Annual Report 2019

Holding firm to our disruptive approach and empowering the next generation to solve the seemingly intractable problems they face.

In 2019, we continued to put children and adolescents at the heart of every programme. We developed a new Africa Strategy, opened an office in Beijing, China, and substantially strengthened our team in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. These steps furthered our efforts to empower local change-makers to deliver systemic change in their own communities. 2019 also saw the develop of two new teams; Organisational Development and Impact Investing.

Over the course of 2019, we approved $386 million in new charitable investments (a rise of $64 million over 2018) and $269 million was disbursed between our Addis Ababa, Beijing, Delhi, London and Nairobi offices. See a selection of key portfolio highlights from last year below:

  1. Clean Air Fund, an organisation working to improve air quality across the globe, was formally launched at the United Nations General Assembly in September, with the support of $20 million from CIFF.
  2. The Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Accelerator was launched in 2019, to advance the uptake of multiple micronutrient supplements (MMS). CIFF alongside funding partners will collectively invest roughly $50 million into the Accelerator over the next three years, to support over 17.5 million pregnant women access MMS.
  3. Over 1900 traffickers were identified through the Mukti Caravan (Freedom Van) Campaign by CIFF-funded Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation in India. Mukti Caravan is a nationwide campaign on wheels against the organised crime of child trafficking.
  4. CIFF worked with grantees to expand the availability of self-care tools and broaden the adoption of youth-led design for future SRH programmes. Major progress was made on DMPA-SC (a type of self-injectable contraceptive), a ‘dual-pill’ for HIV and pregnancy prevention, and HIV self-testing with dozens of countries supporting scale-up.

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