Yesterday, former President Bill Clinton opened the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) in New York by talking about results. The first project he focused on was Procter & Gamble’s commitment to bringing clean water to children. I was proud to hear feedback on the project, as ChildFund is a partner with P&G in this important endeavor.
Since 2005, CGI has gathered a community of international leaders together to develop solutions to the world’s challenging issues. This conference is really about collaborative brainpower. New ideas! And this year’s theme, Designing for Impact, encourages us to turn those ideas into measurable results that will benefit people and the way we deliver services.
As day two of the conference gets under way (headlined by an address from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton), I am interested in many of the breakout sessions scheduled, including one about empowering girls through education and another about combining health care and education programs to provide a holistic system for early childhood development.
By keeping the needs of children in mind, I hope we can establish actionable steps to solve many of the problems children face daily, building on the positive results of our current efforts.