February 13, 2020
Thursday
Feb 13
2020

MEDIA ADVISORY: President Clinton and Secretary Clinton to travel to San Juan to support Clinton Global Initiative commitments promoting economic recovery, improving response to natural disasters, and fighting the opioid epidemic across Puerto Rico

New York, NY
Press Release

For Immediate Release: February 13, 2020

Contact: [email protected]

MEDIA ADVISORY: President Clinton and Secretary Clinton to travel to San Juan, Puerto Rico to support Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) commitments promoting economic recovery, improving response to natural disasters, fighting the opioid epidemic, and providing mental health care across Puerto Rico

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17: President Clinton visits CGI commitments on public health and disaster recovery across Puerto Rico

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18: Secretary Clinton visits CGI commitment by Solar Libre to provide solar workforce training to Puerto Rican women

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18 – WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19: President Clinton and Secretary Clinton to convene the fifth meeting of the CGI Action Network on Post-Disaster Recovery in San Juan

To apply to cover Monday and Tuesday’s visits by President Clinton and Secretary Clinton to CGI projects throughout 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=630573

New York, NY – Next week, President Bill Clinton and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will convene the fifth meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Action Network on Post-Disaster Recovery in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The meeting will continue the discussion around natural disaster recovery in the greater Caribbean region, and address topics such as recovery in the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian; supporting marginalized communities on the front lines of the fight against climate change; and investing in high-tech, high skilled jobs in the Caribbean.

President Clinton and Secretary Clinton will also visit CGI commitments to advance recovery and resilience efforts. On Monday, President Clinton will visit projects launched by Inclusiv, Hispanic Federation, Direct Relief, and The San Juan Bay National Estuary Program (Estuario). To apply to cover these visits, please email [email protected] with your name, organization, and relevant contact information.

The Action Network, along with Clinton Global Initiative University, follows the success of CGI and its Commitment to Action model. Over the years, CGI and its partners have brought together leaders from across sectors to develop Commitments to Action that when fully funded and implemented will improve the lives of more than 430 million people in 180 countries worldwide.

The work of the Clinton Foundation and the Clinton Global Initiative would not be possible without the support of our year-round partners, The Arthur M. Blank Foundation, InterEnergy, LesLois Shaw Foundation, Swiss Re, and Tarsadia Foundation, as well as our meeting sponsors, Banco Popular, Caliber Home Loans, FirstBank, and the Island Spirit Fund.

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

Transportation for press in Puerto Rico on Monday between site visits will be provided. Parking at sites is limited, and priority will only be given to press travelling on official Clinton Foundation transportation. Please e-mail [email protected] to register for travel to site visits.

Monday, February 17

Visit with Inclusiv at Cooperative Sagrada Familia

  • Who: President Clinton and partners
  • Where: Corozal, Puerto Rico

Monday, February 17

Visit with Hispanic Federation at Caras con Causa

  • Who: President Clinton and partners
  • Where: Catano, Puerto Rico

Monday, February 17

Visit with Direct Relief at SANOS Hospital

  • Who: President Clinton and partners
  • Where: SANOS Antiguo Hospital Muncipal, 6 Calle El Troche #24, Caguas, Puerto Rico

Monday, February 17

Visit with The San Juan Bay National Estuary Program (Estuario) at Escuela Dr. Pedro Goyco

  • Who: President Clinton and partners
  • Where: Escuela Dr. Pedro Goyco, 1763 Calle Loiza, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Transportation for press to Tuesday’s site visit will not be provided. For details on location and time, please register by e-mailing [email protected].

Tuesday, February 18

Visit with Solar Libre at Centro MAM

  • Who: Secretary Hillary Clinton and partners
  • Where: Centro MAM, 11 Calle Dalia, Carolina, 00979, Puerto Rico

Tuesday, February 18

CGI Action Network Meeting

  • Opening Plenary: Accelerating the Road to Recovery: Responding to Natural Disasters in Puerto Rico and the Bahamas
  • When:  4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
  • Where:  Caribe Hilton Hotel, San Geronimo Ballroom

Moderated by President Clinton, this plenary will spotlight the greatest needs for recovery in the Bahamas, draw on lessons learned from Hurricanes Irma and Maria, and encourage all audience members to take action and support the people of the Bahamas.

Wednesday, February 19

CGI Action Network Meeting

  • Morning Plenary: Fighting Climate Change and Advancing Equality
  • When:  9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
  • Where:  Caribe Hilton Hotel, San Geronimo Ballroom

Moderated by Secretary Clinton, in this plenary session, speakers will identify opportunities to support these vulnerable populations while offering insight into how to reshape the climate change conversation to focus on principles like equality, justice and shared prosperity.

Wednesday, February 19

CGI Action Network Meeting

  • Closing Plenary: Investing in High-Tech, High Skilled Caribbean Jobs
  • When:  4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
  • Where:  Caribe Hilton Hotel, San Geronimo Ballroom

Moderated by President Clinton, in this plenary session, speakers will highlight opportunities to invest in projects that are preparing the Caribbean to take advantage of the growing digital economy, discuss approaches to promote equitable access to digital platforms, and focus on the unique assets of the Caribbean that have the potential to propel the region to the forefront of the digital economy.

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