René is making an impact in Rwanda!
Last December, René van der Velden left the YEP Programme Bureau and relocated to Rwanda, where he became a Young Expert for YEP Energy for BioMassters. As an Engineering Manager, Rene is working on the subject access to clean cooking for all, and is, therefore, aiming to make a huge impact on people’s health and economic situation, since cooking on charcoal is not just risky, but expensive as well.
René is working closely with his fellow Young Expert Clarisse Uwitonze. As a YEP Duo, they support each other and bring different knowledge and perspectives. René focuses on Engineering, Clarisse is a Finance and Admin Associate Manager.