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

Introduction video YEP

YEP in a nutshell: the new introduction video about YEP Programmes is now online.

YEP Effect 5: result of YEP Phase I

The fifth edition of YEP Effect has been released! In this magazine, we reflect on 16 batches of Young Experts in YEP Phase I, and the new Tailor-made programme. Download here!

Candidates: apply for YEP positions

New YEP positions will be available on 19 August

Preparatory training course

Training of the 17th batch starts on 16 September
Training of the 18th batch starts on 25 November
Every year we subsidise the placement of 72 young professionals
Check the latest results of YEP in our annual report

Our Young Experts


Mesfin Woldeselassie - YEP Agrofood at SNV in Ethiopia
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Click here for an overview of all YEP projects at Akvo RSR

Alphaxard Gitau Ndung'u

Where is he now? Convener at Kenya Youth Climate Network, Kenya
History

Young Expert at AgriProFocus - Kenya


YEP period 2016 - 2018, batch 7

YEP Role

Youth in Agribusiness Expert.

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Skills

Youth Empowerment

Campaign development

Advocacy

Policy analysis

Blogging

Resource mobilizations

Networking and partnership creation

 

Background

Nationality: Kenyan
Education: Bachelor of Economics

 

Experience before YEP

I have been involved with agricultural development in relation to youth empowerment over the past 2 years with a close focus on how to create sustainable agricultural enterprises amongst young people as we advocate for eradicating youth unemployment as well as enhancing food security and sovereignty.

YEP Agrofood

Contact

Email LinkedIn Skype
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