WakaWaka at CGI2014
Hosted by President Bill Clinton, Secretary Clinton, and Chelsea Clinton, the 10th Annual CGI Meeting is bringing members together under the 2014 theme of Reimagining Impact to facilitate the development of forward-thinking approaches that re-envision the way we impact the world. WakaWaka's founders Maurits and Camille are, for the third time, attending the meeting.
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 more than 180 heads of state, 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 2,900 Commitments to Action, which have improved the lives of over 430 million people in more than 180 countries. When fully funded and implemented, these commitments will be valued at $103 billion.
In 2011, WakaWaka committed to distributing one million WakaWaka solar LED lamps to individuals in developing countries living in off-grid homes. So far, WakaWaka reached 50 percent of its commitment to impact one million lives before 2016. Among these are more than 200,000 Syrian refugees, 100,000+ survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines and 60,000 Haitians who still live in shelters.