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


Thiemo Amadou Sissoko - YEP Tailor-made at WaterWorX in Mali
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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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