I am pleased to welcome Hashim Wasswa Mulangwa to GIF as our first Chief Development Strategy Officer, which will see him working across all GIF investments – including grants and risk capital investments – to ensure they are firmly grounded in evidence and development economics. I know that GIF will benefit from Hashim’s background in […]
Learning is at the heart of everything we do at GIF which makes us very excited to kickstart the process of documenting our investments and grants as they close or move to a different phase. This critical work will allow us to understand in greater detail how and where we are adding value as investors, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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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