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


Ekow Akyin Kwofie - YEP Agrofood at MDF Training & Consultancy B.V. in Ghana
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Click here for an overview of all YEP projects at Akvo RSR

Andrew Ndai

Young Expert at Water Forever - Kenya

YEP period 2017 - 2019, batch 12

YEP Role

I will be the Technical Business Manager for Maji Milele, Kenya, supporting Water Forever International’s “Growing Big” mission, by being the:

  • Technical coordinator for their Water and Sanitation project in Siaya County. This will involve project management, contract management, water scheme design, rehabilitation and expansion, works supervision among other duties.
  • Technical lead for the organization’s Tap21 project (“Purified Water Distribution in the 21st Century") that seeks to improve the business case for water purification franchise enterprises with lower prices for users.

This will be in addition to the role of marketing, sales, installation & servicing of Maji Milele’s (Water Forever) Innovative Pre- Paid Water Meters.


Click here for more information about my project.

 

Skills

  • Project Management, Contract Management, Monitoring & Evaluation, Proposal Writing & Funds Sourcing
  • Hydraulic Engineering, Pipeline Design Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, Works Supervision, GIS Surveying & Remote Sensing, Environmental & Social Impact Assessment, Computer Aided Design (AutoCAD)
  • Digital Marketing & Experiential Marketing
  • Community Service & Leadership
Background

Nationality: Kenyan
Education: Bachelor of Science – Environmental & Biosystems Engineering at University of Nairobi, Kenya

 

Experience before YEP

  • Technical Manager – Water.org funded project dealing with providing & increasing access to safe and affordable water for the rural and urban poor, with operations in the 3 semi-arid Counties of Narok, Kajiado & Machakos. My key functions were; proposals’ conceptualization & drafting, grants /funds sourcing, M&E support, quarterly work plan, budgets & reports management, the baseline assessment of water demands, design of innovative water supply systems, design of water value-chain, training of local communities, irrigation technologies, water business marketing, and water cooperative systems.
  • Graduate Consulting Engineer – At engineering consultancy firms such as Gibb Africa, Gedo Associates & Quadrant Engineering Consultants. The works here involved but are not limited to; Design Process of Water & Irrigation Systems, Preparation of Fieldwork, Feasibility Study and Detailed Design Reports; Preparation of Detailed Drawings for Construction, Bill of Quantities, Tender Documents and Supervision Plan.
  • Client Service Management Executive & Digital Marketing Director – For experiential marketing campaigns/projects for various blue chip corporate clientele such as Safaricom, Samsung, Proctor & Gamble, Commercial Bank of Africa (CBA)
  • Kenya Model United Nations (KenyaMUN) – The National President COR (Council of Representatives) & Chapter Under Secretary General (USG)
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Contact

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Updates


Wednesday, October 11, 2017
YEP Training & Field Visits
On October 2nd, YEP 12 Programme kicked off with a lot of field & site visits, organization & departmental meetings in the first week. Week 2 brings a more intense programme with exciting full day sem...read more

10/10/2017 - Excursion to Maeslantkering Surge Storm Barrier, Netherlands