, heads of leading NGOs, topic experts, and others who have created positive change in the global community. Participants were also invited to participate in CGI U Exchange, an exhibition allowing meeting attendees to learn more about the commitments and organizations present at CGI U 2011. On Sunday, CGI U members took part in an innovative service project which allowed students to give back to the greater San Diego community.