Anna HARUS, Ukraine
PROJECT: Skills Gaps of Ukrainian Youth in the Digital Era: Through the Lens of the War in Ukraine

Skilled in both data analysis and youth employability, Anna aspires to improve the lifelong learning experience of young people using interdisciplinary approaches.

Anna Harus is the Director of youth NGO “Enlightening Initiative” and a career coach for young people.

Anna has a proven track record in research and data analysis, and around 5 years of experience in leading teams in youth empowerment and cultural exchanges. Currently Anna is coordinating an international humanitarian project “Protecting the most vulnerable IDPs and non-displaced communities in Chernivtsi region” implemented by the Enlightening Initiative in partnership with Helpcode. Besides, Anna is developing her personal educational projects – @enlight_hub in Telegram and “Career exam with Anna Harus” on YouTube.

Within less than six month from the end of February 2022, Anna personally raised around EUR 80,000 for humanitarian aid and EUR 400,000 more together with Helpcode. This money allowed to help around 10,000 Ukrainians. Previously, Anna coordinated projects funded by the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine and implemented by her NGO, where she successfully introduced artificial intelligence tools to automate the selection process for 2 international programs funded by the U.S. Department of State. Anna also worked as a consultant for the World Bank Office in Kyiv, Kyiv School of Economics, the Center for Excellence in Economic Journalism at Kyiv School of Economics, Marketingi Instituut (Estonia), and as a teaching assistant at a Duke University course.

Anna has obtained her Master’s in Economic Analysis at Kyiv School of Economics, MA in Economics at the University of Houston, and a bachelor’s degree in International Economic Relations at V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University. Anna also studied at Xavier University of Louisiana (USA) for one academic semester as a U.S. Department of State scholarship student and participated in approximately 17 international exchange projects.

“I aim to design efficient tools for progressive career development in order to benefit young people. My fellowship action is meant to identify the issues that Ukrainian youth face while getting employed, especially due to the ongoing IT transformation and the additional challenges created by the war in Ukraine. I believe I will identify ways and develop efficient recommendations to facilitate the career success of the Ukrainian youth.” ANNA HARUS

Skills Gaps of Ukrainian Youth in the Digital Era: Through the Lens of the War in Ukraine

Fellowship Summary: Research and draft a report assessing skill gaps of young people in Ukraine in terms of their employability in post-war, and facilitate debate and awareness among CSOs/student groups to the findings.
Fellowship Programs 2021
Country Ukraine
Areas of Interest Awareness raising
Topics Youth empowerment
Project duration June 2022 - January 2023