“Never a boring day!” - Business development in Zambia

Our Young Expert Bram de Vries is a Young Expert, who is working as a Business Developer of VDS A'campo/Holland Greentech in Zambia. Bram has written a blog about his activities and his life as Young Expert!

Changes in YEP team members

As from April 1st, there will be some changes in the YEP-team.

Applying knowledge from YEP trainings in your daily work!

Nice interview with our Dutch Young Expert Bram de Vries about applying siklls, learned during the YEP trainings, in his daily work!

YEP mentor's day

On February 15th, the YEP mentor's day was organised at Mott MacDonald, where all mentors of new Young Experts met and were introduced to their new tasks as a YEP mentor.

Launched: YEP Effect 3

New release: YEP Effect no. 3 has been published!

Candidates: apply for YEP positions

New YEP positions will be available on 15 May

Organisations: deadline project submission

Deadline for submitting project proposals by organisations (15th batch):

1 May 2018

Preparatory training course

Training of the 14th batch starts on 12 March 2018
Every year we subsidise the placement of 72 young professionals
Check the latest results of YEP in our annual report

Our Young Experts

Harold Hoiting - YEP Water at Mott MacDonald in Egypt

Click here for an overview of all YEP projects at Akvo RSR

Lawrence Kimaru

Where is he now? WASH Expert at SNV Kenya

Young Expert at SNV - Kenya

YEP period 2016 - 2016, batch 1

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.



  • 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.

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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Friday, July 22, 2016
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), 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 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 more

Challenges posed by wild animals in pilot areas