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

MDF newsletter by Young Experts!

A number of the Young Experts, employed by MDF, have released another edition of the "What's Yeppening" newsletter of MDF!

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


Godlove Kihupi - YEP Agrofood at Justdiggit in Tanzania
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Click here for an overview of all YEP projects at Akvo RSR

Bas Agerbeek

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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Contact

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