Valerie Nkamgang Bemo, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

TITLE: Senior Program Officer, Global Development

FUNDING AREAS: Emergency response—natural disasters, economic crisis and other complex crises.

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PROFILE: Valerie Bemo is wears a couple of hats at the Gates Foundation, drawing on her years of experience to discharges her duties. Her responsibilities in emergency response bring her talents and skills to other parts of the world as well – she is as familiar with the difficulties in Aceh, Indonesia as she is with those in the Democratic Republic of Congo or Cote d'Ivoire. In 2005, she set up an unstaffed clinic after an earthquake devastated Aceh, treating long lines of patients for injuries from the quake as well as for medical problems unrelated to the disaster. That followed her work for the International Rescue Committee in Cote d'Ivoire where she was involved in running a large water and sanitation program serving 250 villages in the western part of the country. 

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Valerie Nkamgang Bemo manages the foundation’s investments that support communities affected by natural disasters and complex emergencies.