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!

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


Sanjay Pokhrel - YEP Agrofood at One to Watch B.V. in Nepal
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Click here for an overview of all YEP projects at Akvo RSR

Vincent van Reenen

Where is he now? CR Specialist at PVH Corp., the Netherlands
History

Young Expert at Moyee Coffee - Ethiopia


YEP period 2015 - 2016, batch 7

YEP Role

Based on the fact that coffee beans quadruple in value when processed to a consumable product, contrary to the global coffee industry Moyee produces its coffee locally. Their business model is focused on creating what we call Fairchain impact. Done by supporting smallholder farmers and other chain actors in several ways, by building up a roasting facility in Ethiopia and by exporting the final product. Moyee Coffee was in its start- up phase, therefore the main objective of my role was to build up continuity and facilitate growth of our production capacity / outputs. My responsibilities were therefore dispersed along the whole value chain:

  • inputs: how do we secure more traceable green coffee which has consistent quality and what impact do we want to achieve among our smallholder suppliers?
  • throughputs: how do we comply to international quality standards, achieve more efficiency in production while safeguarding Fairchain (socio- economic) impact among our staff members?
  • outputs: how do we build up sustainable distribution and decrease our general ecological footprint?

Click here for more information about my project.

 

Skills

I have a broad, management oriented background and affinity with international aid and trade as a means of economic development. During my studies I focused several of my research assignments on sustainable business models and corporate social responsibility. My strengths are process and project management, intercultural communication and facilitating team dynamics.

 

Background

Nationality: Dutch
Education: Msc in Public Administration, Bsc in Management

 

Experience before YEP

  • 2013-2015: Assistant facility manager at International Card Services. Liaised between internal departments and suppliers as process coordinator to achieve in time, cost- efficient and safe delivery of our cards. Supported the organization with process optimization and development of information policy. Other core activities were coaching, performance evaluation and representation to the organization of my team.
  • 2009-2010: Participant in International Research Project. Responsible for acquisition of consultancy assignments for Dutch organization as well as execution of projects. Worked on field research in Madhya Pradesh, India, aimed at improving the position of woman in rural areas by providing facilities for entrepreneurship.
YEP Agrofood

Contact

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History


Thursday, January 21, 2016
Exciting times for Moyee
After four months in Ethiopia I am back in Holland for the YEP training. It has been quite a journey, being introduced to a great group of people and interesting new skills. Also looking forward to re...read more