Our colleague in Football for Water Kenya
Peter Karanja, our new country advisor in the Football for Water program has been active in the area of Sports and Sustainable Community Development for over two decades, both as a volunteer and as an employee. Owing to his practical experience and specialization in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) acknowledged through his Advanced Studies at the University of Geneva, Peter has been successful in the areas of Project Cycle Management, Resource Mobilization and Management.
Between 2006-2012 Peter was the Executive Director at Mathare Youth Sports Association (MYSA) arguably the biggest youth sports and community service organization in Africa and two times nominee for the Nobel Peace prize. Under his leadership, MYSA received Common Ground Award (Washington DC, USA), Beyond Sport Award (Cape Town, South Africa) and Score for Africa Award for best and most innovative environmentally sustainable project (London, UK). In the same period Peter provided advice to the Southern Sudan Sports Ministry on Rebuilding the New Sudan through Sports Initiative, Supported by Laureus Sports for Good Foundation and the Stromme Foundation.
In 2005-2011 Peter was a member of both the Streetfootballworld Network Board and East Africa Cup Executive Committee. In 2007-2008 Peter was a member of the Kenyan Premier League (KPL) Senior Management Committee and Board of Directors. Over the years Peter has addressed conferences and participated in various advisory committee meetings on sports and sustainable development across the world.
In 2012-2016 Peter was the Country Coordinator-Kenya in the Football for Water Program. The intervention of Football for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene has been designed to address WASH related rights in an integrated manner by enhancing water and sanitation coverage in the Kenyan selected public primary schools. In this program Peter worked in strategic partnership with the Royal Netherlands Football Association’s International WorldCoaches program.