NCIIA announces new global education program at Clinton Global Initiative

Initiative will create science and technology education and entrepreneurship opportunities to address global poverty

The NCIIA today announced the launch of the Global Innovation Initiative (GII), a program designed to support Science, Technology, Math and Engineering (STEM) educators and students in solving the problems of global poverty in environmentally and economically sustainable ways. The announcement was made at the Clinton Global Initiative Summit in New York City.

See the announcement (at 1 min 55 sec).

In the photo, NCIIA's Executive Director Phil Weilerstein is flanked by President Bill Clinton and Arianna Huffington.

A $9.5 million commitment

NCIIA’s $9.5 million commitment was announced this morning during CGI’s Enhancing Access to Modern Technology Plenary.

Launched with a $1 million cornerstone commitment by The Lemelson Foundation, an additional $8.5 million will be raised through partnerships, grants and additional fundraising over the next two years.

Read the press release. Visit the GII webpage to learn more and get involved.