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

YEP Effect 4 has been released!

During the YEP kick off of batch 15,  another new edition of YEP Effect has been officially launched: the fourth edition is now available!

YEP alumnus Jacques on TV!

Jacques Tuyishime, alumnus of YEP Programmes, is now Managing Director at Holland GreenTech in Rwanda. He has developed several skills during his time in YEP,  especially during the Personal Development Training!

Bram and Su trainers on farmer entrepreneurship

Our soon-to-be Young Experts Bram Peters and Su Myat (both batch 15) already trained local partner on farmer entrepreneurship.

Seeding for a win-win - Leul Habte ABDI, SNV Ethiopia

SNV Ethiopia is currently implementing a three-year project called Gender and Youth Empowerment in Horticulture Markets (GYEM). The project is being implemented since 2016 in two regions of the country, Oromia & South, in partnership with farmer cooperative unions and local administrations.

 

Leul Habte Abdi is working at SNV Ethiopia and shares his experiences as a Young Expert.

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!

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

Preparatory training course

Training of the 16th batch starts on 4 February 2019
Every year we subsidise the placement of 72 young professionals
Check the latest results of YEP in our annual report

Our Young Experts


Aaron Msiska - YEP Water at Meta Meta in Malawi
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News

NEWS

The career of YEP alumna Meskerem Ritmeester

Meskerem Ritmeester was a Young Expert for Fair & Sustainable in Ethiopia from 2016-2018. She is now the Country Network Coordinator of AgriProFocus in Ethipia, where she heads a team of three people and two interns.

Research by Dutch students on YEP projects: join now!

Students of the University of Utrecht are available to conduct research at YEP partner organisations. Contact us if you are interested in hosting a team of students!

YEP Effect 4 has been released!

During the YEP kick off of batch 15,  another new edition of YEP Effect has been officially launched: the fourth edition is now available!

YEP alumnus Jacques on TV!

Jacques Tuyishime, alumnus of YEP Programmes, is now Managing Director at Holland GreenTech in Rwanda. He has developed several skills during his time in YEP,  especially during the Personal Development Training!

Bram and Su trainers on farmer entrepreneurship

Our soon-to-be Young Experts Bram Peters and Su Myat (both batch 15) already trained local partner on farmer entrepreneurship.

Seeding for a win-win - Leul Habte ABDI, SNV Ethiopia

SNV Ethiopia is currently implementing a three-year project called Gender and Youth Empowerment in Horticulture Markets (GYEM). The project is being implemented since 2016 in two regions of the country, Oromia & South, in partnership with farmer cooperative unions and local administrations.

 

Leul Habte Abdi is working at SNV Ethiopia and shares his experiences as a Young Expert.

Feasibility Study YEP Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

At this moment, a fesibility study is being carried out to investigate the added value of a YEP Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (YEP SRHR).

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.

Applying knowledge from YEP trainings in your daily work!

Nice interview with our Dutch Young Expert Bram de Vries about applying siklls, learned during the YEP trainings, in his daily work!

YEP mentor's day

On February 15th, the YEP mentor's day was organised at Mott MacDonald, where all mentors of new Young Experts met and were introduced to their new tasks as a YEP mentor.

New YEP Agrofood Project Manager

Jocelyne Commandeur is our new project manager for YEP Agrofood.

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

Preparatory training course

Training of the 16th batch starts on 4 February 2019

YEP mentor's event at Larive

On February 16th the YEP mentor's event took place at Larive!

Being a Young Expert for AgriProFocus in Myanmar - Bente Meindertsma

Our Young Expert Bente Meindertsma recently moved to Yangon to work as a Young Expert for AgriProFocus. Living and working in Myanmar in this time is extremely interesting! She wrote a blog about her first experiences!

Released: YEP Effect Magazine!

At the kick off for Batch 10, we released the YEP Effect Magazine. The first edition covers several stories of Young Experts and the effects they had during their work as a Young Expert. We already have more then 200 Young Experts in 32 countries. Read the whole story in the YEP Effect Magazine!

Blog: The solar revolution and the importance of reinvention by Martina Groenemeijer

Our Young Expert Martina Groenemeijer wrote a blog about her work in Kenya!

Business case assignment

During their preparatory training weeks, the Young Experts of batch #9 were challenged to make a video of the content of their business cases.

Intervision weekend YEP Kenya

Young Experts are stationed all over the world. Within several countries YEP Intervision Weekends are organised. Last May Young Experts in Kenya came together.

Floris Simons

Floris Simons, one of our active, motivated Young Experts, passed away on June 16 in a traffic accident in Madagascar. Our sincere condolences go out to all his family, friends, beloved ones, fellow YEPpers, colleagues and all affected by this tragedy.

YEP alumni Paul van Essen on 'Wottazela'

Alumni Young Expert Paul van Essen is working on 'Wottazela', a project which offers Ugandan nationals from certain regions the opportunity to voice their opinion on water-related issues through text messages.

Klaas at SNV Kenya presents business cases

Every month one of the Agrofood Young Experts shares a story. This month it is up to Klaas de Vries (31), who takes part in the YEP Agrofood programme. He is based in Nairobi where he works as an advisor in SNV’s HortIMPACT programme.
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