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News and blogsGIF investee Simprints wins World Bank’s Mission Billion Challenge prize

GIF investee Simprints wins World Bank’s Mission Billion Challenge prize

30th April 2019
Congratulations to GIF investee Simprints, who scooped the World Bank’s Mission Billion Challenge this month for the development of a toolkit that uses audio messages to help people provide informed consent before the collection of their biometric data. The Mission Billion Challenge is aimed at surfacing innovative solutions to tackle digital identity issues for the […]
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News and blogsJane Siebels joins the GIF Board

Jane Siebels joins the GIF Board

18th March 2019
We are delighted to announce that Jane Siebels has joined the GIF Board of Directors. Jane brings with her an exceptional track record of ethical investing and philanthropic giving, extensive board experience, a commitment to evidence, and a deep understanding of investing in emerging markets. Jane Siebels is the founder of Siebels Asset Management Research (SAMR). […]
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News and blogsPartnering to improve the agency of women and girls

Partnering to improve the agency of women and girls

7th March 2019
Global Innovation Fund (GIF) is proud to announce a new partnership focused on gender equality, with Global Affairs Canada (GAC), that aligns with Canada’s feminist international assistance agenda and GIF’s focus on improving the agency of women and girls. This partnership uses GIF’s investment process and a strategic gender lens to find and fund innovations […]
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News and blogsDr. Santhosh Mathew joins the GIF Board

Dr. Santhosh Mathew joins the GIF Board

18th December 2018
We are delighted to announce that Dr. Santhosh Mathew has joined the GIF Board of Directors. He brings extensive experience of scaling evidence based-programmes through the public sector, and of achieving transformative social impact for millions of Indian citizens. Dr. Santhosh Mathew currently serves as the Country Lead for Social and Public Finance Policy at […]
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News and blogsGIF Independent Evaluation

GIF Independent Evaluation

19th October 2018
GIF Independent Evaluation – Request for Proposals As the Global Innovation Fund evolves in its maturity and prepares for the next iteration of its strategy, the Board has commissioned an independent formative evaluation. To view the Request for Proposals and the Terms of Reference documents for the independent evaluation, please click here. This exercise will […]
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News and blogsKanini Mutooni to succeed Russ Siegelman as Chair of the Global Innovation Fund

Kanini Mutooni to succeed Russ Siegelman as Chair of the Global Innovation Fund

25th June 2018
London, June 26, 2018 – The Board of the Global Innovation Fund (‘GIF’ or ‘Fund’), a leading international economic development charity headquartered in London, has accepted the resignation of Russ Siegelman as Chair after 4 years of service, with thanks and all good wishes. Kanini Mutooni, director for investment at the East Africa Trade and […]
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