The African Peoples Advocacy (APA) was founded in the United Kingdom in 2008. APA works to provide a platform for the engagement and education of African communities and key stakeholders on topics that are of relevance to African peoples in the UK, Africa and elsewhere. These topics include, but are not restricted to, African development, social justice, race and gender equality, and education.
In order to achieve these objectives, APA aims to operate as an independent thinktank engaging and educating African communities and key stakeholders on topics that are of relevance to African peoples. It undertakes, or plans to undertake research, publications, public campaigns, and debates on the following topics:
- Engagement and education of African communities in the UK, the Diaspora and Africa;
- Race and gender equality in the UK and Africa;
- African development;
- Human rights, social justice, and democracy;
- African culture;
- And any other topics of interest to African communities.
The mission of APA is to provide a platform for the engagement and education of African communities and key stakeholders on topics that are of relevance to African peoples and the African continent.
APA envisions a world where African communities and key stakeholders are educated and engaged on topics that are of relevance to them.
* Accountability * Justice * Professionalism * Inclusiveness * Integrity * Transparency
OUR BOARD MEMBERS:
Mr. Don Flynn, BSc (HONS)
–Don Flynn has been a Trustee of APA since September 2008, and became its Executive Secretary in December 2009. He is also the Director of the charity Migrants Rights Network, and Chair of the UK Race and Equality Network.
Ms. Goretti Kyomuhendo, MA
- Goretti Kyomuhendo became an APA Trustee in May 2011. She is also one of the founding members of the Ugandan Women Writers’ Association and Publishing House FEMRITE, and the founder and director of African Writers Trust.
Dr. Mohamed Rashid Hassan, PhD
–Mohamed Rashid Hassan became a Trustee of APA in May 2011. He is also Somaliland’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs.
Ms Rose Nunu
Rose became a Trustee of APA in April 2013, and is highly regarded for her extensive work to increase equality and diversity within the UK music industry. Sh
e is the founder and director of Diaspora,
the not for profit music foundation created to support and promote the multi-ethnic Diaspora of British music. Read more
ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEMBERS:
Dr. Ola Sholarin, MSc, PhD
–Ola Sholarin was a Trustee of APA from September 2008 to May 2011, and its Treasurer from December 2009 to May 2011. He is a Senior Lecturer at Westminster Business School.
Dr. Titi Banjoko -
Titi Banjoko is a healthcare professional with extensive experience in international development. She successfully pioneered the formation of AfricaRecruit a programme designed to build capacity in Africa using human capital as the main driver.
Mr. John Mensah, BA, MBA -John Mensah was the Chairman of APA from its creation in September 2008 till December 2009. He continues to support APA as a member of the Advisory Committee, while also working as Director of Outreach Management Services.
Mr. Christian C. Udechukwu, MA, MBA, CF - Christian Udechukwu is the Founder and CEO of BusinessinAfrica Events UK. He is an entrepreneur, communications expert, live event organiser, and management consultant.
Our Staff Members:
Ms. Sylvie Aboa-Bradwell, MPhil
–Before founding APA in September 2008, Sylvie Aboa-Bradwell worked as UK Co-ordinator of the Centre for Democracy and Development, and for several organisations catering to African communities first in Spain, and subsequently in the UK. She stepped down as a Trustee of APA in March 2010, and has been working as its Executive Director since. More
We are very grateful to the following individuals for helping APA as Research and Administration Volunteers:
- Ms Sophie Toke, BA: March 2010 –present
- Ms Silvana Stoicescu, MA: November 2012 –present
- Ms. Sheela Wilson-Waite, BA: September 2010 –present
- Mr. Amarh Sheriff, MPhil: September 2010 –present
Our charity registration number: 1131139.
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