UNIVERSAL CITIZENS MEDIA AMBASSADOR PETER ONGERA
Peter Ongera, the African editor of Africa-The enslaved Continent, was born rural Kenya in 1972. He went to rural ordinary school system through university to study Philosophy, Public Relations and Sociology.
While doing undergraduate studies at Egerton University, Peter did commercial photography, freelance journalism and peer counseling. He got into pro-poor tourism business while at Egerton University at age 22.
He started getting national and international recognitions and awards at age 20 by participating in trainings and study trips to Spain, Denmark, Japan, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Egypt, Greece, Netherlands, Canada, USA, Tanzania and Uganda. Peter has founded and administered a number of capacity building projects and is a role model for many in Africa and beyond. Peter has done consulting for United Nations and USAID funded capacity building projects in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Mali, Nigeria, and Ghana. He was recognized as a
Hero by Parents magazine in 2005 and a Business Achiever in 2006 by Capital Radio. He has been featured in Kenyan and international media.
The journalist-turned –social entrepreneur and consultant believes that Africa can eradicate poverty through sustainable social investing in education and skills (especially information technology) transfer and partnerships with companies and communities. Peter is convinced that Africa has all the natural, human tools and resources to overcome poverty.