The Clinton Global Initiative University is looking for students committed to impact to join its next cohort! In addition to year-long engagement opportunities, all accepted students will be invited to CGI U’s first-ever international meeting hosted by President Bill Clinton and Chelsea Clinton at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland from April 17-19, 2020. Students will hear from topic experts, form meaningful connections with one another, and learn how to turn their ideas into action.

Apply by November 4 to join CGI U’s global community of leaders:

Mission: The mission of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) is to turn ideas into action. Established in 2005 by President Bill Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative convenes global and emerging leaders to create and implement solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.

Through CGI America, CGI International, and its flagship Annual Meeting, CGI members have made more than 3,600 Commitments to Action, which are improving the lives of over 435 million people in 180 countries. In 2016, President Clinton concluded the 12th and final CGI Annual Meeting. However, CGI’s work continues through its Action Network model.

Model: The Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) convenes leaders from across sectors to drive action through its unique model. Rather than directly implementing projects, CGI facilitates action by helping members connect, collaborate, and develop Commitments to Action which are new, specific, and measurable plans that address global challenges.

Building on CGI’s proven model of convening and taking action on global challenges, CGI Action Networks were established to add value where specific and/or immediate gaps were identified by the community. Most recently, following the devastating 2017 hurricane season, local leaders from Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Dominica, and Antigua and Barbuda approached President Clinton to help them build back better. In response, the Clinton Foundation launched the CGI Action Network on Post-Disaster Recovery. This Action Network brings together leaders from across sectors to develop new, specific, and measurable plans that advance recovery and promote long-term resiliency across the region.

Along with the Action Network on Post-Disaster Recovery, CGI continues its work on the Haiti Action Network and the Elephant Action Network.


The Clinton Global Initiative University offers Fellows opportunities to contest for grant funding, networking and attending the annual meeting at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland from April 17-19, 2020.