Announcement at the 2016 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting

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What an honor to participate in the 2016 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting. We made a Commitment to Action for the event, and YTF Founder and CEO Njideka Harry is participating on a panel on connectivity.

CGI Commitment to Action

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We shared more about our program in the works with a press release announcing our Commitment to Action.

Here’s the highlight: We announced a Commitment to Action to train 6,000 out-of-school girls in Nigeria who are at risk of, or have survived, human trafficking in cutting-edge, in-demand technology skills.

Njideka Harry on Connectivity Panel

Njideka’s panel, as described by CGI: “Technology is one of the defining forces of our collective future, reshaping the way we learn, innovate, and connect with one another. Today, new digital technologies and advancements—such as the Internet of Things, smart devices, artificial intelligence, and the block chain—are increasingly changing the concept of connectivity itself and enhancing our ability to maximize human potential. The strategies we design and the investments we make will impact how equitably access to these innovations is shared—and how drastically livelihoods will be improved as a result.”

The panel will build a discussion around: “How can we bridge the digital divide of today and harness the potential of connectivity to impact our societies, environment, and economies of tomorrow?”

Moderated by Manoush Zomorodi, host and managing editor of Note to Self at WNYC Studios for New York Public Radio, participants include:

  • Hernando de Soto, Chairman, Institute for Liberty and Democracy
  • Njideka Harry, President and CEO, Youth for Technology Foundation
  • Vivienne Ming, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Socos
  • Jamie Smith, Global Chief Communications Officer, The Bitfury Group
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