Clinton Global Initiative

0 Chelsea Clinton champions youth engagement and women’s rights

Chelsea Clinton leads a plenary discussion at CGI 2013.CGI (New York) – Chelsea Clinton recognizes that being the daughter of a former US President and former Secretary State pushes her onto the American political stage. It is an opportunity rather than a burden for Clinton. In a conversation with a…

0 Any innovations at the big conferences this week? “Not really.”

CGI As you probably heard, this week New York City played host to word leaders at the United Nations, celebrities and businessmen at the Clinton Global Initiative, as well as young techies passionate about development at the Social Good conference. Lucky for you, Humanosphere’s man on the East Coast, Tom…

1 Law & Order: Poverty alleviation unit

Gary Haugen (New York) – Movement inside of the Sheraton Hotel, location of the Clinton Global Initiative meeting, came to a standstill as President Obama exited the building. Press and meeting attendees left at once, flooding the lobby of the hotel. A swarm formed in front of the elevators as people…

1 At Clinton Global Initiative: Landless women at root of many problems

I’ve been reporting this week on the United Nations’ declared support (however vague) for expanding the global health agenda to go beyond the traditional focus on infectious diseases like AIDS, TB, measles or malaria and include non-contagious, chronic disease like cancer or heart disease. Across town, the Clinton Global Initiative…

0 5 reasons to pay attention to a badly named meeting at the UN

Next week, in New York City, the United Nations is holding a big meeting that could affect the future of global health. If all the gab actually translates into policy changes and action, it could redefine global health in a fairly significant way. In an apparent attempt to scare off…

4 Former Microsoftie offers “Talking Book” solution to global illiteracy

It can be difficult to make lasting gains in the ongoing effort to fight disease, improve health, boost a poor farming community’s output or sustain most humanitarian efforts if none or few in the community can read. “Fighting disease or knowing how to improve agricultural productivity often involves long-term behavior…