Dr Paschal Anosike

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Paschal's goal is helping individuals develop the skills to overcome inequalities. Until recently, he has pioneered strategic research and knowledge exchange projects with a Sub-Saharan African focus including establishing, as Founding Director (2014-2023), the University of Wolverhampton's Centre for African Entrepreneurship and Leadership (CAEL). He has completed advisory mission for international institutions, such as, AU, EU, Commonwealth, UNDP, GIZ, British Council, among others. His experience in this area has included shaping Africa's higher education practice and policy, evaluating students start-up projects, and strategic entrepreneurship and innovation programmes of these organisations. He was among the pioneers that influenced The Legatum Institute's publication of the 2019 Africa Prosperity Index report launched at the 32nd African Union Heads of State and Government Summit. 

Paschal has been invited to speak at AU Summits, AU-EU Summits, Westminster Higher Education Forum, Horasis and the World Economic Forum (WEF). In 2020, he was elected Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts, and in 2021, he founded and convenes the Annual Global Meeting of the Forum for Innovation in African Universities (FIAU) - a network of individuals and organisations dedicated to fostering innovation in African universities. He has published in top-tier scientific rankings including in the Journal of Operations and Production Management, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior and Research and the Academy of Management Annual Meetings Proceedings. In 2023, his Monograph: Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development in Africa won the Sage Global Social Justice Book Award. His experience and work help advance understanding and practice in domains of:
  • Entrepreneurship & SME growth
  • Higher education innovation and policy 
  • Institutional theory, human capital; and
  • Qualitative research methods (in particular Case Study)
He would be happy to discuss a Phd study and projects related to these domains.

Area of expertise

Knowledge Exchange, Entreprenuership and Innovation Ecosystems and Networking 


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