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

Candidates: apply for YEP positions

New YEP positions will be available on 18 December

Organisations: deadline project submission

Deadline for submitting project proposals by organisations (14th batch):

1 December 2017

Preparatory training course

Training of the 13th batch starts on 13 November 2017
Every year we subsidise the placement of 72 young professionals
Check the latest results of YEP in our annual report

Our Young Experts


Filoca Alecandre Fondo - YEP Water at Waterschap Hunze en Aa's in Mozambique
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Click here for an overview of all YEP projects at Akvo RSR

Lawrence Kimaru

Young Expert at SNV - Kenya

YEP period 2016 - 2016, batch 1

Where is he now?
WASH Expert at SNV Kenya


History



YEP Role

My role as a Local-YEP'er was as the WASH Advisor for SNV in providing advisory services - Demonstrating and Up-scaling of an Innovative Sanitation Value Chain for the (Peri)-Urban Low Income Areas project.

Click here for more information about my project.

 

Skills

  • Undertake preparatory studies; including a market survey to determine consumer preferences, technology options, household segmentation, etc., as well as an end-user survey among residents of Low Income Areas (LIAs) on willingness to borrow money and ability to pay it back.
  • Capacity building support to private sector actors, entrepreneurs and youth groups involved in the collection and transport of human waste (including business planning, entrepreneurship and financial aspects).
  • Spearhead a market research into willingness of farmers to use compost and urine as bio-fertilizer, potential crops and potential users of the products, relating it to good practice in other African countries.
  • Contribute to formation of a sanitation value chain expert group.
  • Documentation of project approach and outcomes for dissemination and up-scaling to other towns and cities in Kenya.
Background

Nationality: Kenyan
Education: I have a background in Sociology and Philosophy (BA. Hons) Kenya, in addition I am currently pursuing Applied Philosophy and Ethics (MA).

 

Experience before YEP

I have experience in implementing Water, Sanitation and Hygiene programme with specific tasks to contribute to program planning, implementation and evaluation of program/project activities as well as supporting analytical work.

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Contact

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History


Friday, July 22, 2016
CABBAGE AND MAIZE FROM FAECAL MATTER PRODUCTS
Building on the preliminary results in which the first set of experiments conducted in July/December 2015 tested Struvite (a slow release fertilizer made from pure human urine) on field crops (maize),...read more

Cabbage and Maize from Faecal Matter Products

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Sanitation Value Chain
Wide application of sewers in LIAs is not realistic in thecoming decade because of high costs. On the other hand,on site solutions (pit latrines, ecosan) are much dependent on the interested of indivi...read more

Sanitation Value Chain From Toilet to Reuse

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Challenges Faced
As NCSP programme is implimenting its activities, numerous challenges have arisen and as a result has made it possible for the programme to be focused. More importantly, significance has been given to...read more

Challenges posed by wild animals in pilot areas