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News and blogsEmbedding a Gender Lens into the Investment Process

Embedding a Gender Lens into the Investment Process

29th March 2021
GIF’s investment mandate is focused on finding and funding innovative ventures and solutions that have high potential to be impactful on the lives of the poor, scalable to reach millions and cost effective. Applying these criteria has meant that GIF’s portfolio has been largely comprised of investments amenable to quantifying impacts generated by innovations (e.g. […]
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BlogRobust data systems great tool to support asset financing, say innovators

Robust data systems great tool to support asset financing, say innovators

6th December 2021
Building robust systems that collect and track data from an early stage can help businesses be prepared when raising debt, according to innovators with experience in asset and customer financing. Innovators and entrepreneurs were exchanging ideas at a GIF-hosted workshop where they identified data related to unit economics, and on how assets are performing, as […]
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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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BlogAccelerating adaptation and resilience to climate change

Accelerating adaptation and resilience to climate change

9th November 2021
GIF’s business is improving the lives of the world’s poorest people. This difficult task has been vastly complicated by the increasingly volatile, relentlessly changing climate. Recent climate crises such as the horrendous drought in Madagascar, and global outbreaks of floods and wildfires, show us societies worldwide are not well-adapted to today’s climate shocks, let alone […]
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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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