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NewsIntroducing our 2021 impact report

Introducing our 2021 impact report

24th March 2022
I am delighted to launch the Global Innovation Fund’s 2021 impact report, detailing the progress made to advance GIF’s mission of accelerating innovation to improve the lives of the world’s poorest people. Through grants, loans and equity investments, GIF’s portfolio of innovations has the potential for outsized social impact whether through new technologies, policies, business […]
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BlogCelebrating our continued partnership with Global Affairs Canada and commitment to innovation for gender equality

Celebrating our continued partnership with Global Affairs Canada and commitment to innovation for gender equality

8th March 2022
On this International Women’s Day, GIF is pleased to announce a continued partnership with Global Affairs Canada for our Innovating for Gender Equality fund. Since the launch of the Innovating for Gender Equality fund in 2018 our aim has been to demonstrate how innovation can address gender power imbalances and accelerate the increase in agency […]
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BlogPerspectives and experience scaling agricultural technologies where GIF has impact

Perspectives and experience scaling agricultural technologies where GIF has impact

12th January 2022
GIF was delighted to host almost 100 participants to a learning event focused on scaling agricultural technologies, where local innovators and entrepreneurs showcased their perspectives and operational experience in the settings of our target beneficiaries. The webinar featured leaders in the agricultural sector representing GIF-supported innovations at different stages of the scale spectrum who shared […]
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NewsMr Green Africa closes Series B funding

Mr Green Africa closes Series B funding

11th January 2022
GIF investee Mr Green Africa is partnering with a diverse group of investors in a move that will allow the company to build on its success, including supply chain advances and improving the livelihoods of wastepickers in Kenya. Mr Green Africa owns and operates a series of trading hubs across Nairobi and Kisumu where they […]
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BlogProtecting and strengthening our impact

Protecting and strengthening our impact

23rd December 2021
As throughout the pandemic, GIF’s focus in 2021 has been on protecting our current portfolio’s impact as we continue building a diverse set of investments to confront the challenges faced by the world’s poorest.   We expect this impact from our evidence-based grants and risk capital investments to benefit 134 million people each year by 2031. […]
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NewsTackling the digital divide in South Africa

Tackling the digital divide in South Africa

21st December 2021
GIF is excited to announce a $460,000 investment in Isizwe, an internet service provider that offers online access to low-income communities in South Africa at a rate 20 times cheaper than the current standard. Digital connectivity is now considered a basic human necessity as increasing numbers of public and private services are delivered online. The […]
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