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

Preparatory training course

Training of the 19th batch starts on 20 January 2020

Organisations: deadline project submission

Deadline for submitting project proposals by organisations (batch 20):

1 March 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


Collins Otieno - YEP Water at Practica Foundation in Kenya
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Click here for an overview of all YEP projects at Akvo RSR

Birama Sangaré

Where is he now? Project officer at Akvo, Mali
History

Young Expert at Akvo.org - Mali


YEP period 2016 - 2018, batch 9

YEP Role

As a Young Water Expert and Project Officer, I cooperated with partners and users Akvo tools in West Africa particularly in Mali. In the team Akvo Partners- West Africa I used my experience in the field of WASH and my knowledge of some Malian’s areas. I provided support during and after the introduction of tools in developing training programs. 


Click here for more information about my project.

 

Skills

Rural water, sanitation, water code in Mali, community mobilization, the water analysis and wastewater, planning and community development, strengthening municipalities agent’s capacity on water decentralization

 

Background

Nationality: Malian
Education: 2005-2009: Master's degree in geography (Faculty of letters, languages, Arts, and social sciences (FLASH), University of Bamako-Mali. 2010-2012: Professional Master of geography and History (Normal High Academy of Bamako, Mali)

 

Experience before YEP

October 2015 to April 2016: WASH advisor at SNV-Mali. My role consisted of contributing to the training and capacity building of government officials in the water sector; assisting in building a database on water quality and helping to update the status of modern water points of Mali.

March 2014 to September 2015: Project Assistant, Chief of antenna at Conseil Eau & Environnement Assistance, CEEA (Council - Water &Environmental Assistance), in Koulikoro Mali. In this position, I gave water policy tranings to water management committees, and also oversaw and supervised WASH activities in our target areas.

2013-2014: Rural WASH investigator of Conseil Eau & Environnement Assistance, CEEA (Council - water &Environmental Assistance), Mali.

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History


Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Atelier de formation sur l'approche WASH-GIRE
Dans le but d'aider et outiller les OSC, le programme Watershed Mali a initié trois jours d'atelier sur l'approche WASH-GIRE . Cet atelier reste une étape importante pour l'atteinte des objectifs du...read more

Hotel Massaley_Vue des participants à l'atelier

Thursday, October 3, 2019
Visite Terrain: la problématique de gestion des boues de vidange à Bamako
Visite de 2 sites réservés pour réalisation de la Station de Traitement des Boues de Vidanges (STBV) de #Bamako rive droite / Forêt classée Tienfala et zone aéroportuaire avec l'appui de Akvo e...read more

vue des sites visités

Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Atelier de Révision des activités Watershed 2019 et planification 2020
Hotel Mandé Afin d'évaluer et/ou corriger les activités de Watershed 2019, le consortium a organisé un atelier réunissant tous les acteurs intervenants sur le programme et d'autres acteurs de W...read more

Vue des participants à l'atelier