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International Development & African Diaspora

Meet The 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. Fadhili is a committee member for The National Lottery Fund and an arts associate with Wales Arts Council.

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 good banter!

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Raphael Esu: Jamii Project Manager


The multitalented Raphael is a student at Cardiff University, specialising in Law and currently finalising his LLM in Shipping Law. He has alwasy been an advocate for young people wheter in Nigeria or Wales where he currently reside. He won the Best Delegate (ICJ),Babcock International Model UN, Law Student of the Year, 2018 and a host of other recognitions acknowledging this along with volunteering with a number of non-profits to deliver community service.


Rapahel enjoys discussing politics, sports and reading books.


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 nurtured within an academic background and career trajectory in the fields of education, environmental studies, gender and development studies spanning sixteen countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, India, Mexico and the United Kingdom.  Motivated by a passion for social justice and progressive empathy for vulnerable grassroot communities in the backwaters of African society.

Hobbies: Reading, hiking, weight lifting, solving mysteries.


Billy Mazoya: Communication Lead

A highly self-motivated, charismatic and creative man of faith. Working as a marketing and communications officer at SSAP and also a member of the SSAP Youth Network. Joined SSAP in November 2019 and since then has been in co-charge of SSAP’s social media platforms; sending out daily posts, creating blogs, posters, newsletters and monitoring data via Eventbrite, Mailchimp and SurveyMonkey.

Fun Fact: Only drinks water – Hasn’t drank a fizzy drink, juice or cow’s milk in 5 years. Enjoys football and has watched almost every Netflix series in the world.



Hoda Alshaibani: Communication lead

Born and raised in Sudan, Hoda's ambition has always been to be in the media sector where she can express her true personality. She has writtea writen and happy to say published her first book in 2017. A talented communicator with passion for photography she uses her lived experience to strengthen herself and those around her. Resilient, competitive and determined, Hoda aims to embrace life to the fullest in everything she does.


Umalkhaire Goran: Network Coordinator

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.


Meet our SSAP Youth Leaders


Selina Moyo - Chair

Tarig Sanousi - Vice Chair

Nasir Adam - Secretary

Fred Zimba - Treasurer

Mutale Merrill OBE

Elizabeth Wanjiku Mbugua

 Dr Donald Timothy Mlewa

Thoraya Mohamed

Lilian Matovu