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


Sjoerd van Driesum - YEP Agrofood at Financial Access in Kenya
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Click here for an overview of all YEP projects at Akvo RSR

Camille Clerx

Where is she now? Technical Assistant at GiZ, Burkina Faso
History

Young Expert at Akvo.org - Burkina Faso


YEP period 2016 - 2018, batch 9

YEP Role

Junior Project Manager Agrofood

Click here for more information about my project.

 

Skills

  • Research & Analysis 

  • Languages : French, Dutch and English

  • Environmental awareness

  • Teamwork

  • Public speaking

  • Communicating across cultures

  • Social Media

Background

Nationality: Dutch
Education:

  • 2014–2015: MSc Environment and Resource Management (English-taught program),  specialisation in Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity.  Cum laude/GPA: 4, Free University of Amsterdam (VU), The Netherlands
  • 2014: MA Political History, Erasmus Mundus Exchange Programme. École doctorale de Sciences Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po), France
  • 2013–2016: MA French Linguistics, specialisation in sociolinguistics and politics (French-taught program). Cum laude/GPA: 4, University of Leiden, The Netherlands
  • 2010–2013: BA French Language and Culture. Cum laude/GPA: 4, University of Leiden, The Netherlands
  • 2009–2010: Associate Degree Cross Media Communication. College of higher education INHolland, Diemen, The Netherlands
  • 2003–2009: Keizer Karel College, Diploma Gymnasium-A (gives entry to university) Amstelveen, The Netherlands

Experience before YEP

2016: Vermaat Groep - Corporate catering officer 

 

2016: Ashoka Nederland (the Netherlands) - Social Innovation Mapper, team leader for the sector Healthcare:

  • collected data for the Social Innovation Mapping project launched by Ashoka Nederland and PwC;
  • conducted interviews with high profile stakeholders;
  • contributed to conceptualising this pilot research project for up-scaling purposes
2016: BothENDS (the Netherlands) - Rich Forests Project volunteer:
  • worked as an editor for the Rich Forests project
  • worked as a social media and communication officer 
2015: World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), Southeast Asia Regional Office, Indonesia - Intern multifunctional landscapes:
  • designed and conducted research on current farming practices and their historical evolution;
  • lead a research team of three individuals;
  • carried out quantitative research aimed at defining the valuation of ecosystem services by smallholder potato farmers;
  • identified contingencies in the development of sustainable farming practices;
  • informed policy regarding the implementation of sustainable farming. 
2014: Sciences Po Environnement, Environmental Association (France) - Educational officer
  • set up an educational project for primary schools on food waste;
  • executed a one-day program in primary schools.
2013–2014: Leiden University Centre for Linguistics (LUCL) - Research Assistant for International Studies:
  • contributed to the conceptualisation of the courses given by the directing professor in International Studies;
  • conducted research on language and culture policies of Western European colonial powers in their former colonies and identified country-specific characteristics;
  • conducted literature reviews and identified and classified relevant scientific research concerning modern colonial history. 

2012–2014: SELSA (The Netherlands) - Zumba instructor (fitness program) and Marketing Assistant
 

2011–2014Clark Football Languages (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) - Interpreter (Dutch-French and French-Dutch)

 

2007–2015: Stichting Ons Tweede Thuis (Amstelveen, The Netherlands - Social assistant:

  • Assisted and guided mentally disabled employees working at a day centre
  • Assisted the head attendant
YEP Agrofood

Contact

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History


Monday, January 30, 2017
French support portal step 2
Developing a support portal entails much more than writing and publishing support articles, a whole internal infrastructure has to be built for things to work in a structured and systematic way and to...read more

Project planning: Akvo Flow French support

Friday, January 13, 2017
Developing French support portal for Akvo Flow
Step 1 in expanding the use of our tools and services in West Africa: Get to know our tools and provide technical support to partners in the field. As a member of the Akvo Flow global support team, I'...read more



Thursday, December 1, 2016
Observations and reflections on impact evaluation in international development
“With an estimated global spend of over US$350 billion per annum on development programs by bilateral, multilateral, and not-for-profit organizations, improvements in Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E...read more