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


Siviwe Senso Gontsi - YEP Water at Colsen in South Africa
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Stephen Mwape

Where is he now? Water Supply and Sanitation Coordinator at the Government of the Republic of Zambia
History

Young Expert at We Consult - Zambia


YEP period 2016 - 2018, batch 9

YEP Role

I worked as a a Junior Hydrogeologist for Aquaquest Ltd. Aquaquest Ltd. - part of the WE Consult Group - is a water supply consultancy active in East and Southern Africa. The company assists farmers, mining companies and housing projects without access to surface water by providing hydro-geological assessments and geophysical field surveys and by supervising borehole drilling, development and testing.

 

The work I did mainly consisted of performing geophysical surveys, drilling supervising and testing pumping of boreholes. Part of the work involved processing the data in GIS and Excel and summarizing the results in a report.

 

At my work together with a Dutch Young Expert, who is also my supervisor.

Click here for more information about my project.

 

Skills

I have a Diploma in Water Engineering from the University Of Zambia (UNZA) and am trained at the Natural Resources development College (NRDC). As part of my training at NRDC I did an internship program with World Vision Zambia under the Zambia Water Sanitation and Hygiene program (ZWASH). During my Internship program I was exposed to Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) activities which include borehole sitting, borehole drilling and construction, test pumping, installation of hand pumps, design and installation of water supply systems. 

 

Background

Nationality: Zambian
Education: Diploma in Water Engineering at Natural Resources Development College

 

Experience before YEP

  • Hydrogeological Technician / GIS Trainee with Aquaquest limited,a water supply consultancy company in Zambia
  • WASH activities which include Geophysical surveys, Borehole drilling and construction, hand pump installation, tank stand installation at Zambia Water Sanitation and Hygiene program (ZWASH) under World Vision Zambia
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History


Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Zambia Water Forum and Exhibition (ZAWAFE)
The Zambia Water Forum and Exhibition was held at the Mulungushi International Conference centre in Lusaka Zambia between 12th to 13th of June 2017. The programme was held under the theme; WATER, SANI...read more

Agness and Stephen at the Aquaquest stand.

Friday, April 7, 2017
Test pumping of commercial boreholes for pivot Irrigation
Aquaquest was retained by one of its clients in Lusaka to carry out Aquifer tests on two of its recently constructed production wells. Pumping tests are carried out in order to obtain information on t...read more

Water discharging from a production well

Monday, February 13, 2017
Test pumping at Bio carbon Partners field camp - Rufunsa District, Zambia.
Aquaquest Limited was recently retained by a client "Bio-Carbon partners (BCP)" to carry out Pumping test and borehole assessment at one of their camps in Rufunsa district. The camp is located 42 km ...read more

Carrying out Test pumping on Borehole