From an open competition that saw 200 online submissions from 25 countries, 16 innovative ideas were selected by a panel of GCYE members and invited to “pitch” at the Ideathon. After a round of voting from event participants, 5 ideas, including Harambee’s model to aggregate information across South Africa’s labor market to more efficiently match youth to the labor market, were selected to receive “seed” funding and to work in partnership with RTI and Center members to support, test and evaluate ideas.

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From the desk of the President: SAYouth.mobi enabling the Presidential Employment Stimulus

18 Oct 2021

Since the Department of Basic Education opened applications for the next cohort of school assistants just two weeks ago, over 940,000 young people have applied via the zero-rated recruitment platform called SAYouth.mobi, which forms part of the national Pathway Management Network.


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Harambee in the News

Rooting for change: solving the unemployment crisis

06 Oct 2021

In this episode of the Impact Room, we meet the women leaders charting a new course against unemployment – and delivering results.


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Harambee in the News

When scale is not enough: To tackle youth unemployment in South Africa, we need systems change

30 Sep 2021

No single social enterprise can scale operations enough to address the significant, complex, and severe crisis of unemployment and specifically youth unemployment in South Africa. What is needed is systems change, which recognizes and address the complexity of the challenge to go farther and faster together.


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