Celebrating 10 years and more of solving youth unemployment through partnerships

Solving youth unemployment through partnerships.

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Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator is a not-for-profit social enterprise building African solutions for the global challenge of youth unemployment. In South Africa we work with many partners who are committed to results that can work at scale – including government, the private sector, civil society, and over 1.5 million youth.
We are committed to changing the system by removing the barriers that keep millions of young South Africans locked out of opportunity. Our vision is of a growing economy and a society that works, powered by the potential of young people.

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Rebooting the Skilling System for Youth in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR): What is needed to make the South African Post-Schooling Education and Training (PSET) System Responsive to a 4IR World

Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator’s Rob Urquhart and Sharmi Surianarain discuss the uneven experience of digitalisation and the ability of youth to access its opportunities in this paper published in the SAQA’s The South African National Qualifications Framework (NQF) and the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) bulletin.

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Every single day, thousands of lives are impacted by the work of Harambee Youth Accelerator.

Harambee has contributed to enabling inclusive growth, resilient cities, and sustainable economies in the partnerships that it built with business and government

Harambee has provided 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.