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) and a Visiting Professor of Entrepreneurship Education at Niger State College of Education, Minna, Nigeria. He is responsible for planning, resourcing, reviewing and delivering international projects managed within CAEL. In 2012, he pioneered the Executive Programme in Entrepreneurship, and in 2014 he led the vision for CAEL's establishment as a pan-African Centre within the University dedicated to training, curriculum design, evidenced-based research and policy development.
Paschal has established many high profile international partnerships for the University including more recently with Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. He has also led development of academic programmes e.g., MSc Innovation and Entrepreneurship degree course. He is widely consulted by higher education institutions, governments, and Chambers of Commence in Africa and has worked on projects in Africa supported by The Commonwealth, UNCTAD, UNICEF, WHO and the UK Department for International Development (DFID) including as an invited speaker and assessor for their Education and Development Services.
Paschal researches the socio-economic impacts of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship education with a focus on Africa and also produces policies, project and impact evaluation studies in this area. He is on the editorial board of journals and published, including in The Routledge Companion to Business in Africa. He is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK) and he sits on faculty advisory boards in both UK and Africa. His projects have won prestigious international development awards including The 2014 Guardian Universities Awards for impact. Outputs from his projects have influenced higher education policies in sub-Saharan continent.