Influencing Policy for Better Change.

International Development & African Diaspora

Meet Our Team


Fadhili Maghiya: Director

With a background in Social Sciences, Human Rights and International Development, Fadhili has been with SSAP since 2013 where he joined to lead the newly formed organisation. He has since led SSAP to deliver work in Wales, UK and in a number of countries across Africa.

Outside the development sector Fadhili is the founder and curator of Watch-Africa; the first Wales African Film Festivals. Keen fottballer, runner and enjoys a healthy debate!



Lara Mwansa Griffith: Administrations Officer

I am Zambian/Welsh and a psychotherapist by trade and I have lived all around the world in places like Botswana, South Africa, Zambia, Ghana and even Kyrgyzstan. I love to get involved in my local community and I am on the NPT BME Association Board, aswell as the Port Talbot regional lead for BLM Wales. I've spent the last 20 years volunteering for organisations like PACT, Rotary, CRUSE Bereavement and Terrance Higgins Trust. My hobbies include sailing, cooking and spending time with my family. I also have a black belt in Jujitsu.


Billy Mazoya: Youth and Communications Coordinator

A self-motivated, punctual, charismatic and hard working man of faith. Billy has been at SSAP since November 2019, originally starting out as a volunteer during his placement year at university. He manages all of SSAP’s communication channels, leads the youth leadership network and works alongside external stakeholders to help create strategies and projects for SSAP. Billy also campaigns for the progression of African, Caribbean and minority groups in all areas of society. Fun Fact: Billy can speak fluent French and has gone 5 years without drinking fizzy drinks or juices.



Angelique Umuhoza: Human Resource and Finance Officer 

My background is in International Business, Finance, Social Media/Website & Human Resources Management. Angelique have been with SSAP since 2010 as SSAP Member and currently supporting SSAP in Finance and Human Resources . Outside SSAP Work Angelique is Human Resources Advisor for NHS organisation and have a huge interest in International development projects in Africa and do get involve whenever possible.When not working, I enjoy socialising , swimming & Travelling.



Raphael Esu: Project Manager and Jamii Project Coordinator


Raphael Esu is a Nigerian and British trained lawyer, licensed Barrister and Solicitor, arbitrator and academic.He is also a PhD researcher in the area of maritime law. In the third sector, Raphael has worked with the UN, World Bank, Empowered African Youths Foundation and other organisations on delivering various projects both in Nigeria, Africa at large and the United Kingdom. He is keen on youth development and inclusion as evidenced in his work.

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Basma Medhat: SSAP Youth & Days Ahead Coordinator

Born in Eygpy, Basma is Mechanical Engineering.She is a feminist, FGM activist and the diaspora youth ambassador of Saleema initiative. She has experience working with young people andsocial enterprises in Egypt and UK, started volunteering with SSAP youthnetwork since April 2020. She is passionate about Culture, heritage conservation and Volunteering. Basma enjoys walking, reading andNetflix.


Sarah A. Simons: Africa Portfolio Lead

Sarah is a Kenyan self-motivated social science researcher, university lecturer and project manager with a multidisciplinary approach, contagious enthusiasm and inclusive global worldview. This is nurtured within an academic background and career trajectory in the fields of education, environmental studies, gender and development studies. Motivated by a passion for social justice and progressive empathy for vulnerable grassroot communities in the backwaters of African society. She enjoys reading, hiking, weight lifting, solving mysteries.


Umalkhaire Goran: Research and Policy Lead

Umi is a Welsh-Somali with a Social Science background from Cardiff University. She is interested in social justice and inequalities with a particular  emphasis on youth engagement and empowerment of BAME individuals in Wales.

Outside work, Umi loves travelling, hiking, films and wellbeing practices.

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Meet our SSAP Youth Leaders


Meet our Diaspora Groups in Wales

Our Trustees


Selina Moyo - Chair


Tarig Sanousi - Vice Chair


Nasir Adam - Secretary


Fred Zimba - Treasurer


Mutale Merril OBE

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Lillian Matovu


Wanjiku Mbugua


Dr Donald Mlewa


Thoraya Mohamed