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NewsIntroducing our 2021 impact report

Introducing our 2021 impact report

24th March 2022
I am delighted to launch the Global Innovation Fund’s 2021 impact report, detailing the progress made to advance GIF’s mission of accelerating innovation to improve the lives of the world’s poorest people. Through grants, loans and equity investments, GIF’s portfolio of innovations has the potential for outsized social impact whether through new technologies, policies, business […]
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NewsRory Stewart, former International Development secretary, appointed President of GiveDirectly

Rory Stewart, former International Development secretary, appointed President of GiveDirectly

29th August 2022
GIF grantee GiveDirectly today announced the appointment of Rory Stewart, former Secretary of State for International Development, as its President. Mr Stewart will succeed Michael Faye, who has led the non-profit as President and Co-Founder since 2009. Mr Faye will move to the role of Executive Chair of GiveDirectly’s Board, while remaining in his ongoing […]
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NewsJeremy Weinstein joins the GIF Board

Jeremy Weinstein joins the GIF Board

29th July 2022
We are delighted to announce that Jeremy Weinstein has joined the GIF Board of Directors. Jeremy is the faculty director of Stanford Impact Labs. He created Stanford Impact Labs to catalyse new partnerships between leading researchers and expert practitioners with the goal of generating innovative policies, programs, and interventions to meaningfully address important social problems. […]
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NewsFirst investments under our Innovating for Climate Resilience fund announced

First investments under our Innovating for Climate Resilience fund announced

8th June 2022
GIF is pleased to announce the first innovations to receive investment from our Innovating for Climate Resilience fund: Agritask, a decision-support platform for agricultural operations; and PLACE, a non-profit hyperlocal mapping organisation. The Innovating for Climate Resilience fund invests, through both grants and risk capital, in early-stage innovations that aim to support people living on […]
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BlogSarah Pearson re-joins the GIF Board

Sarah Pearson re-joins the GIF Board

20th May 2022
We are delighted to announce that Sarah Pearson has re-joined the GIF Board of Directors. Prof Sarah Pearson, DPhil (Oxon), GAICD, FTSE has extensive global executive leadership experience spanning C-suite roles in the public and private sector, including leading brands such as Cadbury and McKinsey. Her career has spanned being an entrepreneur, intrapreneur, innovator and […]
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NewsImproving youth agency through mentorship and media: our partnership with Impact(Ed)

Improving youth agency through mentorship and media: our partnership with Impact(Ed)

7th April 2022
GIF is delighted to announce a $2 million grant to non-profit Impact(Ed) International. Together we seek to improve girls’ self-efficacy and educational aspirations via mentorship, community mobilisation, and Impact(Ed)’s award-winning animated life skills series. My Better World follows six African teens as they navigate the complex challenges of school, family, and friendship. Episode themes include […]
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