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

Feasibility Study YEP Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

At this moment, a fesibility study is being carried out to investigate the added value of a YEP Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (YEP SRHR).

Evaluation YEP Programmes

Currently, YEP Programmes is being evaluated by Ecorys. We would appreciate your full cooperation, in order to continue YEP Programmes, hopefully with an extension to other sectors!

“Never a boring day!” - Business development in Zambia

Our Young Expert Bram de Vries is a Young Expert, who is working as a Business Developer of VDS A'campo/Holland Greentech in Zambia. Bram has written a blog about his activities and his life as Young Expert!

Preparatory training course

Training of the 15th batch starts on 17 September 2018

Organisations: deadline project submission

Deadline for submitting project proposals by organisations (16th batch):

15 October 2018

Candidates: apply for YEP positions

New YEP positions will be available on 5 November
Every year we subsidise the placement of 72 young professionals
Check the latest results of YEP in our annual report

Our Young Experts


Modibo Traore - YEP Agrofood at Akvo.org in Mali
dutchwatersector

Click here for an overview of all YEP projects at Akvo RSR

Bente Meindertsma

Young Expert at AgriProFocus - Myanmar

YEP period 2016 - 2018, batch 9

YEP Role

Country Coordinator.

Click here for more information about my project.

 

Skills

Building partnerships, linking supply chains, project management, research, journalistic writing, communications and social media

 

Background

Nationality: Dutch
Education: International Relations

 

Experience before YEP

  • Supply and Development Manager Max Havelaar, Fairtrade
  • Journalist Vice Versa, journal about development cooperation
  • Intern Netherlands Embassy Pretoria, South Africa, political department
  • Intern IKV Pax Christi, political dissidents program Cuba
YEP Agrofood

Contact

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