March 30, 2018
Friday
Mar 30
2018

TUESDAY, APRIL 3: President Clinton to Launch New CGI Action Network on Post Disaster Recovery

Miami, FL
Press Release

Clinton Global Initiative meeting, taking place at the University of Miami, will bring together leaders from government, business, and civil society to address ongoing hurricane recovery needs facing the Caribbean

Featured participants: President Bill Clinton, 42nd President of the United States, founder and board chair, Clinton Foundation; Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, Commonwealth of Dominica; Irwin LaRocque, secretary-general, Caribbean Community (CARICOM); Governor Kenneth Mapp, Virgin Islands of the United States; Jenniffer González-Colón, resident commissioner, Puerto Rico; Stacey Plaskett, delegate to the United States House of Representatives, Virgin Islands of the United States; Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz, Municipality of San Juan, Puerto Rico; Gary Cohen, executive vice president, Becton, Dickinson and Company, and president, BD Foundation; Lynn Jurich, CEO, Sunrun; Andrea Luecke, executive director, The Solar Foundation; Denis O'Brien, chairman of the board, Digicel; Jose Maria Figueres Olsen, former president of Costa Rica, and co-founder, Ocean Unite; Hugh Riley, secretary general and CEO, Caribbean Tourism Organization; Thomas F. Secunda, founding partner, vice chairman & global head of financial products & services, Bloomberg LP; Dr. Rajiv J. Shah, president, Rockefeller Foundation; Sally Yearwood, executive director, Caribbean Central American Action, among others.

Miami, FL – On Tuesday, April 3, 2018, President Clinton will formally launch the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Action Network on Post-Disaster Recovery at the University of Miami. The meeting will bring together more than 350 leaders from government, business, and civil society to discuss and develop solutions that address immediate and long-term hurricane recovery needs facing the region. 

At the meeting, stakeholders will work toward CGI Commitments to Action – new, specific, and measurable projects to address critical issues such as health care, housing, clean energy, education, small business support, mental health, and climate resiliency to assist with immediate needs as well as the long-term recovery in the region. Commitments to Action already in development include the rebuilding of schools and homes in Dominica and the installation of solar equipment at primary care clinics in Puerto Rico. Additional commitments will be announced during the major plenary sessions of the meeting.

Participants include: President Bill Clinton, 42nd President of the United States, founder and board chair, Clinton Foundation; Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, Commonwealth of Dominica; Irwin LaRocque, secretary-general, Caribbean Community (CARICOM); Governor Kenneth Mapp, Virgin Islands of the United States; Jenniffer González-Colón, resident commissioner, Puerto Rico; Stacey Plaskett, delegate to the United States House of Representatives, Virgin Islands of the United States; Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz, Municipality of San Juan, Puerto Rico; Gary Cohen, executive vice president, Becton, Dickinson and Company, and president, BD Foundation; Lynn Jurich, CEO, Sunrun; Andrea Luecke, executive director, The Solar Foundation; Denis O'Brien, chairman of the board, Digicel; Jose Maria Figueres Olsen, former president of Costa Rica, and co-founder, Ocean Unite; Hugh Riley, secretary general and CEO, Caribbean Tourism Organization; Thomas F. Secunda, founding partner, vice chairman & global head of financial products & services, Bloomberg LP; Dr. Rajiv J. Shah, president, Rockefeller Foundation; Sally Yearwood, executive director, Caribbean Central American Action, among others.

Continuing the Work of the Clinton Global Initiative

This meeting builds on the success of the CGI Commitment to Action model, which over the years, has brought together leaders from across sectors to improve the lives of more than 430 million people in 180 countries worldwide. This includes the CGI Haiti Action Network, which was established 10 years ago when four hurricanes struck the country and continued through the devastating 2010 earthquake, and has led to 130 Commitments to Action in Haiti worth more than $500 million when fully funded and implemented, in areas including health, education, energy, enterprise, agriculture, and infrastructure.

All media must apply for credentials and must be approved by the Clinton Foundation to attend. To apply, please complete the form at: https://forms.clintonfoundation.org/view.php?id=155936

A schedule of activities and press logistics is available below. All events will take place on April 3, 2018 at the Donna E. Shalala Student Center, 3rd floor located at 1330 Miller Drive, Miami, FL 33146.  

*** FOR PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY ***
*** SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE – PLEASE EMAIL [email protected] FOR QUESTIONS ***

OPENING PLENARY SESSION – Partnering to Jumpstart Action
9:00 a.m. ET – 10:30 a.m. ET
PRESS PRE-SET: 8:00 a.m. ET
CAMERA PRE-SET: 7:00 a.m. ET
Grand Ballroom

Speakers:

  • Moderated by President Bill Clinton, 42nd President of the United States, founder and board chair, Clinton Foundation
  • Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, Commonwealth of Dominica
  • Congresswoman Jenniffer González-Colón, resident commissioner, Puerto Rico
  • Denis O’Brien, chairman, Digicel
  • Governor Kenneth Mapp, Virgin Islands of the United States

MORNING EXECUTIVE SESSIONS
11:00 a.m. ET – 12:30 p.m. ET
PRESS PRE-SET: 10:30 a.m. ET

(Re)building Affordable, Resilient, High-quality Housing
Activities South

Building Resilient Health Systems to Ensure Access to Care
Ballroom East

Speaker:

  • Gary Cohen, executive vice president, Becton, Dickinson and Company, and president, BD Foundation

Harnessing Tourism's Potential to Reinvigorate Local Economies
Activities North

Speaker:

  • Hugh Riley, secretary general and CEO, Caribbean Tourism Organization

Meeting the Needs of Children: Education, Skills, and Trauma Support
Ballroom Center

Speakers:

  • Irwin Redlener, director, National Center for Disaster Preparedness, Columbia University & Children’s Health Fund
  • Amanda Rivera-Flores, executive director, Youth Development Institute of Puerto Rico

Powering Up After the Storms and the Future of the Energy Grid
Ballroom West

Speakers:

  • Moderated by His Excellency José María Figueres, former president of Costa Rica, and co-founder Ocean Unite
  • Cletus Bertin, executive director, Caribbean Electric Utility Services Corporation
  • Andrea Luecke, executive director, The Solar Foundation
  • Congresswoman Stacey Plaskett, delegate to the United States House of Representatives, Virgin Islands of the United States

AFTERNOON EXECUTIVE SESSIONS
2:00 p.m. ET – 3:30 p.m. ET
PRESS PRE-SET: 1:30 p.m. ET

Addressing Trauma and Increasing Psychosocial Resilience
Activities South

Speaker:

  • Marta Michelle Colón, chief attitude strategist, Buena Gente

Rebuilding Recycling Infrastructure and Co-creating a Circular Economy
Activities North

Restoring the Natural Resource Base for Thriving Societies
Ballroom East

Speaker:

  • Luis Solorzano, executive director – Caribbean Division, The Nature Conservancy

Supporting Small Business Recovery and Resilience
Ballroom West

Speaker:

  • Nancy Santiago Negrón, vice president, Hispanics in Philanthropy

CLOSING PLENARY SESSION -- Partnering for Resiliency 
4:00 p.m. ET – 5:30 p.m. ET
PRESS PRE-SET: 3:00 p.m. ET
CAMERA PRE-SET: 2:00 p.m. ET  
Grand Ballroom

Speakers:

  • Moderated by President Bill Clinton, 42nd President of the United States, founder and board chair, Clinton Foundation
  • Dr. Rajiv J. Shah, president, Rockefeller Foundation
  • Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, secretary-general, CARICOM
  • Lynn Jurich, CEO, Sunrun
  • Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz, Municipality of San Juan, Puerto Rico

*For full descriptions for each of the sessions, please visit: https://www.clintonfoundation.org/clinton-global-initiative/meetings/cgi-action-network/agenda

ON SITE LOGISTICS

Press Credentials

Press registration is open to members of the media. To apply, please complete the form at https://forms.clintonfoundation.org/view.php?id=155936

ALL PRESS MUST BE CREDENTIALED BY THE CLINTON FOUNDATION. All media must apply for credentials and must be approved by the Clinton Foundation in order to attend. Journalists may apply for credentials on-site, but pre-registered media will be given priority. For questions about press registration, contact the Clinton Foundation Communications Department at [email protected].

Media who pre-registered and received a confirmation email notification from the Clinton Foundation of their acceptance are encouraged to pick up their credentials at the Press Registration desk and working room in the Donna E. Shalala Student Center, Vista Room located on the 3rd floor. 

Credentials will be available for pick up at the Press Registration Table at the following locations and hours:

Press Registration: 6:00 a.m. ET – 4:30 p.m. ET

Location:

  • Donna E. Shalala Student Center, 3rd Floor, Vista Room
    1330 Miller Drive
    Miami, FL 33146

Press Parking
You may park in the Pavia Garage located at 5615 Pavia Street, Coral Gables, FL 33146. Please inform attendants that you are attending the CGI Action Network Meeting. Note that parking is not complementary.

Clinton Foundation Press Center and Workspace
There will be space for press to work and file stories during the meeting in the Press Working Room, located in the Donna E. Shalala Student Center’s Vista Room. Wireless Internet access will be provided. Phones and computers will not be provided

WIFI
WiFi information will be provided on-site

Meals:
Meals will be provided on-site

Useful Links

Interview Locations
If you are interested in stand-up interview locations on-site at the University of Miami, please email [email protected].   

Wireless Microphones
Please do NOT bring or use wireless microphones on-site, as they may interfere with the show wireless system.

Mult Box
Output specifics are:

HD: HD/SDI with embedded audio
Analog Audio: XLR

Sat Truck Parking
There are a limited amount of satellite and microwave truck parking spaces available. Email [email protected] with requests and questions regarding satellite truck parking.

Interview Requests
Please send all interview requests to [email protected]

Social Media

During the course of the CGI Action Network Meeting, we encourage you to take advantage of these social media opportunities:

Photos Available for Use

For photos and permission to use in published materials, please send requests to [email protected]