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

Wanted: new YEP candidates for YEP positions!

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Introduction video YEP

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

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!

Preparatory training course

Training of the 17th batch starts on 16 September
Training of the 18th batch starts on 25 November
Every year we subsidise the placement of 72 young professionals
Check the latest results of YEP in our annual report

Our Young Experts


Godlove Kihupi - YEP Agrofood at Justdiggit in Tanzania
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Click here for an overview of all YEP projects at Akvo RSR

Siviwe Senso Gontsi

Where is he now? Mechanical Engineer at Colsen, South Africa
History

Young Expert at Colsen - South Africa


YEP period 2016 - 2018, batch 10

YEP Role

I am employed as a Junior Mechanical Engineer at Aquest Colsen through the YEP programme.

Click here for more information about my project.

 

Skills

I have developed skills in technical drawings using a vast number of software such as (Autodesk Auto CAD, Plant 3D and Autodesk Inventor). Also, I am experienced in mechanical maintenance and installations. 

 

Background

Nationality: South African
Education: National Diploma (Mechanical)

 

Experience before YEP

I previously worked at Shatterprufe, an Automotive grass manufacturing factory/industry where I worked with the maintenance department as an Intern.

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