Hooda invited by Clinton to CGI meeting at Hong Kong

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Chandigarh, Nov 22 (UNI) The Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) has invited Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda to a meeting of CGI scheduled to be held at Hong Kong on December 2 and 3.

The CGI was established by Bill Clinton, 42nd President of the United States.

The invitation personally written by former Mr Clinton, who also heads CGI, mentioned that the event at Hong Kong has been designed to foster philanthropic culture in the dynamic and growing region of the world, that is Asia.

CGI was established in the year 2005 to turn good intentions into real action and results. CGI Asia offered a new membership opportunity to engage business, government, civil society, and philanthropic leaders across Asia.

The CGI Asia Meeting in Hong Kong, the first CGI meeting to be held outside the United States, is a chance for Asia's most influential leaders to come together and take action to solve the region's most pressing issues. The meeting would focus on three primary areas of discussion which includes education, energy and climate change and public health.

The working session of CGI's meeting in Hong Kong on education will explore specific and actionable ways to enable millions to gain access to quality education as education is essential for social and economic development, beyond lifting people out of poverty and strengthening the global economy, educational opportunities can dispel conflicts, create jobs and improve health conditions.

The energy and climate sessions will explore the economic opportunities in fighting global warming around the globe. Panels will explore carbon markets, innovations in the transportation sector, new power technologies and breakthrough in energy efficiency.

The public health session will seek to inform and inspire new commitments to improve health in the poorest countries and reduce the profound health disparities among and within the countries.

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