Embracing diversity in its truest form,
the international peace center! Kenya team represents a spectrum of socio-cultural and
professional diversity and gender parity. The organisation struggles to maintain gender
parity, cultural responsiveness and demographic relevance without compromising on technical
competence. As per this, we seek to provide opportunities for qualified young people to apply
their technical skills and personal abilities in development work.
International Peace Center Africa
secretariat is a multidisciplinary team of radiant, dynamic and highly talented young people.
Displaying diversity in interest and skill, the team boasts an array of professionals from
Doctors,Psychologists, accountants, lawyers, IT and development specialists. Read profiles of
individuals currently comprising the Youthfull Team! Kenya team.
Dr.Cosmas Amwayi is the founder of International Peace Center Africa and Senior Research Fellow. He
has experience of more than 7 years in managing charitable organizations.Cosmas is a former Country
Director/Vice president at United States of America Healthcare Volunteer Inc and writer at Helium
Inc, Boston publishing company. He has been honored and recognized for his contribution on global
health, He's passionate about the role of young people in development and has in the last five
years worked to give youth a platform on which they can be heard. He believes that with their
passion, resilience and creativity, young people can change the world for the better
Panagiotis Pentaris is a
PhD Researcher and a Research Assistant for the Social, Therapeutic and Community Sciences
(STaCS). He is also a Research Assistant for the Faiths & Civil Society Union, Religious
Literacy Leadership Programme and the Art Therapy Large Group Project.
Panagiotis background is in Social Work Science, Social
Policy, and Psychotherapy. He is specialized in Thanatology, which remains his basic, from a
broader scope, area of academic and field interest. He is also certified in Medical Psychology and
As a Social Worker, Panagiotis is qualified and/or licensed in
different countries, as he is practicing International Social Work and Thanatology.
In particular, he is Licensed Social Worker (LSW) in Greece, USA,
Singapore, and East Africa. He is also a Qualified Social Worker (QSW) in the UK and the
Globalization, Multiculturalism, Secularization, and Disenfranchisement
are some of the core paradigms that he is following regarding his academic and field work. Informed
by secular ages and multicultural societies, his current research work focuses on thanatological
aspects of service delivery. Conceptualization of death, dying, and bereavement and the needs for
intervention, concerning the gap between the systems and health care practitioners. The project has
both clinical (micro) and policy (macro) expected outcomes.
He is working on smaller research projects based on thanatology as
He is an award and prize winning researcher. Some of the award delivery
institutions include: NIH, NHS, Cambridge University, National Association of Social Workers
(NASW), and IKY.
He is an academic contributor with ABC-Clio Publishing Company based in
California and New York in the USA.
Author for the Social Work Helper National Network.
Reviewer and editor for the Canadian Journal for Queer Studies in
Education, as well as the NOMOS Journal.
Research Assistant for the Equality and Human Rights Commission in
Scientific Member & Research Coordinator of the Psychosocial
Oncology Research Network of Greece.
Keynote Speaker for Education at the General Oncology Hospital of
Some of his professional memberships include IFSW, NASW, NASWU, and
Panagiotis' professional experience includes international practice.
This includes grief counseling and therapy, community grief work, grief psychotherapy,
direct/clinical social work, group social work, social policy planning/briefing/implementing,
hospital and hospice social work, military social work, reintegration, migration, and human rights
He has a wide range of conference papers and presentations since 2005.
Mainly presents for Global, International and National Conferences and Congresses, such as the
World Congresses of IPOS and the International Pan-African Conferences of Social Work.
Panagiotis is also involved with field work and is affiliated with the
Challenge Network, Care UK.
Partnerships and Institutional Development
Behind the quiet personality lies a passion for community development,
research and working with young people. His knowledge and experience in research, sales and
working with children has enabled him to assist in co-ordinating project activities in both
the Democracy and Governance and Justice and Human Rights programs. For me success is when I
see a project successfully take off from start to finish but most of all seeing
people’s lives changed and being able to realise their goals in life. This is especially so
because, so many young people give excuses as to why they haven’t achieved what they set out
to accomplish in life. I believe the youth have a lot of potential to create the future they
would want to see. Being at international peace center! Kenya gives me a chance to work with
talented people and it has opened doors for me to interact with people from all walks of
public relations officer
Winfred is an ambitious and outgoing young person who believes in the enormous
potential of young people in Kenya and the rest of Africa. Passing as quiet in initial
interactions, Winfred is an outspoken and sharp-minded young woman with a vast knowledge on the
political as well as economic processes of Kenya and the world.