THE GLOBAL ACADEMY OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION (GAEIN)

---retooling entrepreneurship for inclusive and sustainable prosperity

A MEMBER OF THE GLOBAL CONFEDERATION OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP INSTITUTES
(HOME OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION)

ABOUT GAEIN

ABOUT US

The Global Academy of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (GAEIN) is the preeminent international professional association established to promote, advance and update knowledge, business and practice of entrepreneurship and innovation professionals. Our worldwide members are professors, doctors, undergraduate and postgraduate students, academics, practitioners, entrepreneurs, innovators, inventors, policy-makers and consultants who value knowledge creation and application in entrepreneurship and innovation. Founded in 2019, our global community today is nearly 3,000 strong and spans over 21 countries. It is the Global Council for Entrepreneurship Education, gathering international leading minds in entrepreneurship and innovation - the premier organisation addressing emerging topics in entrepreneurship, innovation and small business, serving as the vehicle by which the global entrepreneurship ecosystem can work together to share best practices, develop programmes and initiatives, and collaborate and assist each other in advancing, strengthening, and celebrating the role of tertiary institutions in educating the entrepreneurs of tomorrow.

GAEIN serves as a vehicle to develop curriculum, initiate collaborative projects with international partners in the field of entrepreneurship education, and create a platform for the global exchange and integration of best practices in entrepreneurship education. It provides a coordinated vehicle for participating members to collaborate on and communicate about the specific issues and challenges confronting tertiary institution-based entrepreneurship programmes.

GAEIN is an influential voice and advocate for entrepreneurs and small business owners. We focus on advancing policies and initiatives that encourage entrepreneurship and small business growth. Our strength and effectiveness are powered by members and supporters. Our network of supporters, including entrepreneurs and small business owners, state and local business organisations, corporate partners and associations work with us to strengthen the environment for entrepreneurship, investment, innovation and quality job creation.

The Global Academy of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (GAEIN) is the largest independent, professional, academic organisation in Africa dedicated to advancing the discipline of entrepreneurship. With over 3000 members from universities and colleges, for-profit businesses, nonprofit organisations, and the public sector, GAEIN is a diverse mix of professionals that share a common commitment to fostering entrepreneurial attitudes and behaviours

GAEIN is built around four pillars that guide the ongoing development of our organisation

Entrepreneurship Education

Entrepreneurship Research

Entrepreneurship Outreach

Public
Policy

GAEIN Vision

To promote and ensure the highest standards of professionalism in entrepreneurship education required for sustainable, inclusive and global prosperity.

GAEIN Mission

• To register and license Entrepreneurship Educators and firms and make provisions for the control of entrepreneurship education offering.
• To determine the academic standards of courses and accredit programmes to be offered by institutions offering entrepreneurship education.
• To foster speedy acquisition of relevant entrepreneurship and enterprise education skills through Continuous Professionalism Development.
• To ensure that entrepreneurship and enterprise education is practiced to improve the quality of life and promote sustainable development.
• To promote and ensure stability and cooperation within professional entrepreneurship bodies in the world.
• To serve as a scholarly community that supports its members to develop high-quality intellectual contributions in entrepreneurship innovation and small business research, teaching and societal interaction to advance entrepreneurship and small business worldwide.
• To create an entrepreneurial society - where knowledge-based entrepreneurship has emerged as a driving force for economic growth, employment creation and competitiveness in global markets.
• To challenge the prevailing understanding of prosperity by developing alternative models and ways of thinking.
• To use robust empirical evidence, innovative policies and emerging technologies to secure future prosperity.
• To equip ambitious, entrepreneurial students with new approaches to prosperity and help them become transition leaders in their domains of interest. .

GAEIN Purpose and Goals

The purpose of the Association is to advance the understanding of entrepreneurship and small business issues as well as the creation of new entrepreneurship and small business knowledge in research, education, and practical business policy.

To realise its purpose the Association:
1. Organises conferences, educational meetings and other events to its members and interest groups in order to promote interaction in the fields of MSME activities and entrepreneurship
2. Distributes academic material and publications in order to increase the expertise of its members and interest groups,
3. Carries out communication and information activities related to entrepreneurship and MSMEs,
4. Puts forward proposals and motions related to entrepreneurship and MSMEs to national and international authorities and organisations,
5. Acts in cooperation with other public and private organisations dedicated to the promotion of entrepreneurship and MSME activities

Objectives of GAEIN are to

1. Dignify entrepreneurship as a field of study and profession.
2. reposition entrepreneurship education for positive impact
3. Contribute our quota to national and regional development by promoting and deepening the field and profession of entrepreneurship through aggressive training and research.
4. Provide a rallying point as an umbrella body for entrepreneurship, innovation and small business researchers/scholars, consultants, practitioners and policy makers, as well as vehicle for participating members to collaborate on and communicate about the specific issues and challenges confronting tertiary institution-based entrepreneurship.
5. Serve as a vehicle to develop curriculum, initiate collaborative projects with international partners in the field of entrepreneurship education.
6. Create a platform for the global exchange and integration of best practices in entrepreneurship education.
7. Engage in intensive training of top level entrepreneurs, retirees and would - be-retirees in the field of entrepreneurship.
8. Identify, protect and advance the common interest of Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Educators/researchers/scholars/consultants.
9. conduct examinations and also award certificate to qualified members as a mark of professionalism in Entrepreneurship and allied fields
10. Regulate entrepreneurship education standard and practice, and formulate code of conduct and take disciplinary measures against erring practitioners.
11. Disseminate information about Entrepreneurship, Enterprise Education and Small Business Management in an official Journal to be published by the Council.
12. Make meaningful contributions to government policy on entrepreneurship education
13. Maintain close relationship with other professional bodies working in the allied fields as well as joining hands with notable tertiary institutions in the world for the promotion of entrepreneurship education.
14. Recognise entrepreneurship educators in various capacities as entrepreneurship merit awardees in all forms of entrepreneurship education.
15. Confer Student membership, Associate of Certified Global Professional Entrepreneur (ACGPE), Member of Certified Global Professional Entrepreneur (MCGPE), Fellow of Certified Global Professional Entrepreneur (FCGPE), Institutional membership and corporate membership on practising and qualified entrepreneurship educators and practitioners as well as establish a roll of honour for distinguished entrepreneurship educators and professionals. .

PROFESSIONAL CODE OF ETHICS

The Certified Global Professional Entrepreneur (CGPE) recognises the responsibility of the entrepreneurship education professional to foster ethical standards in our profession.

The CGPE. does hereby adopt the following CODE OF ETHICS AND PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS to provide direction in attaining high principles of truth, justice, zeal and good faith dealings.

• To abide by all international regulations.
• To maintain high standards of conduct when seeking employment, performing services and negotiating transactions so as to create a high ethical standard to the public.
• To continue building the knowledge-base of our professional community through study collaboration and continuing education.
• To build confidence and the trust of the public and our employers using diligence, honesty, cooperation and confidentiality.
• To provide occasional pro-bono assistance to disadvantaged persons who may seek insight and advice in the entrepreneurship and related fields where we are qualified to do so.
• To work with tertiary institutions, other professional bodies and academic groups in building entrepreneurial society characterised by sustainable, inclusive and global prosperity.
• To illustrate zeal and professionalism with all our dealings with clients and customers.
• To observe the Certified Global Professional Entrepreneur – CGPE designation trademarks, service marks, intellectual property rights of the GAEIN
• To reduce waste, improve efficiency and protect the environment through the effective use of natural resources without causing more harm than good.

GLOBAL PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

Dear Member

Welcome to the community of the GAEIN! I very warmly invite you to interact with us and benefit from the diverse opportunities our community offers to all GAEIN members. It is our continuous objective to provide you with top class offers that allow for a better understanding of entrepreneurship, innovation and MSMEs. Rarely has the need for new ways of thinking been more glaring. From the sluggish economic growth and financial instability of the last several years to the perennial issues of political upheaval, resource crises, hunger, poverty, and disease (especially the recent COVID 19), people have come to realise that the old ways of doing things no longer work. Whether one lives in the developed or the developing world, the fates of Asians, Africans, Europeans, and everyone on the planet are inextricably linked. We are in desperate need of a fundamental transformation of social, economic, and cultural arrangements. The old paradigm of government aid is simply inadequate to the challenge. What we need instead are creative and innovative solutions for fostering sustainable growth, securing jobs, and increasing competitive abilities. READ MORE>>

  • ABOUT GACEINN

    The Global Academy of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (GAEIN) is the preeminent international professional association established to promote, advance and update knowledge, business and practice of entrepreneurship and innovation professionals.
  • GLOBAL CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS

    No 102, Oyemekun Road (Last Floor, 1st Wing), Opposite Oyemekun Grammar School, Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria.

    Phone : | +6738351960 | +2348023593046 | +2348023520943

    ADMINISTRATIVE HEADQUATERS (EUROPE /ASIA /AFRICA):

    C/o London Corporate Advantage Consulting 49 Brenchley Gardens, Forest Hill, London SE23 3RD, England

    Phone : +447553451768 | +6738351960 | +27604899888

  • Corporate Headquaters

    c/o Faculty of Management Sciences, Lagos State University, Nigeria

    Phone: +6738351960 | +2348023593046 |+2348023520943

  • EMAIL US

    gaceinn@homeofentrepreneurship.com

    WEBSITE

    www.homeofentrepreneurship.com/gaein
  • © 2022 GAEIN. All rights reserved.