Heather Ridout is an inFocus Associate and Co-Founder of Beeconomics in Brazil
with extensive experience in the evaluation and M&E support particularly in the areas of youth empowerment and youth anti-violence. For inFocus, Heather provides evaluation, training and capacity building services, the aim of which is to improve the performance of social impact-based
organisations and Heather has worked on projects for a wide range of clients globally.
Beeconomics is focused on youth inclusion for marginalised young people who are high risk for involvement in illicit employment, which is a strong trigger for inter-youth violence. It provides training and transitional employment for marginalised and at -risk young people. Heather was previously a founding member and on the steering committee of ENOUGH!, a coalition which sought to respond to the overwhelming issue of youth violence in South London. Heather speaks English and Portuguese and holds an MA in applied linguistics.