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CGI Community in the News – February 23, 2024

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Six updates from the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) community in the news this week – including the construction of a new vocational training centre in Rwanda, new opportunities for pursuing a degree and career in education in New Orleans, Chelsea Clinton’s recent discussion of childhood and climate change at Harvard, the power of war risk insurance to support rebuilding efforts in Ukraine, and more. 

New Support for Solid’Africa Will Help Create 1,000 New Jobs 

The New Times reports on an expansion of work by CGI commitment-maker Solid’Africa thanks to a new grant, which will support the construction of a vocational training centre for chefs and other professional kitchen staff to meet the nutritional needs of low-income patients in hospitals in Rwanda. Read more. 

Reach University Unlocking Pathways for People to Pursue Degrees in Education

Biz New Orleans reports on a new partnership by CGI commitment-maker Reach University to offer community college graduates a pathway to pursue a bachelor’s degree while working at area schools. Read more

Dr. Paul Farmer’s Legacy of Accompaniment Continues to Impact Generations

Arthur Kleinman of Think Global Health reflects on the impactful legacy of the global health pioneer and founder of Partners In Health – Dr. Paul Farmer – on the anniversary of his death. Read more.

Chelsea Clinton Moderates “A Health Childhood in a Changing Climate” panel at Harvard 

Early Learning Nation reports on five actionable takeaways from Clinton Foundation Vice Chair Dr. Chelsea Clinton’s discussion on the intersection of childhood and climate change. Read more.

CGI University Alumna Wins Miss Black America Competition 

Gabrielle Kaye Wilson, who last year  participated in CGI University, recently won the 54th Miss Black America. She is the founder of “Code With Gab,” an educational platform that aims to help students learn the technical and professional skills to work in tech, and won CGI U’s Code for Impact competition. Read more. 

Superhumans Center on the Potential for War Risk Insurance to Unlock Rebuilding Efforts in Ukraine

CGI commitment-maker Superhumans Center reports on their experience acquiring war risk insurance from the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation, and how this program can help other Ukrainian rebuilding initiatives. Read more.