Peer coaching session in Bangladesh
Not everything was a serious talk though. There was also time for a break to charge batteries with Dutch pancakes for a snack!
Upcoming activities in Bangladesh
The group also brainstormed some YEP-Bangladesh activities for the coming months. ”We plan to host monthly peer-to-peer coaching sessions. Next time, we want to discuss our outcomes with senior experts working in the water and food sectors, including YEP alumni in Dhaka, to learn from other Bangla-Dutch perspectives and expand our professional network,” says Wolfgang Duifhuizen, Junior Technical Project Manager at Larive International and participant of batch 25.
“Also, we aim to arrange visits to each other’s workplaces, which include: The Hunger Project, Food and Agricultural Organization of the Unite Nations (FAO), Light Castle and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Dhaka,” adds Roos Middelkoop, Policy Officer at the Dutch Embassy and participant of YEP’s batch 23.
YEP Asia peer coaching weekend
The group was very enthusiastic about the idea of a YEP Asia peer coaching weekend and would like to connect with other YEPpers in Asia to take this forward. Roos and Rennie Roos, who is a young expert from batch 22 located in Indonesia, are looking into the organisation of a session in the second quarter of 2022 and they welcome ideas for a compelling programme. You can send your input by email.
Peer coaching session opportunity
This type of session can also be held in other locations. If you would like to organise such a fun and productive meet-up with fellow YEPpers, please do so! You can contact Lonneke van Klei, Project Officer at YEP Programmes, at firstname.lastname@example.org for questions regarding possibilities and guidance.