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!

Bram and Su trainers on farmer entrepreneurship

Our soon-to-be Young Experts Bram Peters and Su Myat (both batch 15) already trained local partner on farmer entrepreneurship.

Seeding for a win-win - Leul Habte ABDI, SNV Ethiopia

SNV Ethiopia is currently implementing a three-year project called Gender and Youth Empowerment in Horticulture Markets (GYEM). The project is being implemented since 2016 in two regions of the country, Oromia & South, in partnership with farmer cooperative unions and local administrations.

 

Leul Habte Abdi is working at SNV Ethiopia and shares his experiences as a Young Expert.

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!

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

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


Dung Le Ngoc - YEP Agrofood at SNV in Vietnam
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Click here for an overview of all YEP projects at Akvo RSR

Nanne Tolsma

Where is he now? Liaison SE Asia at Satelligence, the Netherlands
History

Young Expert at Satelligence - Vietnam


YEP period 2016 - 2018, batch 9

YEP Role

Physical geographer and Hydrologist at Satelligence. I was working on a long term project for Satelligence with local agribusiness company LT Group, based in Long Xuyen and Ho Chi Minh City. 

Click here for more information about my project.

 

Skills

  • Project management

  • Remote Sensing

  • Technical skills regarding water management

  • Field work

Background

Nationality: Dutch
Education: MSc. Hydrology, VU Amsterdam

 

Experience before YEP

This is my first job but had some prior experience in projects:

 

Participant Wetskills Water Challenge United States,  June 2016

Project in which a mixed and multidisciplinary team of four young professionals develop
innovative concepts for a case study, provided by the water sector, during an extensive two-week
programme in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Study case: City Blueprint Boston (case owner KWR Watercycle Research Institute).

 

Research intern at P4GES, January 2015 – June 2016

My Master Thesis, 'The effects of land use on hydraulic conductivity, preferential flow pathways and soil fauna in the Didy region of the Ankeniheny-Zahamena Corridor (CAZ) in Madagascar', was part of of the P4GES project (''Can paying for global ecosystem services reduce poverty?''). P4GES was a three year project (2013-2016) consisting of a consortium of eleven institutions in the UK, Madagascar, the USA, Switzerland and the Netherlands.

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Contact

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History


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Thursday, October 19, 2017
One year in
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Thursday, September 15, 2016
Introduction
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