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


Jacquis Rabeasy - YEP Water at Practica Foundation in Madagascar
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Click here for an overview of all YEP projects at Akvo RSR

Theophilus Makau Kioko

Where is he now? Project officer at MetaMeta, Kenya
History

Young Expert at Meta Meta - Kenya


YEP period 2016 - 2018, batch 8

YEP Role

  • Supporting the projects New Roads for Resilience: Connecting Roads, Water and Livelihoods
  • Promoting the concept of roads water harvesting within the water, environment, and roads sector in Kenya
  • Developing relevant training materials for the Kenyan context
  • Conducting field visits to support the implementation of road water harvesting and documenting the process

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Skills

  • Adaptable
  • Planning
  • Time Management
  • Problem solving
Background

Nationality: Kenyan
Education: Water and Environmental Engineering

 

Experience before YEP

  • Plans and designs water and irrigation systems
  • Supervises implementation of several water and irrigation projects 
  • Making progressive reports on the irrigation projects
  • Procurement of water and irrigation equipment
  • Makes bill of quantities
  • Installation of drip irrigation and solar pumps
  • Conducted land surveys for different clients
  • Testing solar pumps
  • Identification and marking of potential sand storage dam sites
  • Surveying the potential areas for sand dam construction using the dummy level
  • Designing survey of stream hydrology
  • Developing structural design options for sand dam’s construction sites
YEP Water

Contact

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History


Sunday, June 19, 2016
Stakeholders workshop in Kitui
Hosted a four day workshop in Kitui town on Road Water harvesting with participants from Makueni, Machakos, and Kitui counties from 14-17 June 2016. The training was successful with a field day to ha...read more

Listening to Frank

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
YEP Training
YEP Training happening now in Amersfoort in the Netherlands in learning how to use Online tools....read more

YEP Training section