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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation - The role of philanthropy in addressing the covid-19 pandemic

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Jul 2, 2020 03:39 PM

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VALERIE NKAMGANG BEMO
Deputy Director, Emergency Response @The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Valerie joined the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation 12 years ago and has developed Emergency Strategy and implementation worldwide in response to major natural disasters, conflict earthquakes, the Ebola outbreak and most recently the COVID-19 pandemic. She also executed Agriculture Development in West Africa and holds over 20 years of direct field experience and strategic development in Africa, Asia and Europe.
JOE CERELL
Managing Director, Global Policy & Advocacy @The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Joe oversees the Foundation’s relationships with countries in Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Middle East that are the largest international donors to overseas development. Prior to joining the Gates Foundation in 2001, he served in senior roles in U.S. government and strategy consulting, including in the Clinton White House under former Vice President Al Gore and at APCO Worldwide. Cerrell currently serves on the boards of several organisations, including the ONE Campaign, Global Citizen, and the Global Institute for Disease Elimination.
JENNIFER ALCORN
Deputy Director, Philanthropic Partnerships @The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Jennifer has spent over a decade with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation working across its global advocacy and philanthropy portfolios. In her current role, Jennifer manages a team that works directly with philanthropists to support their giving across a range of issues. Where areas of interest align with the Gates Foundation, the team facilitates partnerships, co-funding, and matchmaking with the goal of accelerating progress on must solve issues.