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GAA Joins Clinton Global Initiative

The Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA) is proud to announce that it has joined as a member of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI).

Established in 2005 by President Bill Clinton, CGI, an initiative of the Clinton Foundation, convenes global leaders to create and implement innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.

GAA received an invitation to join CGI in late 2014.

“We are intrigued with the opportunities within CGI to address economic development for startup operations in the aquaculture community,” said GAA Executive Director Wally Stevens. “The work of the GAA and its foundation, the Responsible Aquaculture Foundation, are a good fit with the work being undertaken by the other members of the CGI community.”

The Clinton Foundation convenes businesses, governments, NGOs, and individuals to improve global health and wellness, increase opportunity for women and girls, reduce childhood obesity, create economic opportunity and growth, and help communities address the effects of climate change.

CGI, an initiative of the Clinton Foundation, is dedicated to turning ideas into action. The CGI community allows members to share best practices, forge partnerships and leverage resources to affect measurable change.

CGI members will have access to the organization’s year-round engagement opportunities, including its Annual Meeting, which is held in New York in September 2015.

About GAA
The Global Aquaculture Alliance is an international, non-profit trade association dedicated to advancing environmentally and socially responsible aquaculture. Through the development of its Best Aquaculture Practices certification standards, GAA has become the leading standards-setting organization for aquaculture seafood.

About the Clinton Global Initiative
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 solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. CGI Annual Meetings have brought together more than 180 heads of state, 20 Nobel Prize laureates, and hundreds of leading CEOs, heads of foundations and NGOs, major philanthropists, and members of the media. To date, members of the CGI community have made more than 3,100 Commitments to Action, which have improved the lives of over 430 million people in more than 180 countries.

In addition to the Annual Meeting, CGI convenes CGI America, a meeting focused on collaborative solutions to economic recovery in the United States; and CGI University (CGI U), which brings together undergraduate and graduate students to address pressing challenges in their community or around the world. This year, CGI will also convene CGI Middle East & Africa and CGI Mediterranean, which will each bring together leaders across sectors to take action on pressing social, economic, and environmental challenges. For more information, visit clintonglobalinitiative.org and follow us on Twitter @ClintonGlobal and Facebook at facebook.com/clintonglobalinitiative.