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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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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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NewsSparkMeter closes $10 million raise

SparkMeter closes $10 million raise

28th March 2022
GIF investee SparkMeter, a provider of grid management services, equipment, and software solutions, has closed a $10 million raise. This financing included follow-on funding of $530,000 from GIF and will enable SparkMeter’s growth in global markets, including access to reliable electricity for underserved communities across Africa, Asia, and the Americas. Over one billion people lack […]
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NewsMr Green Africa closes Series B funding

Mr Green Africa closes Series B funding

11th January 2022
GIF investee Mr Green Africa is partnering with a diverse group of investors in a move that will allow the company to build on its success, including supply chain advances and improving the livelihoods of wastepickers in Kenya. Mr Green Africa owns and operates a series of trading hubs across Nairobi and Kisumu where they […]
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NewsTackling the digital divide in South Africa

Tackling the digital divide in South Africa

21st December 2021
GIF is excited to announce a $460,000 investment in Isizwe, an internet service provider that offers online access to low-income communities in South Africa at a rate 20 times cheaper than the current standard. Digital connectivity is now considered a basic human necessity as increasing numbers of public and private services are delivered online. The […]
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