30 Aug 2019

2018 Annual Report

Today we are publishing our 2018 Annual Report, covering a year of increased localisation, the development of our Strategic Engagement and Communications team, and the recruitment of a new Executive Director to oversee our programmes in Africa.

Keeping children and their future at the core of everything we do, we expanded our climate work in India by appointing a Climate Director to the Delhi office, and signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ethiopian Government, allowing CIFF to open an office in Addis Ababa.

We also continued to build deeper collaborations with our current funding partners, while bringing new donors to our priority issues. This ambition included CIFF and its co-founder, Sir Christopher Hohn, agreeing to donate US$500 million to climate action over the next five years, as part of a US$4 billion pledge from 30 philanthropies at the Global Climate Action Summit.

In addition, HIV self-testing massively increased from 500,000 in 2017 to over 5 million in 2018. This was spurred on by CIFF, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and OraSure, which lowered the price of its HIV self-tests to US$2.

CIFF approved 186 new grants, and disbursed over USD$232m in 2018, distributing funds to incredible programmes working to create safe and supportive environments for children and young people across the globe. 

To download the full annual report (PDF), click here.