The Global Knowledge Initiative (GKI) is a non-profit organization committed to leveraging networks and best-in-class research, scientific expertise, and technologies to address challenges facing the world’s poorest and most vulnerable populations. GKI-supported networks engage diverse participants, including companies, governments, universities, and local communities in pursuit of diverse objectives. These objectives include boosting smallholder productivity in Uganda’s banana value chain; addressing community-based water challenges in Malaysia; and reducing post-harvest food loss in Sub-Saharan Africa, among others.
Heralded as one of the next century’s 100 most innovative organizations by The Rockefeller Foundation, GKI addresses complex challenges through:
- Building the capacity of problem solvers to innovate and collaborate more effectively;
- Informing national policies and strategies that promote research and innovation for development;
- Researching and evaluating systems that impact innovation in developing countries;
- Running social innovation labs that engage stakeholders and envision bold solutions to pressing development challenges
- Supporting and developing problem-solving networks that pool resources from diverse fields, sectors, and geographies.