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!

Bram and Su trainers on farmer entrepreneurship

Our soon-to-be Young Experts Bram Peters and Su Myat (both batch 15) already trained local partner on farmer entrepreneurship.

Seeding for a win-win - Leul Habte ABDI, SNV Ethiopia

SNV Ethiopia is currently implementing a three-year project called Gender and Youth Empowerment in Horticulture Markets (GYEM). The project is being implemented since 2016 in two regions of the country, Oromia & South, in partnership with farmer cooperative unions and local administrations.

 

Leul Habte Abdi is working at SNV Ethiopia and shares his experiences as a Young Expert.

Evaluation YEP Programmes

Currently, YEP Programmes is being evaluated by Ecorys. We would appreciate your full cooperation, in order to continue YEP Programmes, hopefully with an extension to other sectors!

Organisations: deadline project submission

Deadline for submitting project proposals by organisations (16th batch):

15 October 2018

Candidates: apply for YEP positions

New YEP positions will be available on 5 November

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


Earl Ephrem L. Montero - YEP Agrofood at Rode Kruis in Philippines
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Click here for an overview of all YEP projects at Akvo RSR

Mart Scheepers

Young Expert at MDF Training & Consultancy B.V. - Myanmar

YEP period 2017 - 2019, batch 12

YEP Role

Consultant & trainer

Click here for more information about my project.

 

Skills

Multi-stakeholder processes, stakeholder management, negotiation

 

Background

Nationality: Dutch
Education: MSc Conflict Resolution & Governance

 

Experience before YEP

The last two years before working at MDF I worked as a freelance consultant. Before that I worked as a consultant for WesselinkVanZijst, a Dutch consultancy specialized in multi-stakeholder processes and negotiation. I have also worked a year in international mediation at the Dialogue Advisory Group.

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Contact

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Updates


Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Better off together
After working in Myanmar for 6 months I've noticed the importance of strategic partnerships and strategically managing stakeholders: https://mdf.nl/better-together...read more

Working together

Thursday, December 21, 2017
Training Intercultural Communication
MDF Asia Myanmar was present at the World Food Programme Myanmar staff retreat. We had an amazing day training WFP employees in intercultural communication in a changing environment...read more

WFP team

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
YEP Training
The last few weeks I had the chance to participate in a three week YEP training. We had a great visit to Urban Farmers in The Hague A great initiative where there is a fish and vegetable farm on top o...read more

Visiting Urban Farmers