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


Josanne Dalstra - YEP Agrofood at Olam in Zambia
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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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