Influencing Policy for Better Change.

International Development & African Diaspora

Influencing Policy for Better Change 


Directory of Diaspora Groups in Wales

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Our Projects


Jamii Project

Sub-Sahara Advisory Panel (SSAP) is working in partnership with the North Wales African Society (NWAS) to deliver the ‘Jamii Project’ in Cardiff (South Wales) and Bangor (North Wales). The aim of the project is to address root causes of the harsh effect of the pandemic on the African community by addressing issues which have grassroot solutions. “Jamii” means “community” in Africa’s most spoken language- Swahili. The project seeks to foster community spirit and community interdependence to help (the community) cope with and mitigate the effects of the pandemic on the community primarily from a health and well-being vantage point. Click for more information!


Hub Cymru Africa (HCA)

  • Working with 30+ Africa diaspora groups across Wales.
  • Influencing policy and practice in international development
  • Provide development support for African diaspora  in Wales working in international development
  • Host high-level meetings, network events, training and workshops for the sector along with parners at HCA
  • Connet the African community with the international development sector locally and internationally.Click for more information

Emerging Futures: Days Ahead/Dyddiau o'n Blaenau/Siku Za Mbele

The project will support the the Youth Leadership Network to develop a youth-led imagination futures forum that will debate, explore and challenge narratives of a future where Western worldview is not the dominant one. The Youth Leadership Network currently involves people 18-30 from the African community and Diaspora. The project will create an incubator space for young people, activism, education and networking and will design and develop educational materials and resources to increase awareness and educate people in Wales and beyond with an ultimate view to create a fairer and more equal Wales that exists within the global arena. It will explore deep narratives that young African people involved in the network have experienced, tracing them to their colonial routes and create new narratives in their stead that promote equity and diversity. Click for more information.

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Next Generation BAME Activist’ Leadership Development Programme

SSAP in partnership with Choice and Control Consortium (CCC) are delivering this unique leadership training programe for Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities in Wales. The Next Gen Activists Change Programme uses the lived experiences as strengths to the local activists and leaders from the BAME community who want to make a positive change to their communities and to act with power and authenticity. It is intended to empower and enable strong leadership skills for those who rarely get the opportunity for high quality training in leadership. Click for more information


Tuwezeshe Akina Dada

  • Working with partners in Somaliland, Kenya. Uganda, Tanzania and across the UK
  • 20 Tuwezeshe fellows trained in Wales to 500 people.
  • 21 Fellows trained in Somaliand cascading learning to over 1000 people
  • Engaged policy makers in Somaliland and Wales in relation to Sexual Gender Based Violence (SGBV)

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SSAP Youth Leadership Network - SYLN

This is a youth-led Network-of young people from the African community in Wales. The network is set up to

  • Building trusting relationships with young people that enable us to address their individual needs.
  • Advocating for young people to influence policy and get young voices heard
  • Providing a wide range of programmes and activities to help young people reach their potential

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