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


Steven Menkveld - YEP Water at Waterschap De Dommel in Colombia
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Click here for an overview of all YEP projects at Akvo RSR

Bente Meindertsma

Where is she now? Network Facilitator at AgriProFocus, the Netherlands
History

Young Expert at AgriProFocus - Myanmar


YEP period 2016 - 2018, batch 9

YEP Role

Country Coordinator.

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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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