Unemployment is a global crisis. From Saudi Arabia to South America, joblessness has been described as a ticking time bomb and, in many regions, has been a trigger for civil unrest.
In this episode of The Impact Room, we are joined by two women who are at the vanguard of finding new solutions to this complex problem.
Mona Mourshed is the founding CEO of Generation: You Employed, a global organisation dedicated to solving joblessness by creating pathways from education to employment.
Maryana Iskander is the CEO of Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator, a South African-based social enterprise tackling the barriers that lock young Africans out of work, with a goal of region-wide systems change.
In this episode, Mona and Maryana talk unemployment models and why they fail, chasing systems change over scale, and why donors need to listen more and demand less.
The Impact Room is brought to you by Philanthropy Age and Maysa Jalbout. Find us on social media at @PhilanthropyAge.
Disclosure: Maysa is a board member of Generation: You Employed.