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MARCH 30, 2020

Lisa Alvarez-Calderón Joins Gates Foundation as Chief Human Resources Officer

SEATTLE, March 30, 2020 – The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced that Lisa Alvarez-Calderón has been named chief human resources officer. She joins the foundation from Universidad de Chile in Santiago, where she has been serving as academic director of the University’s Center for Organizational Engineering. Alvarez-Calderón assumes her new position effective today and will be based in Seattle.






FEBRUARY 24, 2020

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Commits $10 Million to Support Global Response on East Africa Locust Invasion

SEATTLE February 24, 2020 – The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced today that it is contributing $10 million to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to support its work with governments in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Somalia, to combat a locust infestation in East Africa that is posing a significant threat to food production and livelihoods in the region. The foundation is joining several other donors in responding to FAO’s urgent appeal to contain the crisis.



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