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BlogResponding locally to a global crisis

Responding locally to a global crisis

17th April 2020
With the world entering an economic downturn of unprecedented magnitude, high on our agenda is protecting our partner organisations and the social value they have created. The organisations and innovators in the GIF portfolio were on track to positively impact the lives of 89 million people by 2030 before this crisis. We must work to […]
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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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BlogInvesting in Behaviour Change to Fight COVID19

Investing in Behaviour Change to Fight COVID19

21st May 2020
In response to the challenges presented by the ongoing pandemic, GIF’s pipeline now reflects innovations from organizations both within our existing investment portfolio and other organizations whose evidence-backed innovations fit our investment criteria. One example of an existing partner GIF has already announced is mClinica. Another example of a COVID19 focused intervention with an existing […]
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NewsGIF pledges support to mClinica’s new initiative during coronavirus crisis

GIF pledges support to mClinica’s new initiative during coronavirus crisis

23rd April 2020
As COVID-19 spreads with startling speed, it is vital that we act swiftly to support those who are on the front lines assisting communities affected around the world. Today, GIF is proud to announce we are ramping up support for pharmacists in Cambodia and the Philippines via mClinica – a digital health company that has […]
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NewsOur latest investment in agri-tech startup Kamatan, ensuring better pricing for farmers and less wastage

Our latest investment in agri-tech startup Kamatan, ensuring better pricing for farmers and less wastage

20th April 2020
GIF is excited to announce a £1.6 million investment in Kamatan, an agriculture-technology startup leveraging supply chain technology to ensure better pricing for farmers and to reduce wastage in the sector. Based in India, Kamatan works with farmer produce organisations (FPOs) to source produce for direct supply to agricultural enterprises, processors and retailers. Kamatan helps […]
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NewsGIF announces new Chair and Board members

GIF announces new Chair and Board members

17th April 2020
GIF announces the appointment of Sal Giambanco as Chair, alongside the appointment of three new Board members GIF is delighted to announce that Sal Giambanco has been appointed Chair of the Global Innovation Fund Board of Directors following the departure of Kanini Mutooni, Managing Director of Europe, Middle East and Africa for Toniic, who leaves […]
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