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International Development & African Diaspora

Meet Our Team

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Fadhili Maghiya: Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

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 Griffiths: 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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Billy Mazoya: Youth Leadership Network Officer

A self-motivated, punctual, charismatic, community activist and hard working man of faith. Billy has been at SSAP since November 2019, originally starting out as a volunteer. He manages all of SSAP’s communication channels, mentors all the members of SSAP's 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, particulrly Black women. Fun Fact: Billy can speak fluent French and only drinks water; no juices, bevvies or hot drinks.

 
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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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Wahura Kabutha: Communications Officer

Wahura is a PhD  researcher at Cardiff university specialising in consumer behaviour and digital marketing. She has experience in an array of industries such as entertainment, charities and sales. She is passionate about empowering minority communities. Wahura manages the  communication channels for SSAP and maximises the visibility of campaigns and projects. Her hobbies include travelling, meditating and creating content.

 

 
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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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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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Precious Ebere: Communications Assistant

Precious studied Social and Public Policy at Cardiff University, United Kingdom. She has also served as the Vice President Postgraduate Executive, Cardiff University United Kingdom and sits on both local and international boards. Precious has led various youth-led organizations in different capacities and sits on leadership & advisory positions of multiple international organizations. Se also has over 6 years of experience working in the development sector with NGOs, INGOs and Companies in development and local governance. 

 
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Ophelia Dos Santos: Project Coordinator

I am Ophelia Dos Santos; I am a Welsh textile designer and climate justice activist based in Cardiff. Specialising in hand embroidery – I refresh, repair and repurpose preloved clothing, in attempt to make positive social and environmental change. Establishing an embroidered patchwork style, I express myself by using simple stitches, to create images and patterns on garments. I hope my work serves as a visual reminder of fashions changing attitude towards sustainability; inspiring others to give old clothes a second chance.

 
 
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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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Donald Mutale

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Afoluke Adedapo

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Dr Donald Mlewa

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Molly Sexton