YEP

The main goal of the Young Expert Programmes (YEP), consisting of YEP Water, YEP Agrofood, YEP Energy and YEP Tailor-made, 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 and renewable energy 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), the Food & Business Knowledge Platform and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency.

NEWS

Organisations: deadline project submission

Deadline for submitting project proposals by organisations (batch 20):

1 March 2020

Preparatory training course

Training of the 18th batch starts on 25 November

Training of the 19th batch starts on 20 January 2020

Candidates: apply for YEP positions

New YEP positions will be available on 23 March

Introduction video YEP

YEP in a nutshell: the new introduction video about YEP Programmes is now online.
Every year we subsidise the placement of 72 young professionals
Check the latest results of YEP in our annual report

Our Young Experts


Tigist Gelebo Sengogo - YEP Water at Waterschap Zuiderzeeland in Ethiopia
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Click here for an overview of all YEP projects at Akvo RSR

Philani Cebani

Where is he now? MSC OKP Scolarship, the Netherlands
History

Young Expert at Vitens Evides International - South Africa


YEP period 2015 - 2017, batch 6

YEP Role

Project manager at the Centre of Expertise, South Africa with Vitens Evides International and various Dutch partners. The Centre of Expertise is an umbrella under which numerous showcase projects will be carried out using Dutch innovative technology to benefit the South African water and sanitation sector.

Click here for more information about my project.

 

Skills

  • Project management
  • Water demand management
  • Urban drainage
  • Water infrastructure design
  • Reinforced concrete design
Background

Nationality: South African
Education: BSc (Honours) in Civil Engineering, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

 

Experience before YEP

Two years experience in design and implementation of water infrastructure projects at Johannesburg Water, which is a water utility in South Africa.

YEP Water

Contact

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History


Wednesday, July 13, 2016
The Dutch Ambassador Marisa Gerards at the Centre of Expertise stand
Strong support from the Dutch embassy for the Centre of Expertise Concept ...read more



Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Dutch Water Pavillion at the WISA Conference
The Dutch making their presence known at the Water Institute of Southern Africa Conference...read more



Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Water envoy Henk Ovink at the WISA Conference
Promoting the Centre of Expertise Concept at the Water Institute of Southern Africa bi-Annual Conference...read more