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NewsGIF opens new Nairobi office

GIF opens new Nairobi office

15th April 2020
I am delighted to announce GIF’s global presence is increasing with the opening of our new GIF office in Nairobi, Kenya. Being at the heart of regions we seek to invest in will help GIF make its strong investments in the Global South even stronger. As Managing Director – Africa I will support the sourcing […]
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NewsBreaking the cycle of depression: GIF’s $1.6 million grant to StrongMinds

Breaking the cycle of depression: GIF’s $1.6 million grant to StrongMinds

7th April 2020
GIF is excited to announce a $1.6 million grant to StrongMinds, a charity that aims to treat depression in women in Africa with less than $2 per day to spend on their families. StrongMinds currently operates in Uganda and Zambia; and addresses depression by delivering facilitator and peer-led courses of Group Interpersonal Psychotherapy (or IPT-G), […]
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NewsGlobal Innovation Fund welcomes James Mazzarella

Global Innovation Fund welcomes James Mazzarella

1st April 2020
  The Global Innovation Fund has significantly increased its policy and communications firepower with the appointment of James Mazzarella to the new role of Senior Vice President of Policy and Communications. In this role, James leads government and policy engagement in the Americas and will also lead on the delivery of corporate, investment and innovation […]
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BlogHow GIF is responding to coronavirus

How GIF is responding to coronavirus

24th March 2020
The spread of COVID-19, commonly referred to as the coronavirus, is an unprecedented event and an increasing priority not only for the public, but for the workplace also. Employers are being asked to do all they can to slow the spread of the virus and protect employees, while maintaining business continuity. As GIF confronts the […]
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BlogHow City Taps is using tech to expand water access around the world

How City Taps is using tech to expand water access around the world

22nd March 2020
830 million people living in cities around the world lack access to running water in their homes. With increasing urbanisation, that number is growing. On World Water Day 2020, CityTaps CEO Grégoire Landel details the company’s digital solution – CTSuite – and vision to bring running water to every urban home. This year’s World Water […]
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NewsIntroducing Malcolm Spence – GIF’s Open Innovation Lead

Introducing Malcolm Spence – GIF’s Open Innovation Lead

6th March 2020
GIF is committed to championing open innovation – the idea that great ideas can come from anywhere. This means we’re open to solutions that address any development challenge, so long as the core beneficiaries are those living on under $2 a day. To help us advance our open innovation agenda, GIF Investment Director Malcolm Spence […]
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