Lessons on COVID-19 from Africa: Q&A with Hassatou N’Sele

17 Dec 2021

Hassatou N’Sele joined IFFIm’s Board of Directors on 1 July 2021. As the Treasurer of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) based in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, she leads the expansion of the AfDB capital markets activities across the globe. Ms N’Sele is a Senegalese citizen. Tell us about your life. What experiences and people shaped you as a per...

The Wild Side of Innovative Finance: Q&A with Monique Barbut

17 Dec 2021

Monique Barbut joined IFFIm’s Board of Directors in July 2021. Currently the President of the World Wildlife Fund France, Ms Barbut has spent her extensive career in public service, playing a key role in environmental and financial global negotiations at the U.N.

Channeling private sector participation to optimise results: Q&A with Ingrid van Wees

17 Dec 2021

Ingrid van Wees joined the IFFIm board on 1 October 2021. She is currently the Vice President for Finance and Risk Management of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), based in Manila, the Philippines.

COVAX begins vaccine rollout amid global supply challenges

09 Jul 2021

Camel riders traverse Northern Kenya to spread the word about COVID-19 vaccines. Planes bearing half a million vaccines touch down in Manila. Mongolian villagers gather in a health centre waiting room in Batsumber. Around the world, millions of doses of COVID-19 vaccines have begun arriving through the COVAX Facility in the largest and most rapid g...

Australia increases support for COVAX through new pledges to IFFIm

02 Jul 2021

Australia has made new commitments of long-term funding to IFFIm to support the purchase and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines to 92 lower-income economies.  Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced his country has pledged AU$ 50 million to IFFIm for the Gavi COVAX AMC. Australia previously pledged AU$36 million to IFFIm for the AMC, bri...

Sweden makes historic US$ 287 million commitment to IFFIm

11 May 2021

On 15 April, at the “One World Protected” event to launch a campaign to raise US $2 billion for the Gavi COVAX Advance Market Commitment, Per Olsson Fridh, Sweden’s Minister for International Development Cooperation announced his country’s US$ 258.1 million (SEK 2.25 billion) in long-term funding to IFFIm to support the purchase and distribution of...

The Innovative Humanitarian Financing Forum to develop collaboration with WEF

19 Nov 2020

The Innovative Humanitarian Financing Forum (IHFF), founded by leaders from IFFIm’s Board and the British Red Cross, convened online on 4 November 2020, bringing to the table 33 people from 17 organisations, both returning and new participants, to explore ways to catalyse humanitarian investing initiatives. Launched to enthusiastic response in Lo...