YEP Alumni Board
The YEP Alumni Board facilitates the valuable exchanges between alumni of the YEP programme.
During their YEP positions, participants developed in-depth expertise, gained exceptional field experience and are connected to valuable local and global networks. Unquestionably, keeping the YEP-network ‘alive’ contributes to the professional and personal development of our alumni, and aids indirectly the development of expertise within the sectors of the YEP programme.
The YEP Alumni Board, supported by the YEP Programme Bureau, organises activities for alumni to maintain and expand their network, to learn through content-oriented events and to meet different batches of trainees. Furthermore, the YEP Alumni Board is often involved in the representation of YEP in partner events, in Basecamp activities, and in the development of new training opportunities.
Are you an alumnus looking to share business opportunities, professional tips or simply to connect with your peers? Get in touch, join us at one of our events and keep an eye on our LinkedIn page, YEP's Instagram and Basecamp!
The Alumni Board currently has the following members:
- Anne Jansen, YEP batch 6
- Dianne Slot, YEP batch 6
- Giel Hendriks, YEP batch 2
- Kim Coates, YEP batch 8
- Niels van den Berge, YEP batch 2
- Sara Groenendijk, YEP batch 1
- Mathijs Veenkant, YEP batch 12
Examples of past events
In November 2018, the Alumni Board organised a global online YEP drinks event. Current and alumni Young Experts joined from the Netherlands, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Mali, Myanmar, Uganda, and Zambia for a great digital get together.
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World Water Day 2019
In 2019, we celebrated World Water Day in the Netherlands. Dianne (YEP Alumna, the Netherlands) and Boris (Batch 14, Ivory Coast) gave a stunning speech about the crucial role that young people play in the water sector, which got them a big round of applause. Lawrence Kimaru, another YEP Alumnus, made the final remark on World Water Day! Later, in the restaurant, the alumni and participants of YEP Batch 14 continued the celebration and networking.
More information: download the YEP Alumni Board flyer
YEP Alumni: join the Board!
Are you a YEP alumnus and interested in joining the YEP Alumni Board? Please send an email to [email protected]