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

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Introduction video YEP

YEP in a nutshell: the new introduction video about YEP Programmes is now online.

YEP Effect 5: result of YEP Phase I

The fifth edition of YEP Effect has been released! In this magazine, we reflect on 16 batches of Young Experts in YEP Phase I, and the new Tailor-made programme. Download here!

Preparatory training course

Training of the 17th batch starts on 16 September
Training of the 18th batch starts on 25 November
Every year we subsidise the placement of 72 young professionals
Check the latest results of YEP in our annual report

Our Young Experts


Adamu Billey - YEP Agrofood at Cocoanect in Ghana
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Click here for an overview of all YEP projects at Akvo RSR

Jos de Best

Young Expert at VDS A’campo - Kenya

YEP period 2018 - 2020, batch 15

YEP Role

I work as a Business Developer of VDS A'campo/Holland GreenTech in Kenya. Holland GreenTech is an integrated one-stop-shop horticultural supplier and service provider. By providing products, training and service we are working on the next step of horticulture. My task is to start and develop a new healthy commercial distributor office. Which includes:

  • Building and managing long-term relationships with Dutch suppliers
  • Determine market approach and activities/actions to set-up sales and advice
  • Represent and develop business via agribusiness partners, cooperatives, network activities and visiting commercial farmers
  • Setting up a professional way of working, setting up administration, invoicing, customer relationship
  • Develop sales and advice via direct farmers advice, demonstrations and demo days

Click here for more information about my project.

 

Skills

  • Business Development
  • Sales
  • Agriculture
  • Entrepeneurship
  • Project management
Background

Nationality: Dutch
Education: BSc. Business Administration, MSc. Global Business and Sustainability

 

Experience before YEP

  • December 2016- May 2018: Tourism Development Expert (diverse employers, Madagascar/Kenya)
  • February 2016 - July 2016: Graduation Intern at Commonland
  • August 2014 – July 2016: Consultant at Antea Group
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