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), […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
GIF investee WhereIsMyTransport has announced $7.5 million in Series A funding to develop digital solutions for sustainable urban mobility in emerging markets. The round includes further investment from GIF and Goodwell Investments, plus new strategic investment from Google, Nedbank, Liil Ventures, and Toyota Tsusho Corporation. WhereIsMyTransport is a leading provider of data and technology solutions […]
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