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Valerie D'Costa

Program Manager, infoDev
Ms. D'Costa is infoDev's Program Manager. She most recently served as Director of the International Division at the Info-Communication Development Authority of Singapore - the government agency charged with the development, promotion and regulation of Singapore's ICT sector. Ms. D'Costa has had a distinguished career in private legal practice and in government service. She holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the National University of Singapore and a Master of Laws degree from University College, University of London. In her previous position, Ms. D'Costa was responsible for the formulation of the Singapore Government's policies on international ICT issues and oversees bilateral relations with other countries on ICT issues. She has a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities related to the ICT4D agenda and leads infoDev's efforts to advance the role that ICTs can play in fighting poverty and empowering people.