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.
As Director, Paschal has overall strategic responsibility for the management of the Centre. He is a Visiting Professor of Entrepreneurship Education at Niger State College of Education, Nigeria. He established CAEL with a pan-African agenda having previously pioneered the University’s Executive Programme in Entrepreneurship and Leadership. Paschal’s education initiatives in Africa have won UK national awards including the 2014 Guardian University Awards. He has provided strategic consultancy on multi-agency development projects in Africa including in policy, evaluation and as a Speaker at major international events supported by The Commonwealth, UNCTAD, UNICEF and DFID.
He is the Programme and Subject External Examiner for MSc Human Resource Development (International Development) at the highly prestigious Global Development Institute (GDI), The University of Manchester. His research applies entrepreneurship theory to cutting-edge practice by bringing academics, industry, governments and intergovernmental agencies to work together on innovative entrepreneurship projects for community impact. Paschal’s work, which is at the top-tier of authoritative rankings, 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 for sustainable development in sub-Saharan Africa, is funded by the European Commission.