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May 06 2015

Operation HOPE Founder John Hope Bryant Joins Chelsea Clinton on Stage in Marrakech for Clinton Global Initiative Middle East & Africa Meeting

Global financial dignity nonprofit celebrates its 23rd anniversary as chairman reports out on international partnership with Peace Corps in South Africa

Los Angeles – May 6, 2015 – Operation HOPE Founder, Chairman and CEO John Hope Bryant joined Chelsea Clinton Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation on stage, to discuss infrastructure challenges for cities.  This meeting marks the first CGI Regional Meeting for the Middle East & Africa, taking place in Marrakech, Morocco. 

As a founding member of the Clinton Global Initiative, Bryant highlighted HOPE’s work in South Africa, specifically through its partnership with the Peace Corps. Signed in 2008, Operation HOPE has been providing financial literacy curriculum for volunteers to use in the urban and rural areas. The partnership also helped produce the new curriculum, revised to suit the needs of adult residents in rural parts of the country.  

Operation HOPE South Africa continues to educate and inspire youth and adults in the provinces of Gauteng, Western Cape, Limpopo, Eastern Cape, Northern Cape, KwaZulu/Natal and the Northwest Province by promoting entrepreneurship, job creation, and economic empowerment though Banking on Our Future and HOPE Business In A Box Academies. Since HOPE South Africa launched in 2007, more than 49,000 youth and adults nationwide have been reached.

CGI convenes leaders to drive action through its unique model. Rather than directly implementing projects, CGI facilitates action by helping members connect, collaborate, and make effective and measurable Commitments to Action. The Clinton Global Initiative convenes leaders to drive action through its unique model. Rather than directly implementing projects, CGI facilitates action by helping members connect, collaborate, and make effective and measurable Commitments to Action.

The Infrastructure Challenges: Cities of the Future:

MODERATOR: Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair, The Clinton Foundation

PANELISTS:

John Hope Bryant, Founder, Chairman and CEO, Operation HOPE

Thierry Déau, Chairman and CEO, Meridiam, Chairman, Long Term Infrastructure Investment Association (LTIIA)
Frannie Léautier, Co-founding Partner and Chairperson, Mkoba Private Equity Fund
Bosun Tijani, Chief Executive Officer, Co-creation Hub

Since its founding in 1992, Operation HOPE's mission has been to promote "silver rights" and make free enterprise and capitalism work for the underserved. The social investment banking nonprofit has provided financial literacy and economic empowerment services to more than 2.5 million people, raised $1.8 billion in economic activity for the disenfranchised worldwide.