Pamoja has been designed to plug the talent gap African startups face in finding skilled labour to execute against objectives.
We are building a network of top mid-senior level talent across Africa and the Diaspora of working professionals with a profound desire to engage with Africa's fastest growing companies.
Our desire is to make it easier for startups to complete crucial projects by trusting in the the expertise of professionals to solve business problems startups are facing.
To support the African startup ecosystem by helping ease the issue of searching for talent both locally and globally.
Today, of the approximately 420 million African youth aged 15-35, one-third are without jobs. 10 to 12 million youth are entering the workforce each year, where only 3.1 million job posts are being created (African Development Bank Jobs for Youth in Africa Strategy Report, 2016). By 2035 the continent is estimated to possess the world’s largest workforce at 1.1 billion (Future Agenda, 2019). The world will see a global shift in dependency on labour towards Africa, therefore, the continent’s population and the world will require Africans have adequate access to jobs and training.
We aim to tackle the lack of jobs on the continent by connecting a pool of talented young persons whom are capable, willing and devoted to collaborating with entrepreneurs in actively contributing towards the African growth and development agenda through both strategy and implementation.
We believe in the African Proverb:
‘If you want to go fast go alone, if you want to go far, go together.’
Hence our name Pamoja – translating from Swahili as togetherness. We believe in the power of creating a network that unites us young people