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International Development & African Diaspora

Meet Our Team

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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!

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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.

 
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Faith Israel: Diaspora and Inclusion Officer

Faith brings wide ranging inclusion to all aspects of SSAP’s work with Hub Cymru Africa and ensures the diaspora is always on the Welsh Africa agenda. Faith has worked in the development space over the years helping to ensure that the diaspora’s importance is always known and their capacity maximised as well as working with young women to advocate against FGM. They are passionate about international development with a focus on sub-Saharan Africa, as well as all things regarding black British life, political memory and gender. Outside of Faith’s work they enjoy reading fiction by black authors, cooking and archiving the black experience.

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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.

 
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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.

 

 
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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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Carol Adams: Africa Portfolio Lead

Carol has a background in Social and Economic Development and sustainable agri-food systems and is an Honorary Principal Lecturer at Cardiff Metropolitan University. She is the Managing Director off Food Adventure Social Enterprise Ltd  and leads on a  learning exchange between Wales and Cameroon focusing on sustainable food processing. Carol is an avid knitter, enjoys making fruit and vegetable preserves and is of Bahamian, American and Cameroonian heritage.

 
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Meet our SSAP Youth Leaders

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Meet our Diaspora Groups in Wales

Our Trustees

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Selina Moyo - Chair

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Tarig Sanousi - Vice Chair

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Nasir Adam - Secretary

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Fred Zimba - Treasurer

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Mutale Merril OBE

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Lillian Matovu

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Wanjiku Mbugua

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Dr Donald Mlewa

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Thoraya Mohamed