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!

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


Mesfin Woldesasie - YEP Agrofood at SNV in Ethiopia
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Click here for an overview of all YEP projects at Akvo RSR

News

Feb 17, 2017

YEP mentor's event at Larive


On Thursday 16 February 2017, YEP mentors gathered at Larive’s head office in Zeist to share experiences and insights.
 
 
 
Recently, Larive joined YEP Programmes by employing Young Experts from it’s head office in the Netherlands and Larive Group members in Kenya and Myanmar. Among them is Menno Morenc, active in Kenya improving the fish value chain:
 
“YEP offers me the opportunity to gain invaluable working experience in the fast developing Kenyan food and agro sector, contributing greatly to my personal and professional development and boosting my career.  The programme offered me networking opportunities through its vast global YEP network. Lastly, YEP challenged me to develop a real-life business case for the agro- food sector which I am currently developing with my Kenyan counterpart.” 
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