Clifton Keenswijk joined the anti-doping movement in 2009, a year after graduating from the Anton De Kom University of Suriname with a Master of Law degree. Together with the Surinamese government and the Suriname Olympic Committee, he helped establish the Suriname Anti-Doping Autoriteit in October 2009, an organization he has been the manager of, for over ten years.
With the help of his team in Suriname, he launched and completed a UNESCO-funded anti-doping project in 2011 and a second one in 2015.
Clifton has had the privilege of being part of WADA’s outreach program on two occasions, first in 2011, during the Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico, and again in 2012 during the Paralympic Games in London.
He was also a delegate for Suriname at the UNESCO Conference of Parties to the International Convention Against Doping in Sport in Paris in 2013 and 2015.