The Global Knowledge Initiative (GKI) is a U.S based non-profit organization whose mission is to forge, optimize, and sustain knowledge partnerships aimed at solving specific development challenges pertinent to science, technology and innovation. GKI helps researchers and others locate critical resources required for scientific research, teaching, and innovation to address shared challenges. It then enables partners to collaborate through competitions, trainings, and capacity building initiatives. Finally, it connects resource seekers together with the global network of problem solvers to bring solutions to scale. GKI works closely with YADSTI as a knowledge partner in designing and implementing programmes along the YADSTI’s science, technology and innovation hubs.