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


Tigist Gelebo Sengogo - YEP Water at Waterschap Zuiderzeeland in Ethiopia
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Click here for an overview of all YEP projects at Akvo RSR

Hilary Galiwango

Young Expert at Meta Meta - Uganda

YEP period 2017 - 2018, batch 12

YEP Role

I’m working as a project manager for MetaMeta in Uganda. I will be contributing to a variety of projects and activities on road water management, water pads and other projects under MetaMeta Programs. Key activities include creating partnerships with ministry and government agencies and other stake holders, technical assistance, capacity building, research, solution finding and testing, reporting and information distribution, communications and knowledge management. 


Click here for more information about my project.

 

Skills

  • Project planning and management
  • Use of GIS software
  • Research skills
  • Leadership and Intercultural communication 
Background

Nationality: Ugandan
Education: BSc. Water Resources Engineering, Busitema University

 

Experience before YEP

  • Engineer with National Water and Sewerage Corporation
  • Internship with METAMETA Research, June to September 2016.
  • Internship with EVERS WATER TECHNOLOGY and FILTER MATERIALS GmbH 
YEP Agrofood

Contact

Email Twitter LinkedIn Skype
Yep AgroYep Water

Updates


Wednesday, October 11, 2017
GALIWANGO HILARY YEPper #12
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