African Early Childhood Network (AfECN), Nairobi (Kenya) – Ph.D., is one of Africa’s leading experts in early childhood development. She is the founder and Executive Director of the Africa Early Childhood Network (AfECN). Her professional experience spans advocacy, policy and strategy de_x0002_velopment, program evaluation as well as capacity building. Prior to her work with AfECN, Dr Okengo provided technical support to various international and national organizations. A major focus of her work has been advocacy for early childhood as a rights based imperative. Her work focuses on strategies to ensure all children are thriving.