Stephine Ogutu is a Communications, Partnerships and Knowledge Management Specialist with over 7 year work experience in the development sector having worked with local and international development institutions across different countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. Stephine currently serves as the Head of Communications, Partnerships and Knowledge Management at the International Centre for Evaluation and Development (ICED). He is also a board member of the Betty Adera Foundation, TICH International and GENX Entrepreneurs Network where he serves as a Strategic Communications and Outreach Advisor.
Stephine has strong experience in developing strategies around Corporate Communications, Strategic Partnership building, Government Relations, Knowledge Management Systems, Research and Capacity Building. With his vast research and hands-on experience with the public development sector, he has managed and successfully played key roles in supporting projects that cut across: Public Health, Policy Advocacy, Governance and Accountability, Agribusiness, Community Development, Peace Building and Countering Violent Extremism (CVE).
As a seasoned communications expert, Ogutu has been involved in strategic media relations where his knowledge and experience has seen him being part of many local and international interviews including British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) News on trending issues that bother in the interest of African development.
Stephine has helped in strategic partnership building and management in various private and public projects in various countries in Sub-Saharan Africa which has seen major drive towards the enhancement and actualization of the global SDGs in those countries. He is also a trained expert in Collaboration Learning and Adaptation (CLA) which have been used to design new interventions to enhance collaboration of systems and global developmental best practices. Stephine has served as a governance and core SDGs advocate where he lean his voice on issues bothering on sustainable peace, the depleting nature of the health sector, food security and the marginalized low income earners in Africa.
One of his core skill set is his ability to compile extant research findings and develop a comprehensive report document, which is a true test to his report writing abilities as well as social media content development and analysis, design and development of promotional material, programme briefs, newsletters which is shared among wide range of readers in Africa. His passion for professional photography and documentary development earned him an award in photography for USAID-funded programmes in 2016. Ogutu is a social researcher who has worked on donor relations-USG related projects with various international non-governmental organizations like Global Communities where he also worked as a part of a monitoring and evaluation team. He is very proficient with program design and implementation.
Stephine recently started writing for leading print media in Kenya and Ghana. These channels include: The Standard newspaper, the Financial Fortune magazine and Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) on topical issues in Africa touching on SDGs, Vision 2030 and African Agenda 2063.