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 19):

15 October 2019

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 4 November

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


Michael Nelemans - YEP Water at Wetlands International in Ethiopia
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Click here for an overview of all YEP projects at Akvo RSR

Minne Bosma

Where is he now? Consultant at Escient, Australia
History

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


YEP period 2015 - 2017, batch 6

YEP Role

Minne was working as a Consultant at MDF Training & Consultancy in Dhaka, Bangladesh. MDF. His assignment focused on establishing a water unit within MDF’s office in Bangladesh. MDF would like to move into the water sector to deliver soft-skills services, for instance capacity building and project management, to complement already available hard technical water skills in Bangladesh. MDF would like to contribute to a sustainable water sector in Bangladesh by improving people and organisations their soft skills.

 

Click here for more information about my project.

 

Skills

  • Project management
  • Pro-active & Flexible
  • Team player
  • Communication, Network & Relationship Building
Background

Nationality: Dutch
Education: Tax Law LLB, LLM at Tilburg University, LLM with concentration in Human Rights Law at University of Minnesota Law School

 

Experience before YEP

Prior to joining MDF, Minne worked as a Ready-Made Garments advisor at the Netherlands Embassy in Dhaka. He assisted in management and monitoring of the ILO project on Improving Working Conditions in the garment sector. He also assisted in organizing a visit of Minister Ploumen and Minister Schultz van Haegen to Bangladesh in June 2015.

YEP Water

Contact

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History


Thursday, September 22, 2016
YEP year 1
Time has been flying the last 12 months. It seems like it was yesterday that we completed our training in October 2015. Since then I have enjoyed working at MDF in Bangladesh. My assignment is to e...read more



Thursday, October 8, 2015
Start of a new challenge
In the second week of the YEP training to prepare for my secondment in Bangladesh @ MDF Training & Consultancy. We are now learning about social media tools to document our future work and especially ...read more

Akvo RSR training: general information and how to make a project-update