About Us

The Policy Centre for African Peoples (PCAP) was founded in the UK in 2008 to enable African and disadvantaged communities to improve their lives through education.

To fulfil this mission, PCAP implements programmes in 3 main areas:

  • Education – we deliver educational projects as well as coaching and mentoring sessions that enable our beneficiaries to use education as a tool for personal and collective improvement.
  • Leadership development – we provide our beneficiaries with the training and nurturing they need to become effective leaders and change-makers.
  • Social engagement – we train, nurture and encourage our beneficiaries to become agents of positive social change.

Our Team

Staff and Volunteers

Sylvie Aboa-Bradwell

Sylvie is an award-winning educator, professional coach and entrepreneur with a Master of Philosophy from the Complutense University of Madrid and a Diploma in International Development from Birkbeck, University of London. She founded PCAP in 2008 and has been working as its executive director since. She is fluent in English, Spanish, French and several African languages. More… 

Nick Lancaster

Nick is a recent UCL graduate with a passion for education and working with young people. Whilst at University he combined his studying with part-time teaching at St Thomas More’s Catholic School and has also been involved in project coordination through a number of social enterprise projects. We are delighted to have Nick as our Outreach Coordinator for our BEFit4Life project.

Anthony Ian

Anthony is a bright secondary school pupil who has been volunteering as a PCAP admin assistant when his schedule allows him to do so since 2017.

Iraklis Taxiarchis

Iraklis is an experienced modern Greek tutor and communications manager with an MSc in International Political Theory from the University of Edinburgh. His enthusiasm, imagination and research skills are huge assets to our charity.

Advisory Board




is a Broadcast Journalist in the
Start Up space, with a particular focus on
Africa, exploring innovative culture and eco
systems around entrepreneurship. She is
also a Start Up Strategist with a burning
passion for helping people become
Intrapreneurs (creating new opportunities
within the company they work for) and
Entrepreneurs (becoming their own boss).


is currently completing a Master
in Business Administration at the
London Business School. He served as
Lead of the LBS team that delivered
PCAP’s Impact Consulting project in
2018. He has extensive experience as a
Researcher, Business Analyst and
Management Consultant for institutions
including Grameen Bank, the University
of Michigan and A T Kearney.


is the former Director of Migrants
Rights’ Network. He served as PCAP’s
Trustee from the charity’s creation in
2008 until his retirement in 2018. He is
an outspoken advocate for social justice,
education and social engagement.

Board of Trustees


qualified as a solicitor in 1982
and has since worked within the legal
profession and in associated fields. He
has particular experience in training and
a strong interest in the legal aspects of


has worked in the Voluntary
Sector for over 10 years. She is
currently one of the 100 diaspora
change makers and is proficient in
programme management, fundraising,
governance and monitoring and
evaluation. She is passionate about
community engagement, HIV/AIDS,
education and advocacy.


became a Trustee of PCAP
in May 2011. He is an internationally
respected analyst on topics related to
Africa including African political
engagement, history, economic
development and international