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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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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