Marrakech to Host First Meeting Clinton Global Initiative Middle East and

Casablanca  –  The first meeting of the “Clinton Global Initiative, Middle East and Africa,” will be held on May 5-7 in Marrakech with the development challenges facing the African continent and the Middle East on top of its agenda, Director of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Lisa Rickert announced on Thursday in Casablanca.Former President Bill Clinton and his wife former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had announced last September in New York the holding in Morocco in the spring of 2015 of the event, recalled Rickert.The Clinton Global Initiative, Middle East and Africa is intended to offer a venue for businessmen in Africa and the Middle East to forge partnerships. The Event will also bring together actors from the public and private sectors as well as the civil society to take stock of the opportunities and responsibilities for prosperity, Rickert went on to say in a statement to MAP. The social, economic and environmental challenges facing the region along with issues relating to education, health and employment will feature prominently in the event’s agenda, said Rickert.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.