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

Organisations: deadline project submission

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

1 March 2020

Preparatory training course

Training of the 18th batch starts on 25 November

Training of the 19th batch starts on 20 January 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


Robbert Neijenhuis - YEP Agrofood at SNV in Kenya
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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


Friday, November 8, 2019
Climate change mitigation in Tanzania: sustainable water use
Farming in Tanzania is often carried out by smallholders, either in the form of subsistence farming, or growing crops for sale to larger estates or industries. As the effects of climate change are inc...read more



Monday, April 1, 2019
Bronyibima: A school to be proud of!
When visiting the Bronyibima school in Cape Coast, Ghana, you will see clean and well-maintained school grounds, a green football pitch surrounded by bushes, a squeaky clean toilet facility block, and...read more

Children cleaning the sanitation block at Bronyibima school.

Friday, March 29, 2019
Madame Dora washes hands
One of the aims of the Football for Water program is to set in motion sustainable behaviour change in WASH practices of school children. Through playing fun games, like football, the children are enga...read more

The football field is under construction at Nyakrom School