smallsolutions announces its CGI Commitment to Action
6 January 2011. As a part of its participation at the Clinton Global Initiative in 2010, smallsolutions committed to providing energy impoverished communities in Uganda with sustainable renewable energy and human development solutions. Through community mobililzation, awareness campaigns, capacity building and human and business development activities, communities will be empowered to address their energy challenges and develop lasting solutions that will improve access and expand usage of appropriate and affordable energy technologies.
smallsolutions has made a commitment to action to identify and train 50 entrepreneurs in 90 villages with an expected impact on over 35,000 people through its SEED Program in Uganda.
This commitment has been made possible through the support of the ExxonMobil Corporation and their Women's Economic Opportunity Initiative which aims to promote the economic advancement of women through technology.
About the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI)
Established in 2005 by President Bill Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) convenes global leaders to devise and implement innovative solutions to some of the world's most pressing challenges. Since 2005, CGI Annual Meetings have brought together nearly 150 current and former heads of state, 15 Nobel Peace Prize laureates, hundreds of leading CEOs, heads of foundations, major philanthropists, directors of the most effective nongovernmental organizations, and prominent members of the media. These CGI members have made more than 1,900 commitments, which have already improved the lives of nearly 300 million people in more than 170 countries. When fully funded and implemented, these commitments will be valued at $63 billion. The CGI community also includes CGI University (CGI U), a forum to engage college students in global citizenship, MyCommitment.org, an online portal where anybody can make a Commitment to Action, and CGI Lead, which engages a select group of young CGI members for leadership development. For more information, visit www.clintonglobalinitiative.org.