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

New YEP positions online!

It's now possible to apply for several YEP positions!

“Never a boring day!” - Business development in Zambia

Our Young Expert Bram de Vries is a Young Expert, who is working as a Business Developer of VDS A'campo/Holland Greentech in Zambia. Bram has written a blog about his activities and his life as Young Expert!

Changes in YEP team members

As from April 1st, there will be some changes in the YEP-team.

Preparatory training course

Training of the 15th batch starts on 17 September 2018

Organisations: deadline project submission

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

15 October 2018

Every year we subsidise the placement of 72 young professionals
Check the latest results of YEP in our annual report

Our Young Experts

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Welid Abdi - YEP Water at Vitens Evides International in Ethiopia
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Click here for an overview of all YEP projects at Akvo RSR

Marijn Korndewal

Young Expert at Waterschap Zuiderzeeland - Ethiopia

YEP period 2017 - 2019, batch 12

YEP Role

Marijn is seconded by Waterschap Zuiderzeeland to the Awash River Basin Authority, Ethiopia. She is a policy advisor in the field of water governance. Part of her assignment is to support the development of the Basin High Council Secretariat, a secretariat to a high-level, political body concerning three Ethiopian river basin authorities.


Click here for more information about her project.

 

Skills

  • Qualitative research
  • Policy analysis
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Change management
  • Fields of expertise: water and international relations, water governance, urban development
Background

Nationality: Dutch
Education: 

  • BA in International Relations (University of Groningen)
  • MSc in Environment and Resource Management (VU University of Amsterdam)
  • MSc in Water Science, Policy and Management (University of Oxford)

Experience before YEP

Experience before YEP

2015 – 2017 Trainee Dutch National Water Traineeship

2015 – 2015 Policy advisor at Waterschap Zuiderzeeland Water Authority, the Netherlands

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