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

Introduction video YEP

YEP in a nutshell: the new introduction video about YEP Programmes is now online.

Announcement: new deadlines for submitting YEP proposals!

New deadline for submitting YEP proposals: 30 June!!

YEP Effect 5: result of YEP Phase I

The fifth edition of YEP Effect has been released! In this magazine, we reflect on 16 batches of Young Experts in YEP Phase I, and the new Tailor-made programme. Download here!

Organisations: deadline project submission

Deadline for submitting project proposals by organisations (batch 17 and 18):

30 June 2018

Candidates: apply for YEP positions

New YEP positions will be available on 18 July

Preparatory training course

Training of the 17th batch starts on 16 September
Every year we subsidise the placement of 72 young professionals
Check the latest results of YEP in our annual report

Our Young Experts


Jelmer van der Weide - YEP Water at Vitens Evides International in Malawi
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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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Contact

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History


Thursday, April 25, 2019
CAEB: Atelier de Validation du projet de plan d'Action
Bamako-25 Avril 2019, s'est tenue la rencontre de Validation du projet de plan d'Action d'amélioration de la gestion des grands collecteurs et l'acheminement des déchets des dépôts de transit au ...read more

Vue des participants à l'atelier

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Watershed: Cérémonie de remise de Prix
Maison de la presse : 24 Avril 2019 Dans le cadre de ses activités de lobbying et de plaidoyer dans le secteur WASH en général, le Réseau des Journalistes pour l’hygiène et l'Assainissement ( ...read more

Vue du Présidium

Tuesday, March 12, 2019
2e Rencontre avec la Direction Régionale de l’Agriculture de Koulikoro
Après la première rencontre de prise de contact, Akvo a effectué une seconde visite afin d'identifier les besoins de la DRA. Ses données proviennent habituellement du recensement des producteurs ,...read more

Vue des participants à la réunion