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Fuel Freedom Foundation Announces a New, Innovative Energy Education Program With IESE Business School at Clinton Global Initiative's Annual Meeting


September 28, 2015 - IRVINE, CA

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - September 28, 2015) - At the 2015 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting in New York City, Fuel Freedom Foundation and IESE Business School announced a new education program as a CGI Commitment to Action that takes a ground-up approach toward reducing energy poverty on the African continent. The CGI 2015 Annual Meeting is hosted by the 42nd President of the United States, Bill Clinton, and Clinton Foundation Vice-Chair, Chelsea Clinton.

Yossie Hollander, Fuel Freedom Foundation Cofounder and Chairman, is representing at CGI to participate in high-level meetings and share the organizations' innovative approach to addressing long-term energy challenges in many African countries.

According to Hollander, "We are facing an extreme energy shortage globally. Access to affordable fuels would create significant and positive change in developing nations, and is achievable by fuel diversification -- which is why Fuel Freedom and IESE Business School are partnering to create an energy education and knowledge transfer program to address this issue."

In developing countries around the world, people do not have sufficient access to the energy they need for cooking, transportation, producing fertilizers, and electricity. They also lack the tools and knowledge to implement effective solutions. This new program will seek to remedy these problems by identifying potential gaps in management and policy approaches while simultaneously engaging stakeholders and experts in the developing countries themselves.

Beginning with Strathmore University in Kenya, the program will provide local capacity building via energy education and case method-based knowledge transfer that will provide local emerging leaders with regional and global perspectives. Further, this partnership and Commitment in Kenya is just the beginning of many similar curriculums that will grow throughout the world to address energy poverty.

"We are very pleased to partner with Fuel Freedom Foundation to launch an innovative energy education program that will hopefully change the lives of many," said Tomás Tomeo, Director of Corporate Development at IESE Business School. "A Commitment to Action is the defining feature of the Clinton Global Initiative and we feel honored to be recognized."

About Fuel Freedom Foundation

The Fuel Freedom Foundation is a non-profit, non-partisan U.S. organization working to break the world's crippling oil addiction by opening the market to cleaner, cheaper, locally produced fuels. The Foundation seeks to create the market conditions that will enable cars to run on multiple fuels, clearing a path for cleaner-burning fuels to compete on an even footing with gasoline. The Foundation was founded on the premise that competition will reduce the cost of fuels across the board as well as produce health and environmental benefits.

About IESE Business School

Since 1958, IESE Business School has been committed to developing exceptional leaders who aspire to have a deep, positive and lasting impact on people, firms and society. IESE's humanistic approach puts you at the center of the learning experience with a focus on your personal and professional development. At IESE, you will hone your strategic leadership competencies within a global framework. Our top-ranked programs and world-class international faculty will help you craft strategies for sustainable growth and profitability, and acquire the vision to drive meaningful change across your organization. On completing your IESE program, you will join a thriving alumni community of more than 43,000 executives and entrepreneurs who work in more than 100 countries. IESE was the first international business school to become established on the African continent, where it develops management programs in collaboration with leading business schools.

About 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 190 sitting and former heads of state, more than 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 3,200 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 also convened CGI Middle East & Africa, which brought 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.

Contact:
Naz Ekim
Cell: 917.355.9650
Email: naz.ekim@fuelfreedom.org

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