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NewsChrysalis – Making Quality Early Childhood Education in India more affordable and accessible

Chrysalis – Making Quality Early Childhood Education in India more affordable and accessible

18th December 2020
The Global Innovation Fund, GIF, announced today it is investing $1.6 million investment in EZ Vidya Private Limited which operates under the brand name ‘Chrysalis’, an early childhood and primary years education organisation reaching children from low-income families in India. The investment will help the company to expand its operations, particularly to the Affordable Private […]
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NewsGIF Expands Partnership with Lively Minds to support Ghana’s Early Childhood Care and Education

GIF Expands Partnership with Lively Minds to support Ghana’s Early Childhood Care and Education

12th June 2020
GIF has awarded a $2.7 million grant to current partner Lively Minds to support the Government of Ghana’s efforts to embed the Lively Minds programme in 1,600 kindergartens in four of the poorest regions of Ghana over the next three years. The Lively Minds programme incorporates community-run educational games in government kindergarten schools. These games […]
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NewsGlobal Innovation Fund Welcomes Kippy Joseph

Global Innovation Fund Welcomes Kippy Joseph

11th June 2020
With a renewed emphasis on investing for gender equality, GIF is pleased to announce the appointment of Kippy Joseph as Senior Advisor, Gender. At this moment in time, as development actors increasingly recognize that COVID-19 exacerbates existing inequalities, including gender inequality, the work Kippy will lead has become even more critical. Kippy joins GIF with […]
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NewsGIF Welcomes its first Chief Development Strategy Officer

GIF Welcomes its first Chief Development Strategy Officer

10th June 2020
I am pleased to welcome Hashim Wasswa Mulangwa to GIF as our first Chief Development Strategy Officer, which will see him working across all GIF investments – including grants and risk capital investments – to ensure they are firmly grounded in evidence and development economics. I know that GIF will benefit from Hashim’s background in […]
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NewsNatalia Gavrilita joins GIF to support portfolio learning agenda

Natalia Gavrilita joins GIF to support portfolio learning agenda

2nd June 2020
Learning is at the heart of everything we do at GIF which makes us very excited to kickstart the process of documenting our investments and grants as they close or move to a different phase. This critical work will allow us to understand in greater detail how and where we are adding value as investors, […]
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BlogA Year of Progress:  GIF’s 2019 Impact Report Published

A Year of Progress: GIF’s 2019 Impact Report Published

26th May 2020
GIF’s flexible model is designed to support innovation for both immediate development challenges and longer term social change, and this flexibility has allowed us to pivot to address the realities of the pandemic. Another important part of the model is accountability and learning, and now that we are five years into our journey to support […]
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