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


Collins Obango - YEP Tailor-made at WaterWorX in Kenya
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Click here for an overview of all YEP projects at Akvo RSR

Maria Paula Rincon

Young Expert at aQysta - Colombia

YEP period 2018 - 2020, batch 14

YEP Role

aQysta is an innovative company that design, produce and commercialize hydropower pumps. Our first product is the Barsha Pump a sustainable solution design for small farmers. In this moment aQysta is expanding their activities to Colombia. Therefore, as a Business Developer for Colombia I will be strategically introducing aQysta and the Barsha Pump un the Colombian market. I will be working in the in adapting our technology to the people, structure and systems of Colombia. Aiming to strength the environment by innovating in our business models, integrating our technology inclusively and seeking for an up-scaling in the country.


Click here for more information about my project.

 

Skills

  • Leadership
  • Business development 
  • Strategic and ingenious solutions developer
  • Knowledge in: Human centered design, Design thinking and Disciplined entrepreneurship
Background

Nationality: Colombian
Education: Industrial Engineer 

 

Experience before YEP

  • Chamber of commerce - Bucaramanga Management and Social Responsibility consultant. Consultancy for the development of sustainable management capabilities for the construction sector in Santander. 
  • Universidad Industrial de Santander - Administrative Assistant. Consultancy for the Bucaramanga Construction Cluster of the business guides of sustainable construction for the companies of the construction cluster in Santander under the methodology Learning by Doing.
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