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


Mathijs Veenkant - YEP Water at IRC in Ethiopia
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Click here for an overview of all YEP projects at Akvo RSR

Financial support

- next deadline for submitting project proposals is 15 October 2018 -

 

 

Specification of the division of costs

There is a difference in the financial support for Dutch and local candidates: the specification for both can be found below. It is important to note the differences between the two.

 

Dutch Young Experts
The financial support for the deployment of a Dutch Young Expert is maximised at €40,000 per year and 50% of the total costs of the placement. Each year €10,000 is allocated for training and coaching, organised by the YEP programme bureau. The remaining €30,000 can be allocated by the Dutch organisation for costs incurred in the international secondment, such as:

  • Tickets, Visa
  • Accommodation expenses such as housing, furnishings, host country allowance
  • Insurance
  • Local transport

The Dutch organisation is responsible for the following costs and services:

  • Salary costs, including social insurances, tax, etc.
  • Yearly contribution of €1500 for implementation of the programme bureau
  • Time for supervision of the Young Expert

Local Young Experts
Financial support for the deployment of a local Young Expert is maximised at €12,000 per year and 50% of the total cost of the placement. Each year €2,000 is allocated for training and coaching, organised by the YEP programme bureau. The remaining €10,000 can be allocated by the Dutch organisation for costs incurred in the placement, such as:

  • Salary
  • Local expenses

The Dutch organisation is responsible for the following costs and services:

  • Ticket and visa for training in the Netherlands
  • Internal guidance and training if necessary
  • Introduction programme to the organisation and the Netherlands during the first week of the training programme (hotel and programme should be taken care of by the organisation) 

Co-financing
Since the YEP Programmes are subsidised programmes, it is not possible to finance the remaining costs via subsidies as well. The expenses not covered by the programmes should therefore be financed by the applicant organisation, using additional sources.

 

Piling up of subsidies occurs when an organisation receives a subsidy twice, for one expenditure. For example, an organisation is not allowed to make use of the YEP programme and subsequently finances YEP costs from a budget that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs finances, or that another Ministry finances.