Global Network

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: 

Examples of past events 

Global drinks

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.

The YEP mascot

The YEP Alumni Board launched the YEP Alumni mascot: four Delft blue YEP tiles are now travelling around the world. Pictures of the mascot are being posted on social media. Follow #yepglobalnetwork to find out where they are now!

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

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