The Centre for African Entrepreneurship and Leadership (CAEL) coordinates capacity building activities that focus on entrepreneurship and leadership, and provides opportunity for evidenced-based research and policy for Africa.

CAEL serves the wider African communities in a programme of Africa-based entrepreneurship, connecting groups and institutions with Faculties and business support units within the University for the purpose of developing sustainable schemes for SMEs growth, graduate and youth employment and women empowerment.

Located at the University of Wolverhampton Business School, CAEL has extensive experience of leading multi-agency partnerships and working with groups, higher institutions, governments, parastatals, and donor agencies to address socio-economic disparities through knowledge transfer.

By working in partnerships with groups and institutions in Africa, such as, Bayero University Kano (BUK), Bauchi State Ministry for Rural Development (BSMRD), National Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), Niger Delta University (NDU), and University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID), we have been able to:

  • Develop ground breaking entrepreneurship schemes to support youth and graduate employment.
  • Embed entrepreneurship education.
  • Establish entrepreneurship centres.
  • Devise good governance templates for governments.

Altogether, these interventions have enhanced institutional capabilities and transformed communities in the Continent. With access to leading-edge technology and world-class educational facilities, all our programmes are adaptable and can be delivered in-country or in the UK to suit our partners’ specific needs and changing circumstances.

If you are interested in working with us towards the following benefits:

  • To deploy, adapt, strengthen and maintain your capabilities.
  • To define, plan and realise your own development objectives.
  • To encourage inclusivity, participation and sustainability.
  • To adopt global best practices in entrepreneurship and good governance.

Please contact CAEL@wlv.ac.uk or call +44 1902321175.

CAEL serves the wider African communities in a programme of Africa-based entrepreneurship, connecting groups and institutions with Faculties and business support units within the University for the purpose of developing sustainable schemes for SMEs growth, graduate and youth employment and women empowerment.

We have extensive experience of leading multi-agency partnerships and working with groups, higher institutions, governments, parastatals, and donor agencies to address socio-economic disparities through knowledge transfer.