“Never a boring day!” - Business development in Zambia

Our Young Expert Bram de Vries is a Young Expert, who is working as a Business Developer of VDS A'campo/Holland Greentech in Zambia. Bram has written a blog about his activities and his life as Young Expert!

Changes in YEP team members

As from April 1st, there will be some changes in the YEP-team.

Applying knowledge from YEP trainings in your daily work!

Nice interview with our Dutch Young Expert Bram de Vries about applying siklls, learned during the YEP trainings, in his daily work!

YEP mentor's day

On February 15th, the YEP mentor's day was organised at Mott MacDonald, where all mentors of new Young Experts met and were introduced to their new tasks as a YEP mentor.

Launched: YEP Effect 3

New release: YEP Effect no. 3 has been published!

Candidates: apply for YEP positions

New YEP positions will be available on 15 May

Organisations: deadline project submission

Deadline for submitting project proposals by organisations (15th batch):

1 May 2018

Preparatory training course

Training of the 14th batch starts on 12 March 2018
Every year we subsidise the placement of 72 young professionals
Check the latest results of YEP in our annual report

Our Young Experts

Maarten Hermus - YEP Agrofood at VDS A’campo in Uganda

Click here for an overview of all YEP projects at Akvo RSR

Reinilde Eppinga

Where is she now? WASH Advisor at SNV Kenya

Young Expert at SNV - Kenya

YEP period 2013 - 2015, batch 1

YEP Role

WASH Advisor (YEP) working for SNV Kenya on the peri-urban sanitation project in Nakuru. This EU-funded project was a joint partnership of the Nakuru Water and Sanitation Services Company (NAWASSCO), Vitens Evides International (VEI), Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP), Umande Trust and SNV that aimed to demonstrate and upscale an innovative sanitation value chain for the (peri) urban low income areas in Nakuru County, Kenya.
Click here for more information about my project.



Equipped with quantitative and qualitative research skills and trained in facilitating participatory workshops and training. Experienced in the development of knowledge development products, report and proposal writing and relationship building. Worked in Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation.



Nationality: Dutch
Education: MA in Poverty and Development, trained in participatory methodologies, Institute of Development Studies (IDS), University of Sussex, Brighton, United Kingdom. BSc in Cultural Anthropology and Development Studies, Radboud University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Minor in Conflict Studies. Centre for International Conflict Analysis and Management (CICAM), Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands.


Experience before YEP

Field research in Thailand and Sri Lanka and desk research for academic projects attached to universities in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. Worked as the Communication and Relationship Manager for an international NGO in Tanzania before joining SNV as the Strategy Intern for East and Southern Africa and thereafter Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation consultant in Kenya.

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Monday, May 15, 2017
Nakuru's Briquette Innovation in the news
Activities in Nakuru have been covered by local and international news. See the first link for news coverage aired on Citizen TV and send series of links for an article published on several websites. more

Monday, May 15, 2017
Production processes selected and tenders published
Project partners have designed the production process for large scale production of round shaped carbonised briquettes. Two tenders have been advertised in local newspapers and other forums for more

Advertisement local newspaper (Nation)

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Selection of products for up-scaling
During a presentation day, partners selected products for up-scaling. This was a result of a discussion around findings of the different research projects carried out: - The bio-fertiliser and more

Fireball briquettes