YEP

The main goal of the Young Expert Programmes (YEP), consisting of YEP Water & YEP Agrofood, is to offer young Dutch and local professionals the opportunity to take their first steps in an international environment. They are employed through Dutch organisations in a number of eligible countries. The programmes aim to rejuvenate the Water & Agrofood sectors and ensure the continued availability of expertise for these sectors.

The YEP Programmes are carried out jointly by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP) and the Food & Business Knowledge Platform.

NEWS

Evaluation YEP Programmes

Currently, YEP Programmes is being evaluated by Ecorys. We would appreciate your full cooperation, in order to continue YEP Programmes, hopefully with an extension to other sectors!

“Never a boring day!” - Business development in Zambia

Our Young Expert Bram de Vries is a Young Expert, who is working as a Business Developer of VDS A'campo/Holland Greentech in Zambia. Bram has written a blog about his activities and his life as Young Expert!

Changes in YEP team members

As from April 1st, there will be some changes in the YEP-team.

Preparatory training course

Training of the 15th batch starts on 17 September 2018

Organisations: deadline project submission

Deadline for submitting project proposals by organisations (16th batch):

15 October 2018

Candidates: apply for YEP positions

New YEP positions will be available on 5 November
Every year we subsidise the placement of 72 young professionals
Check the latest results of YEP in our annual report

Our Young Experts

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Joseph Asante - YEP Agrofood at Tropenbos International in Ghana
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Click here for an overview of all YEP projects at Akvo RSR

YEP Publications

On this page you'll find more information about YEP Programmes. All publications can be downloaded in the column on this page.

 

YEP Effect

The YEP Effect magazines cover several stories of Young Experts and the effects they have of had during their work as a Young Expert.

 

Download the most recent edition. Other editions can be found in the column on the right.

 

Flyer

The flyer gives a brief overview of the most important criteria to be met by organisations as well as candidate Young Experts.

 

Annual Report

The annual report of 2017 described the achieved results over the course of 2017. The report is designed in a poster with several infographics and tables. The annual report is an annex with the fourth edition of YEP Effect, which will officially be launched this summer. The print version of the annual report can be downloaded here.

 

The annual reports of 2014, 2015 and 2016 are available as well.