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!

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


Bas Agerbeek - YEP Water at Arcadis Nederland B.V. in Myanmar
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Click here for an overview of all YEP projects at Akvo RSR

Leul Habte Abdi

Young Expert at SNV - Ethiopia

YEP period 2017 - 2019, batch 12

YEP Role

As a Young Expert, I am working for SNV Ethiopia’s project, Gender and Youth Empowerment in Horticulture Markets (GYEM) as a project officer. GYEM is a project funded by Comic Relief and being implemented by SNV Ethiopia in the country’s two regions, Oromia and Southern Nations Nationalities and People’s Region. The overall objective of the project is to enhance women’s and youth’s social and economic empowerment through improved access to and control over assets and benefits in the horticulture value chain. The project partners with farmer’s cooperative unions to increase the income of coops with a focus on women. We actively promote household dialogues that keep self-initiated changes at heart to improve the situation of women in the horticulture value chains and support and facilitate employment and income generating activities for youth. Please, find some success stories in the project’s website above.


Click here for more information about my project.

 

Skills

Private Sector Development (PSD), Business Development Services (BDS), Project Implementation Support, Export Upgrading, SME development.

 

Background

Nationality: Ethiopian
Education: BA Degree, Economics, 2012 / MA Degree Environment and Development (expected) 

 

Experience before YEP

4 Years

YEP Agrofood

Contact

Email Twitter LinkedIn Skype
Yep AgroYep Water

Updates


Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Excursions to Urban Farmers and Maeslantkering
On Tuesday, 10th of October 2017, YEP Batch 12 went out for excursions to Urban Farmers (https://www.urbanfarmers.nl/en/) in The Hague and Maeslant Storm Surge Barrier (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M...read more

YEP Batch 12