YEP

The main goal of the Young Expert Programmes (YEP), consisting of YEP Water, YEP Agrofood, YEP Energy and YEP Tailor-made, 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 and renewable energy 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), the Food & Business Knowledge Platform and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency.

NEWS

Organisations: deadline project submission

Deadline for submitting project proposals by organisations (batch 20):

1 March 2020

Preparatory training course

Training of the 18th batch starts on 25 November

Training of the 19th batch starts on 20 January 2020

Candidates: apply for YEP positions

New YEP positions will be available on 23 March

Introduction video YEP

YEP in a nutshell: the new introduction video about YEP Programmes is now online.
Every year we subsidise the placement of 72 young professionals
Check the latest results of YEP in our annual report

Our Young Experts


John Cervera Lara - YEP Tailor-made at WaterWorX in Colombia
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Click here for an overview of all YEP projects at Akvo RSR

Bas Agerbeek

Where is he now? Project Officer Water Management at Arcadis, the Netherlands
History

Young Expert at Arcadis Nederland B.V. - the Netherlands


YEP period 2018 - 2020, batch 14

YEP Role

As a Young Expert, I work on many projects in deltas concerning water management. My work is content oriented – I am working on projects making hydrological assessments, doing GIS analyses, modelling, performing and overseeing fieldwork, and writing reports. 

 

Skills

  • GIS
  • Integrated Water Resource Management
  • Data analysis
  • Stakeholder analysis
  • Hydrologic modelling (Sobek, PCSWMM, Infoworks, Delft3D)
  • Teamwork
  • Analytical and critical thinking
Background

Nationality: Dutch
Education: Msc Earth and Environment, specialization: Hydrology and Water Resources

 

Experience before YEP

02/2017 – 06/2018: Arcadis | Junior Consultant Hydrology. Fully content oriented position, with similar tasks as my current YEP position excluding the network-oriented part.

06/2016 – 11/2016: Witteveen+Bos & Wageningen University | Intern. Working on a hydrological modelling study in the Hydrodynamics and Morphology group.

09/2015 – 12/2016: Wageningen University & University Federal de Viçosa  | Research assistant. Working on a research linking water availability to land-use and climate change in the Federal District of Brasilia.

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