PCNS Experts
Nchimunya Hamukoma
South Africa
Head: Funder Partnerships & Strategic Projects, Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator

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Nchimunya Hamukoma is the Head: Funder Partnerships & Strategic Projects Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator, a South African based youth employment organization serving 2.5 million young people through their online mobile platform SAYouth.In her role she is responsible for driving and incubating new priority sectors within the organization  such as Micro- enterprise  and Agriculture and  working with funder partners to co-create impactful grant programs. She is an economist & policy strategist passionate about optimizing the conditions for human thriving. Her work focuses on understanding the building blocks of Africa's future and helping governments and organizations solve complex problems. During Covid-19 she worked with organizations to forecast the trajectory of the crisis, designing, and dispersing a R5 million food security grant in Gauteng. She's worked widely across the continent most notably in Morocco, South Africa, Nigeria, and Ghana. Previously, she led the research for the Brenthurst Foundation's Future of African Cities Project and was an Assistant Lecturer at the Nelson Mandela School of Governance at the University of Cape Town.