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PCAP's Operational Team

Sylvie Aboa-Bradwell - PCAP management team

Sylvie Aboa-Bradwell

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As founder and current executive director of PCAP, Sylvie’s institutional memory is crucial to the charity’s growth. An experienced and multi-award-winning trainer, mentor and educator, Sylvie’s skills are central to the fulfilment of PCAP’s mission. Her expertise as the creator of a life coaching, leadership and personal development training programme based on African life philosophy inspired the design of PCAP’s BEFit4Life, Meet and Move, and Learn and Leap projects. She is fluent in English, Spanish, French and several African languages.

Nick Lancaster - PCAP management team

Nick Lancaster

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Experienced in the education sector, youth work, social enterprise, and political research, Nick joined PCAP shortly after completing his undergraduate degree in History at University College London, where he specialised in post-apartheid South African histories. Nick is committed to maximising educational opportunities for young people, and has spent time teaching in a London school. He works on the delivery of several PCAP projects, and supports the charity with a wide variety of day-to-day operations.

Tawanda Kajawu - PCAP management team

Tawanda Kajawu

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Ta’s experience as a Child and Youth Practitioner with a BA in Child and Youth Development and Sociology contributes greatly to the strengthening of PCAP’s work. He is currently completing a Master’s Degree in Youth Justice, Community Safety and Applied Criminology. He has worked as a Youth worker, Development Practitioner and as a radio presenter and producer. Ta joined PCAP as a Youth Innovation Fellow in February 2020.

PCAP's Board of Trustees

Nyasha Duri - PCAP board of trustees

Nyasha Duri

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A high-achieving wearer of many hats with an extensive career history, Nyasha, PCAP’s Chair, works on transparency, accountability, legal compliance & community for public benefit at civic technology social enterprise mySociety. Her groundbreaking governance experience extends to G7 advocacy levels. She brings compassionate servant leadership to PCAP, ensuring impactful education and engagement, building upon its success for an inclusive growth-focused future. A Third World Ambassador, she assists with curriculum delivery and development reaching over 12 million people worldwide.

Christopher Buckwell - PCAP board of trustees

Christopher Buckwell

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Chris has been a participant in PCAP’s activities for a decade, and a trustee for over three years. A lawyer by background, he is in an ideal position to provide advice, leadership and any relevant input on programmes that have social and legal dimensions. As a long-time community activist, currently a Parish and Borough Councillor in Medway, Kent, Chris has extensive experience and skills pertaining to community representation, which includes assessing and advocating community needs.

John Grover-Minto - PCAP board of trustees

John Grover-Minto

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John is a qualified and experienced leader whose work over the last 25 years has focused on vulnerable and marginalised (and often stigmatised) communities in Africa and Europe. John brings to PCAP a wealth of experience in terms of strategy formulation, core competence identification and strengthening, leadership oversight and, in terms of project development, initiatives which generate employment opportunities. John is also a published mental health researcher and he will start his PhD at the University of Lancaster in September 2020.

Unekwu Idachaba - PCAP board of trustees

Unekwu Idachaba

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Unekwu enriches PCAP with his expertise as a data analytics strategist & management professional with experience in academia, the private and public sectors including the NHS. He enables PCAP and other organisations to realise their data potentials, build data driven decision-making culture to enhance the optimisation of their resources, capabilities and deliverables. Unekwu is keen to develop schemas to accelerate continuous improvements towards set goals and objectives through monitoring, measurements, evidence gathering, analytics, inference, and the use of technology.

PCAP's Board of Advisers

Ohenewaa Akosua Adu-Akyeampong - PCAP advisory board

Ohenewaa Akosua Adu-Akyeampong

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Experienced in Law, Business Development, Trust Fundraising and Marketing, Ohenewaa is an energetic, resourceful team player with a natural analytical mindset. Known for her passion, integrity, authenticity and hard work, Ohenewaa works with PCAP to develop effective strategies to enable the organisation to adapt, thrive and succeed beyond the next five years. She achieves this through hard work, ability to work cohesively with all groups of people at all stages of leadership. She leads in her authenticity and resilience.

Afonso de Brito Canelas - PCAP advisory board

Afonso de Brito Canelas

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With a background in Economics (BA, University of Michigan) and Business (MBA, London Business School), Afonso has extensive experience from his work in strategy consulting, private equity, and impact investing. He’s worked both with global public and private sector players and with small-scale entrepreneurs in North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa, bringing a breadth of strategic perspectives and know-how to the PCAP team.

Peter Burdin - PCAP advisory board

Peter Burdin

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Peter advises and strengthens PCAP thanks to his skills and experience as the BBC’s former Africa Bureau Chief, Ambassador for the Tutu Foundation UK, Board member of the African Leadership University and the South Africa-UK Trust, and Chair of Trustees for Humanity and Inclusion UK. He is also Senior Advisor to Siyakha Africa, and co-founder in 2017 of Education Sub Saharan Africa (ESSA), which seeks to transform education outcomes throughout Africa.

Desiree Joule-Adam - PCAP advisory board

Desiree Joule-Adam

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Desiree is a Broadcast Journalist in the start-up space, with a particular focus on Africa. She is currently the Deputy Director of Communications and Development for the African Women’s Entrepreneurship Cooperative (AWEC). Desiree has played a key role in spearheading the growth and development of PCAP since joining its Advisory Board in 2018. PCAP is continuously benefiting from her unique ability to cultivate stakeholder relationships and new partnerships, as well as her passion for youth empowerment.

Veen Rama - PCAP advisory board

Veen Rama

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Veen, who has been a keen and enthusiastic facilitator of PCAP’s strategic development and growth since its inception, joined our Advisory Board in February 2020. He enriches and strengthens PCAP with his extensive experience in the civil service and within the field of governance in the voluntary sector. Veen is extremely passionate about education and raising the standards of all children, with particular interest in children who are from a vulnerable background.