Many people are involved in CAEL's work. At their core are two distinct but complementary groups known as associates, who come from both the academic community and industry. They are full time members of staff of the University of Wolverhampton and employees of other higher education institutions and organisations based in the UK and in Africa. Each of them brings a unique quality that enriches the work we do with higher education institutions, governments, groups and organisations across Africa. Together, we share a collective passion and commitment to using our expertise to help make a real difference in African communities in which we serve, through our capacity building work in entrepreneurship and leadership.
Paschal is Director, Centre for African Entrepreneurship and Leadership (CAEL) at the University of Wolverhampton, UK and a Visiting Professor of Entrepreneurship Education at the Niger State College of Education, Nigeria. He pioneered the University’s Executive Programme in Entrepreneurship and Leadership, and subsequently spearheaded CAEL’s establishment with a pan-African agenda as the focus. Paschal’s initiatives have won UK national awards including the 2014 Guardian University Awards. He is widely consulted by public and private sector organisations and has worked on multi-agency projects in Africa supported by The Commonwealth, UNCTAD, UNICEF and DFID. He seeks to advance socio-economic inclusion in Africa through training, research and policy development.
Paschal’s research applies entrepreneurship theory to cutting-edge practice by bringing academics, industry, governments and inter-governmental agencies to work together on innovative projects for community impact. Paschal’s work, which is at the top-tier of authoritative rankings and think-tanks, has appeared in The Routledge Companion to Business in Africa, Africa Policy Review and the Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development. His current project entitled ‘HEED-Africa’, which seeks to harmonise entrepreneurship education across Eastern, Southern and Western Africa, is funded by the European Union.