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


Godlove Kihupi - YEP Agrofood at Justdiggit in Tanzania
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Click here for an overview of all YEP projects at Akvo RSR

News

Jul 12, 2018

Evaluation YEP Programmes


September next, YEP Programmes celebrates its 5 year anniversary! By then, 350 Young Experts (in 15 batches) will have kickstarted their international careers through YEP.


In order to (i) provide insight in the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, and sustainability of the programmes and (ii) to formulate recommendations for improvement and optimal organisational design of YEP, an evaluation will be carried out. The evaluation team will also provide recommendations on the continuation and possible extension of the programmes to Energy, Circular Economy and/or Sexual and Reproductive Health and

Rights (SRHR).


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has appointed Ecorys evaluate the programme. The draft report will be published in October. In the meantime, you might be contacted by the evaluation team for a visit or an interview by Skype, telephone or mail. We would appreciate your full cooperation, in order to continue YEP Programmes, hopefully with an extension to other sectors!

 

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