Solving youth unemployment through partnerships.


Harambee is a not-for-profit social enterprise with extensive experience building solutions and innovations that can solve the global youth unemployment challenge. We partner in South Africa and Rwanda with business, government, young people and many others who are committed

to results that can work at scale. We tackle the youth unemployment challenge using data, innovation, partnerships and on-the-ground experience to build pragmatic, implementable solutions that get results.

Supported a network of over
Pathwayed young people into
jobs and work experiences
Partnered with
Improved employment
higher placement rates
Harambee wins 2019 Skoll Award



How 18 minutes changed a life, the power of empathy

Empathy is an extremely powerful force. In this case, the power of empathy from a CX Hero changed a man’s life.

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LinkedIn to job opportunities: Experimental evidence from job training in South Africa

New research by RTI International, Duke University, and Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator in South Africa on digital disruption in international development. Does using LinkedIn help disadvantaged work-seekers find and retain jobs in emerging markets? Our three year impact evaluation says yes.

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5 lessons about evolving talent to drive impact at scale

Talent... one of the most universal challenges in running successful organizations and also one of the most significant investments. We know that without the right people in place, our missions are not achieved, and our impact does not scale. And yet talent is often misunderstood, overlooked, and under-resourced.

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New funding to grow jobs and work experiences for work-seekers

Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator and LGT Venture Philanthropy have entered into a partnership that will support Harambee’s scale up to grow jobs and work experiences for unemployed work-seekers in South Africa and Rwanda.

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Reduce gender penalties to level the playing field for jobs

National Women’s Day (9 August) celebrates the courageous women of 1956 who fought for equality and freedom in South Africa. While progress has been made, we still have a big job ahead of us to level the playing field for women in the workplace.

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Social impact bonds addressing youth unemployment

First South African social impact bond shows promise for addressing youth unemployment.

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Every single day, thousands of lives are impacted by the work of Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator.
Harambee has contributed to enabling inclusive growth, resilient cities, and sustainable economies in the partnerships that it has built with business and government.
Harambee is providing cutting edge insights – globally – on the barriers facing young people and what is needed to break them down.
Harambee’s work has created the leading example in nation-building by business, civil society and government.