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


Naba Nashit Tareque - YEP Agrofood at Truvalu Group in Bangladesh
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Click here for an overview of all YEP projects at Akvo RSR

Ekow Akyin Kwofie

Young Expert at MDF Training & Consultancy B.V. - Ghana

YEP period 2016 - 2018, batch 10

YEP Role

MDF provides training and consultancy to a wide range of organizations. Here in Accra, my fellow YEP-ers and I set up an Inclusive Agribusiness Center to provide support and capacity building to agribusinesses within the agricultural value chain by working on their business models and value proposition. With this we will develop an action plan for their implementation to achieve either improved operational capacity, access to new markets or finance. My role as business development is to provide a support structure network for the businesses within the programme.

 

Click here for more information about my project.

 

Skills

  • Agribusiness Development
  • Inclusive Business
  • Capacity Building
  • Finance and Investment
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Project Management 
Background

Nationality: Ghanaian
Education: 

2010/2011-2013/2014: BSc in Land Economy at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology:

  • Land Use Planning/Management
  • Land Title Management

2015: Certificate in Finance and Investment at Ghana Stock Exchange:

  • Risk Assessment
  • Portfolio Determination and Valuation 

Experience before YEP

I run an organization focused on providing tertiary students with capacity building and knowledge gap bridging. I run several programmes such as ‘’the Investment Sense Initiative’’ focused on capacity building, bridging the knowledge gap between the youth and the financial investment sector. The initiative brought together renowned investment firms in Ghana together with students to explore the benefits and opportunities associated with financial investments, entrepreneurship and financial wisdom. The goal was to challenge the youth to become more financially active and entrepreneurial as a means to wealth creation and poverty reduction. 

 

I also served as a junior lands officer, on land use management systems to increase optimum high and best use of land. From this I gained experience with the management of agricultural land uses, tenure systems, and agricultural land valuations. 

YEP Agrofood

Contact

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Updates


Saturday, June 3, 2017
IAC ACCELERATOR PROGRAMME BEGINS
The IAC Accelerator programme is a 3 month programme designed to support businesses within the agricultural sector by making use of the IBA business toolkit to review and improve their business mode...read more



Wednesday, May 17, 2017
MDF YEPers and Alumni launched news letter "What's YEPening at MDF Global"
The news letter was made to share with all MDF colleagues across globe what YEP is all about and to introduce the the various YEPers and alumni within MDF Global and the various projects being underta...read more



Thursday, January 26, 2017
YEP10 Training going so great, learning alot
So we are undergoing our YEP10 training, in the Netherlands which is very packed but enlightening. We trained in understanding our MBTI types and how they impact our project when working in a team and...read more

YEP10 2017