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


Andrew Ndai - YEP Water at Water Forever in Kenya
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Click here for an overview of all YEP projects at Akvo RSR

Elke Praagman

Where is she now? Senior Expert Ecosystem Services at IUCN, the Netherlands
History

Young Expert at WNF - Zambia


YEP period 2014 - 2016, batch 2

YEP Role

Young Expert freshwater and wetlands. Putting in place a monitoring system for environmental flow releases by large dams in the Zambezi River Basin. Click here for more information about my project.

 

Skills

Geology, water management, water engineering

 

Background

Nationality: Dutch
Education: BSc Geology, Utrecht University

 

Experience before YEP

October 2013: Environmental consultant, EcoSelect
July 2009–December 2010: Environmental consultant, Inpijn-Blokpoel Milieu- en Geotechniek, project manager for soil and environmental investigation
February 2009 – July 2009: Teacher of physics, Het Nieuwe Eemland college, Amersfoort, teaching physics to students in secondary school. Job requirements: Classroom- and time management, excellent communication skills, setting an example for students/ role model, excellent social skills and empathy

YEP Water

Contact

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History


Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Project online!
I just published my project! Just a short introduction to myself, my name is Elke Praagman, and will be leaving for Zambia in March. I will be working on the E-flow programme in the Zambezi River Basi...read more

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