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

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!

Candidates: apply for YEP positions

New YEP positions will be available on 19 August

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


April van Delden - YEP Agrofood at Impact Terra in Myanmar
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Click here for an overview of all YEP projects at Akvo RSR

Babette Bodlaender

Young Expert at AgriProFocus - Myanmar

YEP period 2018 - 2020, batch 15

YEP Role

AgriProFocus is an international multi-stakeholder network with Dutch roots that promotes agri-entrepreneurship in low- and middle income countries, and contributes to promoting inclusive and sustainable growth in the agricultural sector with the aim of establishing food security for all. In my role as Country Coordinator I am responsible for:

  • Identify key themes/sectors for the APF network in Myanmar
  • Growing the AgriProFocus network and promote it among stakeholders
  • Establish strong working relationships with relevant stakeholders including the Netherlands embassy, Dutch stakeholders working in-country as well as national stakeholders from various stakeholder groups
  • Facilitate in co-creation with stakeholders in country learning through network events, expert meetings and online interaction for regular debate around key (policy) areas
  • Facilitate in co-creation with stakeholders identification of business and partnership opportunities for Dutch, international and Myanmar agri-business through business events and bilateral contacts 

Click here for more information about my project.

 

Skills

Project Management, Monitoring & Evaluation, Facilitation, Stakeholder Engagement and Network Building

 

Background

Nationality: Dutch
Education: MSc Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, University of Utrecht, BSc. Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, with minor International Development Studies, University of Utrecht

 

Experience before YEP

  • Research Consultant at Kantar Public (Kantar TNS) Myanmar
  • Project Leader at Traineeship UWV, Amsterdam
  • Intern Political Affairs at the Embassy of Indonesia, Jakarta
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Contact

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