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


Dung Le Ngoc - YEP Agrofood at SNV in Vietnam
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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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Contact

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Updates


Sunday, August 26, 2018
Is there water stress in the Awash Basin?
Sometimes you get a unique opportunity as a YEPper. Actually, very often we get unique opportunities, but this one was very special. Together with my colleague, who is a local YEPper, I flew to Stockh...read more



Wednesday, August 1, 2018
A comprehensive project to optimise water allocation in the Awash Basin
The Awash river basin is prone to water stress during the dry season and flooding during the wet season. Sometimes floods and water stress even occur at the same time! In this project we aim to alloca...read more

The Awash water falls at the start and end of the wet season in 2017.