World Forum featured on the Clinton Global Initiative Website
“CGI Annual Meeting 2009 – New Partnerships Formed, New Projects Inspired”
All year long, CGI works to create partnerships that will change lives around the world. At the Annual Meeting, that process is accelerated, as members meet each other at panels, impromptu gatherings, and social events throughout the week.
For Roger Neugebauer of the World Forum Foundation, it was a game-changing event. “This has been the most important week in the history of the World Forum Foundation,” he wrote to CGI. “What’s been amazing is all the partnerships I have been able to cement here. This has exceeded my wildest dreams (and I have some pretty wild dreams).”
The World Forum Foundation organizes adults into Community Teams, which lead local campaigns to reconnect children with nature. Before CGI’s Annual Meeting, Neugebauer used CGI Connect to send messages to organizations he thought would be interested in this work.
At the event, he was able to connect with the majority of those people, and many of them signed on to help. Fundacion Paraguaya, Paso Pacifico, and the SOUL Foundation, among others, have agreed to organize Community Teams. “It has been an awesome connecting experience,” Neugebauer wrote.
Read more about this partnership on the CGI website.
The World Forum Foundation (WFF) is now a member of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI)
On behalf of the WFF, Roger Neugebauer attended the 5th Clinton Global Initiative Conference with his $20,000 registration fee covered by CGI. The WFF has committed to reconnecting 2 million children around the world with nature.
The World Forum has drafted a report summarizing the commitment entitled “Raising Environmentally Passionate Future Generations.” The objective is to promote future generations of environmental stewards by recruiting, motivating, and training 236 professionally diverse Community Teams from 93 nations to lead local campaigns to reconnect over 2 million young children with nature.
Read the entire summary of this commitment.