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


Yaya Cisse - YEP Water at Akvo.org in Mali
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Click here for an overview of all YEP projects at Akvo RSR

Annabelle Poelert

Young Expert at Akvo.org - Kenya

YEP period 2017 - 2019, batch 11

YEP Role

Project Manager at Akvo’s East Africa Hub.

In my role as Young Expert I will help to set up data-related services around (national) WASH monitoring efforts in East Africa. This will include helping Akvo’s partners in the region to decide on what data they need to collect, how to monitor data and how to use data for sharing and decision-making with Akvo Flow, Akvo Lumen and Akvo RSR, empowering organisations to become data-driven and more effective.

 

Click here for more information about my project.

 

Skills

I am an adventurous and open-minded person, with a big sense of loyalty and responsibility. I am positive and energetic and I’m always in search for chances to develop myself. I like to be challenged in my work by complex questions and to think on an analytical and strategical level. During my time working for Akvo in the development aid sector, I’ve developed skills in:

  • Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Theory of Change methodology
  • Data analysis and visualisation
  • Reporting in the IATI Standard
  • Training
Background

Nationality: Dutch
Education: 

  • 09/2014 – 03/2016: Master International Relations, Utrecht University. Thesis subject: The influence of the Internet on state sovereignty – a comparative study on China and the Unites States
  • 09/2013 - 01/2014: Chinese University of Hong Kong. Courses: Mandarin (oral), Mandarin (written), ethics of international affairs
  • 09/2010 – 08/2014: BA Liberal Arts and Sciences, Utrecht University. Major: Political history and International relations, minor: Development Geography

 

Experience before YEP

  • 03/2014 – 06/2017: Akvo | Project officer. Not-for-profit foundation that creates open source software tools to make international development more effective, transparent and collaborative.In my role, I was responsible for project management, proposal writing, data science, M&E, and IATI-reporting.
  • 03/2014 – 09/2016: De Focus | Co-founder and chair. Online knowledge-sharing platform De Focus. At the focus I was responsible for management, networking, start-up, social media.
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Contact

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Updates


Tuesday, May 8, 2018
ICT4D conference in Lusaka, Zambia
There is an ever-increasing amount of software solutions with the main aim to improve data collection, monitoring, progress tracking and reporting. Nevertheless a survey of ICT4D found that 64% of the...read more

Francis and Annabelle at the ICT4D conference

Thursday, December 7, 2017
Promoting water quality testing with Akvo Caddisfly at UN Environmental Assembly
During the United Nations Environmental Assembly (UNEA), Akvo had a stand at the innovation expo to present the latest developments on our water quality testing kit - Akvo Caddisfly. The innovation ex...read more



Thursday, October 12, 2017
The Akvo Theory of Change in East Africa
Today I facilitated a workshop on the Akvo Theory of Change (ToC) for Akvo's East Africa team. It was an interactive session in which the team got to learn about the ToC methodology and got to know Ak...read more