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

Employ a Young Expert; submit your proposal before October 11th

Join YEP Programmes and submit your proposal for a Young Expert position now!

New edition of YEP Effect: no. 6!

We are proud to present the 6th edition of YEP Effect!

Preparatory training course

Training of the 21st batch starts on 21 September

Organisations: deadline project submission

Deadline for submitting project proposals by organisations (batch 22):

11 October 2020

Candidates: apply for YEP positions

New YEP positions will be available on 28 October
Every year we subsidise the placement of 72 young professionals
Check the latest results of YEP in our annual report

Our Young Experts


Mesfin Woldeselassie - YEP Agrofood at SNV in Ethiopia
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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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