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


Fjolla Lasku - YEP Water at Yuniko in Kosovo
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Click here for an overview of all YEP projects at Akvo RSR

Helio Candido

Where is he now? Sustainability Officer at Portucel Mozambique
History

Young Expert at Resilience B.V. - Mozambique


YEP period 2016 - 2018, batch 9

YEP Role

Agricultural Project Manager at Resiliencia Moçambique Lda.
My tasks included: GIS & Remote Sensing, data collection, analysing, reporting, networking, and planning.

 

The project I mainly worked on is called: Unravelling the potential of farmer led irrigation development in the BAGC (Beira Agricultural Growth Corridor), Mozambique.


Click here for more information about my project.

 

Skills

  • Environmental Sustainability

  • Natural Resources Management (Water)

  • Team player

  • Facing challenges

  • Experienced in office and field works

Background

Nationality: Mozambican
Education: MSc. Environmental Engineering and Natural Resources at Zambezi University

 

Experience before YEP

I worked as Environmental officer at Portucel Moçambique in Mozambique for two years. During my time their I followed two traineeship in South Africa, which gave me the opportunity to work on different segments:

  • Wetlands Management (by New Generation Plantation [NGP] platform. WWF International): Buffering, Good Practices, Select activities, sustainable water uses and water protection
  • Stakeholder Engagement and Improving Company - Community relations (by IFC - World Bank Group): Sustainability on Management of Community's Natural Resources; Participatory Rural Appraisal, Land Acquisition Policy, Social License of Operation
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Contact

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