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 Programmes on national Indonesian radio!

YEP Programmes was promoted on the national Indonesian radio by two of our Young Experts!

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!
Every year we subsidise the placement of 72 young professionals
Check the latest results of YEP in our annual report

Our Young Experts


Stephen Tungu - YEP Tailor-made at WaterWorX in Tanzania
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Click here for an overview of all YEP projects at Akvo RSR

Robbert Groenen

Young Expert at One to Watch B.V. - Myanmar

YEP period 2017 - 2019, batch 11

YEP Role

Programme Manager Rockstart Impact in Myanmar.

Click here for more information about my project.

 

Skills

Prepare entrepreneurs to become investment ready, connecting entrepreneurs and investors, investor training, project management

 

Background

Nationality: Dutch
Education: BSc Economics (Tilburg University & University of Central Florida), MSc Economics and Finance (Tilburg University)

 

Experience before YEP

  • One to Watch – Yangon, Myanmar (December 2016 – Present): Program manager – Leading the expansion of One to Watch into Myanmar
  • De Lage Landen – Mexico City, Mexico (April 2016 – September 2016): Commercial and business analysist – Product development and leading a Values Dialog           
  • De Lage Landen – Eindhoven, Netherlands (August 2015 – February 2016): Implementation consultant Banker’s Oath
  • Nepal Grassroots Recovery – Kathmandu, Nepal (April 2015 – May 2015): Co-founder - Disaster relief organization which was founded after a 7.8 earthquake hit Nepal
  • One to Watch – Kathmandu, Nepal (November 2014 – May 2015): Impact investment - Supporting social improvements in Nepal via (return yielding) investments in sustainable and scalable businesses 
  • Rabobank International – London, United Kingdom (July 2013 - January 2014): Intern International Desk UK & Ireland - Supporting subsidiaries of Dutch companies in the UK and Ireland
YEP Agrofood

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