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


Boris Kouassi Kouassi - YEP Agrofood at MDF Training & Consultancy B.V. in Ivory Coast
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Click here for an overview of all YEP projects at Akvo RSR

Planning 2018/2019

Batch 2018-15

Deadline application of project proposals
1 May 2018
Job application through website
15 - 27 May
Speed date job interviews
8 June
Young Experts' training programme *)
17 September - 5 October

Batch 2019-16

Deadline application of project proposals
15 October 2018
Job application through website
5 - 18 November
Speed date job interviews
4 December
Young Experts' training programme *)
4 - 22 February 2019
*) Please note that a 1,5 hrs MBTI feedback meeting will be planned in the week prior to the training weeks

Return Training Batch 12

Training
November 2018

Return Training Batch 13

Training
January 2019

Return Training Batch 14

Training
March 2019
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