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Societal Chats: Sharmi Surianarain, CIO at Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator

September 27, 2021, 8:00 pm IST

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Sharmi is the Chief Impact Officer at Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator, a social enterprise building solutions for youth unemployment in the African context. She is also the founder of Making Caring Count. She is a fierce advocate for opportunity and social justice for young people and women across Africa, and is experienced in human capital management, education, and in facilitating links to employment in Africa, India, and the U.S. Sharmi is an Aspen African Leadership Initiative Fellow, Class of 2020 and an RSA Fellow.

She reflects on the journey of Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator to becoming a national platform and highlights systems change thinking and scale that have informed their work from the very beginning as well as been vital to their impact.


Sharmi Surianarain

CIO at Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator

Sanjay Purohit

Chief Curator, Societal Platform