January 27, 2019
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Jan 27
2019

MEDIA ADVISORY: President and Secretary Clinton to Travel to San Juan, Puerto Rico, January 28-30

New York, NY
Press Release

For Immediate Release: January 27, 2019

Contact: [email protected]

MEDIA ADVISORY: President Clinton and Secretary Clinton to Travel to San Juan, Puerto Rico, January 28-30 to Advance Foundation Recovery and Sustainability Projects

MONDAY, JANUARY 28: President Clinton and Secretary Clinton to meet with Governor Ricardo Rosselló, visit partners and Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) commitment-makers in Puerto Rico, highlighting progress to date and key opportunities to expand recovery and increase resiliency for the region.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 29 – WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30: President Clinton and Secretary Clinton convene CGI Action Network on Post-Disaster Recovery meeting.

To apply to cover Monday’s visits by President Clinton and Secretary Clinton to CGI project visits in Puerto Rico, please email [email protected] with your name, organization, and relevant contact information.

To apply to cover Tuesday and Wednesday’s CGI Action Network Meeting in San Juan, please register at https://forms.clinton-foundation.org/view.php?id=260909

 

NEW YORK, NY – As part of the Clinton Foundation’s efforts to empower Caribbean islands to build back better, grow their economies, support small business, increase sustainable tourism, improve public health and food security, implement renewable energy, and become more resilient, President Bill Clinton and Secretary Hillary Clinton will be traveling to Puerto Rico next week.

On Monday, January 28, President Clinton and Secretary Clinton will meet with Riccardo Rosselló, Governor of Puerto Rico, at his residence. Following this meeting, President and Secretary Clinton will visit the following sites to see the progress partners are making the impact on local communities:

  • World Central Kitchen, Plough to Plate Cosechas Tierra Viva farm (Las Piedras); model farm highlighting the potential for smallholder farmers to increase their outputs through sustainable farming practices and cutting-edge technology;

  • Foundation for Puerto Rico, Bottom Up Destination Recovery Initiative (Humacao); highlighting a collective of small businesses receiving training on financial management and loans to re-establish livelihoods, small businesses and re-build a sense of community; 

  • Para la Naturaleza, Habitat (Ceiba); highlighting reforestation and habitat restoration programs aimed at recovering the vital ecosystems of Puerto Rico that were decimated by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

On Tuesday, January 29, President Clinton and Secretary Clinton will convene the third meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Action Network on Post-Disaster Recovery, bringing together leaders from government, business, and civil society to make commitments to help communities impacted by the 2017 hurricane season.

At the meeting, participants will discuss the current recovery efforts in the region, progress to date, ongoing challenges, and Commitments to Action announced at the Action Network’s August meeting in Miami last year. Commitments to Action are specific and measurable projects that address critical issues such as food security, access to health care, small business support, sustainable tourism, and renewable energy. Over thirty (30) new Commitments will also be announced, focused on continuing recovery and building resilience in the region. Since its launch in January 2018, CGI Action Network members have finalized 18 Commitments.

The Action Network, along with Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U), follows the success of CGI and its Commitment to Action model. Over the years, CGI and its successors have brought together leaders from across sectors to improve the lives of more than 430 million people in 180 countries worldwide.

***TENTATIVE SCHEDULE – ALL DETAILS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. PRESS MUST BE CREDENTIALED TO ATTEND THESE EVENTS***

Transportation for press for Monday’s visits will be provided on a limited basis. For transportation, please apply ASAP for priority consideration.

Monday, January 28

Pre-set for press no later than thirty minutes before each visit.

Visit to World Central Kitchen Plough to Plate farm

-          Who: President and Secretary Clinton, donors, local government, partners

-          Where: contact [email protected] for location

-          When: 11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.; pre-set no later than 10:45 a.m.

Visit to Foundation for Puerto Rico Bottom Up Destination Recovery Initiative

-          Who: President and Secretary Clinton, donors, local government, partners

-          Where: Calle Dr. Vidal, Punta Santiago, Humacao 00741

-          When: 12:45 – 1:30 p.m.; pre-set no later than 12:15 p.m.

Visit to Para la Naturaleza Habitat Nursery

-          Who: President and Secretary Clinton, donors, local government, partners

-          Where: Reserva Natural Cabezas de San Juan, Carr. 987 Km 5.9 Las Croabas, Fajardo, 00738

-          When: 2:45 – 3:30 p.m.; pre-set no later than 2:15 p.m.

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About the Clinton Foundation

Building on a lifetime of public service, President Clinton established the Clinton Foundation on the simple belief that everyone deserves a chance to succeed, everyone has a responsibility to act, and we all do better when we work together. For nearly two decades, those values have energized the work of the Foundation in overcoming complex challenges and improving the lives of people across the United States and around the world.

As an operating foundation, we work on issues directly or with strategic partners from the business, government, and nonprofit sectors to create economic opportunity, improve public health, and inspire civic engagement and service. Our programs are designed to make a real difference today while serving as proven models for tomorrow. The goal of every effort is to use available resources to get better results faster – at the lowest possible cost.

We firmly believe that when diverse groups of people bring resources together in the spirit of true cooperation, transformative ideas will emerge to drive life-changing action.