For Immediate Release: February 18, 2020
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WATCH LIVE TODAY AND TOMORROW: President Clinton and Secretary Clinton host fifth meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Action Network in San Juan, Puerto Rico
TODAY: President Clinton hosts the opening plenary, “Accelerating the Road to Recovery: Responding to Natural Disasters in Puerto Rico and the Bahamas,” which will be livestreamed at: live.clintonfoundation.org starting at 3 p.m. Eastern, 4 p.m. AST
TOMORROW: Secretary Clinton hosts the morning plenary, “Fighting Climate Change and Advancing Equality,” which will be livestreamed at: live.clintonfoundation.org starting at 8 a.m. Eastern, 9 a.m. AST
TOMORROW: President Clinton hosts the closing plenary, “Investing in High-Tech, High Skilled Caribbean Jobs,” which will be livestreamed at: live.clintonfoundation.org starting at 3 p.m. Eastern, 4 p.m. AST
San Juan, Puerto Rico – President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will convene members of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Action Network in San Juan, Puerto Rico for the fifth meeting since 2018. The Action Network brings together leaders from business, government, and civil society to make commitments to accelerate recovery from natural disasters and promote resiliency in the region.
All plenary sessions will be livestreamed at live.clintonfoundation.org. Below, please find details about the plenary sessions including timing and speaker information.
TODAY: Opening Plenary: Accelerating the Road to Recovery: Responding to Natural Disasters in Puerto Rico and the Bahamas
February 18, 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Eastern (4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. AST)
Speakers include President Bill Clinton, founder and board chair, Clinton Foundation; Nancy Negron, Vice President, Hispanics in Philanthropy; Christine Nieves, co-founder and President, Emerge Puerto Rico; Wanda Santiago, Executive Director, CMTAS Yauco; Katherine Smith, Managing Director, Bahama Disaster Reconstruction Authority; Damian Blackburn, CEO, Aliv; José Andrés, Founder and Chef, World Central Kitchen; and Leazona Bethell, Partnership Manager, All Hands and Hearts.
TOMORROW: Morning Plenary: Fighting Climate Change and Advancing Equality
February 19, 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Eastern (9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. AST)
Speakers include Hillary Rodham Clinton, former U.S. Secretary of State; Ignacio Álvarez, President & CEO, Popular; Lorenzo Sanford, Chief, Kalinago; Betzaida Ramos, Executive Director, Movimiento Para el Alcance de Vida Independiente (MAVI);Roshelle Pinnock, Ambassador, Caribbean Girls Hack; Imani Daniel, Executive Director, St. Thomas Recovery Team; Pepukaye Bardouille, CEO, Climate Resilience Execution Agency for Dominica (CREAD); and Frankie Miranda, President, Hispanic Federation
TOMORROW: Closing Plenary: Investing in High-Tech, High Skilled Caribbean Jobs
February 19, 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Eastern (4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. AST)
Speakers include President Bill Clinton, founder and board chair, Clinton Foundation; President Luis Moreno, InterAmerican Development Bank; Omar Ishrak, Chairman and CEO, Medtronic;Lucy Crespo, CEO, Puerto Rico Science Research and Technology Trust; and Varelie Croes, Chief Innovation Officer, Government of Aruba.
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