Brad Gair, our Senior Managing Director and leader of the USVI recovery program, was honored to have the opportunity to present during the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Action Network on Post-Disaster Recovery forum in the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) on June 4th, 2019. The forum was held on June 3rd and 4th and included several government leaders and disaster recovery experts who shared their lessons learned and ideas on key topics of interest. The Clintons and many other national leaders also participated in the forum.
Brad also participated in the Private Roundtable Discussion with numerous key leaders, including Bill and Hillary Clinton, several Prime Ministers, and other leaders from the Financial, Corporate, Institutional and Government sectors. All participants discussed a variety of topics affecting the Caribbean including economic growth, increase of natural disasters, creating economic diversity and a stronger workforce, clean and affordable energy, and small business growth. They discussed ongoing efforts and ideas for continued economic growth and investment in the USVI and broader Caribbean.
About the CGI Action Network on Post-Disaster Recovery Forum
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. Building on CGI’s proven Commitment to Action model, 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. Members of the CGI Action Network are taking steps to ensure that the Caribbean communities are more resilient, prosperous and inclusive. (source: Clinton Global Initiative)
We at Witt O’Brien’s are very proud of the partnership we’ve built with the USVI since we first came to assist them with their response and recovery efforts in September 2017. Increased partnerships between the island leadership and our friends at FEMA and HUD have led to a historically strong recovery and many programmatic firsts. If you are interested in learning more about recovery efforts in USVI and elsewhere, please learn more about our solutions and/or please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you represent media interests you can likewise reach out to us at email@example.com.