July 21 2015
Operation HOPE Attends "CGI Week of Action" in San Francisco
Last week, Shannon Campbell, Managing Director of HOPE Global Initiatives represented Operation HOPE at a Clinton Global Initiative Week of Action meeting in San Francisco. An intimate group of leaders from global nonprofits and executives from the technology world (including Facebook, PayPal, Box.com and Google) were brought together to explore opportunities the nonprofit world and the technology sector could build cross-partnerships using innovation and creativity for good.
"Examples of exciting new uses of technology in the international development space were shared, while networking opportunities and small group discussions were held to foster additional opportunities of idea sharing and introductions," said Campbell. "I look forward to Operation HOPE continuing to engage with this fantastic Clinton Global Initiative network of individuals, companies and organizations, which are all committed to working together to make a difference."
The afternoon session, Innovation in International Development: Using Technology for Good took place at IDEO, a global design company in San Francisco’s Embarcadero.
The Week of Action brought a cross-sector of leaders together to join in a range of topical sessions focused on identifying opportunities, strengthening partnerships, and developing Commitments to Action in advance of the 2015 Annual Meeting, CGI Week of Action sessions highlighted new and proven solutions for a range of challenges. Participants took part in the sessions that are most relevant to their interests and Commitments to Action.
Established in 2005 by President Bill Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), an initiative of the Clinton Foundation, convenes global leaders to create and implement innovative solutions to the world's most pressing challenges. CGI Annual Meetings have brought together 190 sitting and former heads of state, more than 20 Nobel Prize laureates, and hundreds of leading CEOs, heads of foundations and NGOs, major philanthropists, and members of the media. To date, members of the CGI community have made more than 3,200 commitments which have improved the lives of over 430 million people in more than 180 countries.
For more information about the CGI Week of Action, click here.