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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...

IFFIm Prices US$500 Million 3-year Benchmark Vaccine Bonds

29 Oct 2020

IFFIm today priced US$ 500 million, 3-year fixed rate benchmark Vaccine Bonds that will provide Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, flexible funding for its core immunisation programmes and efforts to develop and distribute eventual COVID-19 vaccines to countries around the world, particularly the poorest.

IFFIm Appoints Kenneth Lay as Chair of its Board of Directors

29 Oct 2020

Lay succeeds Cyrus Ardalan, who introduced CEPI programme and led successful replenishment raising over US$ 926 million.

The art of innovative finance

29 Jul 2020

An interview with IFFIm Board member Marcus Fedder.

IFFIm issues NOK 2 billion in Vaccine Bonds for COVID-19 vaccine development

07 Jul 2020

IFFIm has issued NOK 2 billion in Vaccine Bonds to accelerate the availability of financing for urgent COVID-19 vaccine research and development by the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations.

Innovative Humanitarian Financing Forum charts way forward

25 Jun 2020

Leaders in business and philanthropy explore pathways to catalyse change through public-private financing. How can public and private sectors work together to increase the scale and scope of funding required to proactively address social causes - and potentially avert crises from future global threats?

World Leaders Pledge US$ 926 Million to IFFIm

15 Jun 2020

Italy, the Netherlands, Norway and Spain have affirmed their continued support of IFFIm, together contributing a total of US$ 926 million in new, long-term funding to International Finance Facility for Immunisation (IFFIm). The pledges were made in the donor countries’ respective currencies.