Sharmi Surianarain

Chief Impact Officer

Sharmi Surianarain is Chief Impact Officer at Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator. She leads research, knowledge, insights and advocacy, focusing on the impact our tools and capabilities we are making to change the system and contribute to solutions for the African continent. Sharmi brings extensive experience in human capital management, education, and facilitating links to employment across Africa, India, and the United States. She served as Vice President of Lifelong Engagement at African Leadership Academy (ALA) where she oversaw a network of 2,000 young African leaders, managed ALA’s Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program, Africa Careers Network, and ALA’s alumni engagement team. Prior to ALA, Sharmi provided strategic advice to African clients including the Development Bank of South Africa, Transnet Capital Projects, and the Government of Mozambique. She holds a B.A. from Harvard University, a master’s degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

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Effort Needed to Move Impact Sourcing to BPO Mainstream

14 Jul 2021

Ryan Strategic Advisory says that now is the time for big ideas about how new ways of doing business in CX and BPO can drive positive social change.


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Sector innovation creates new work from home call centre jobs for South African youth

09 Jul 2021

Collaboration between industry stakeholders proves it’s ability to unlock jobs.


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Skilling innovations for trade occupations

05 Jul 2021

Plumbing sector leads a new approach to apprenticeships, increasing youth employment and enhancing the sector


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