Beatrice Ogutu has a decade of experience designing and implementing family and child development programs with national and international NGOs in Africa. As the Director of Investing in Children and their Societies (ICS SP), Ogutu is responsible for organizational management and the development and implementation of ICS’s skillful parenting and cease violence programs throughout Eastern Africa.
ICS SP focuses on rural development in Africa, with the hopes of helping every child to grow up in a safe and nurturing environment by working with parents and caregivers, strengthening families and communities, and pushing governments, civil society and the private sector towards better policies and practices to fulfill children’s rights. At the core of ICS’s approach is skillful parenting, both to prevent violence against children and to promote age-appropriate parenting. This methodology is combined with agricultural training programs aimed at promoting productivity, increasing family income, and promoting sustainable growth of family wellbeing. Ogutu is also a founding member and a current board member of the Parenting in Africa Network, which advocates for the rights of children by focusing on specific issues that affect African families. She holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in environmental studies, planning and management.