Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator


Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator is a not-for-profit social enterprise that innovates solutions to address youth employment through partnerships. Harambee works with partners who are committed to results that can work at scale – including government, the private sector, civil society, and over 4 million youth. Harambee works to unlock jobs and break down the barriers that keep millions of young South Africans unemployed. Their vision is of a growing economy and a society that works, powered by the potential of young people. Harambee is an anchor partner in a breakthrough platform called SA Youth which brings together many partners to create a single national network to allow young people to access a wide selection of jobs and skilling opportunities, and for opportunity holders to access young, engaged work-seekers – for free!  

Founding year: 2011

Countries: South Africa, Rwanda

Themes: Jobs and Skills


Key Highlights


Uses innovative technology to unlock and aggregate jobs to make them visible and accessible to youth in South Africa through a platform called SA Youth, which is part of the Presidential Youth Employment Intervention.  


Provides innovative learning tools and resources for young people to make themselves more employable.


Partners with youth employment stakeholders to identify opportunities which stimulate job creation in key growth sectors, to design and test solutions that can solve youth unemployment at scale.