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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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NewsRegister now for our learning event on scaling agricultural innovations

Register now for our learning event on scaling agricultural innovations

22nd November 2021
GIF welcomes you to join us for a cross-learning event highlighting experiences, challenges and lessons learned from scaling and commercialising agricultural technologies. Our 90-minute webinar will feature leaders in the agricultural sector representing GIF-supported innovations at different stages of the scale spectrum present on lessons learned as their businesses grow. Join us as we explore: […]
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NewsEmpowering women in the construction sector: our partnership with Buildher

Empowering women in the construction sector: our partnership with Buildher

22nd November 2021
A new partnership between GIF and social enterprise Buildher will help disadvantaged young women secure skilled employment in the traditionally male-dominated construction sector. The latest deal to join GIF’s portfolio will improve incomes while challenging gender norms and generating learning on how to overcome gender barriers to expand employment opportunities for women. Founded in 2018, […]
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NewsTackling gender issues through popular MTV Shuga drama

Tackling gender issues through popular MTV Shuga drama

15th November 2021
GIF is pleased to announce a $675,000 grant to MTV Staying Alive Foundation to produce campaigns that aim to address gender-based violence and wider gender issues, as part of the TV series and multimedia campaign MTV Shuga. Under the grant, MTV Staying Alive Foundation, a charity that produces the series, will seek to engage female-led […]
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NewsGIF launches new climate resilience and adaptation fund

GIF launches new climate resilience and adaptation fund

8th November 2021
A new GIF fund that will invest in innovations that aim to support people living on less than $5 per day to build resilience to the inevitable changes in climate was launched today at the COP26 summit. The Innovating for Climate Resilience fund, launched in partnership with the Adaptation Research Alliance and the Global Resilience […]
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