Milton Kisapai comes from the Oceania country of Papua New Guinea. A national hockey athlete who has been in the sport for development for almost 10 years now.
He started as one of the first athlete volunteers with the Papua New Guinea Olympic Committee’s Sport & Environment Program called “Love Your Coast” in 2012. Since 2012, he helped with the LYC program by delivering and facilitating awareness with athletes & officials at different tournaments and competitions. This led to him being actively engaged with other sport for development programs of the PNG Olympic Committee. But his passion lies with advocating for the environment using the power of sport.
In 2017, Milton was appointed one out of five athletes in Papua New Guinea as Team PNG SDG Champions. This was a partnership between the United Nations in Papua New Guinea and the PNG Olympic Committee to use athletes to advocate and promote the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
Milton has so far led, coordinated and mobilized national athletes to be involved in a number of mangrove planting initiatives with key stakeholders in the environment sector in PNG.
Milton is now employed by the PNG Olympic Committee as Programs Coordinator, coordinating all sport for development programs and partnerships of the organization.
He is also a member of the UNESCO Asia/Pacific Youth, Sport & SDG Taskforce, after attending the Youth, Sport & SDG Funshop in Seoul, Korea in 2019. Milton will soon be pursuing his Master’s of International Development Practice with a focus on Sport for Development & Sport Diplomacy at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.