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


Ardjan Vermue - YEP Agrofood at Rode Kruis in Philippines
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Click here for an overview of all YEP projects at Akvo RSR

Veerle Haagh

Young Expert at Financial Access - Kenya

YEP period 2018 - 2020, batch 15

YEP Role

I will be working on a diverse set of projects across East Africa. The projects are aimed at improving access to finance for small holder farmers by clearly identifying and mitigating the main financial and environmental risks associated with farmers. I will be working closely with a variety of partners focused on environmental risk, capacity building and training to ensure we employ a holistic approach to help small holder in a sustainable way. We therefore not only enable farmers to be included into the financial system, we also guarantee that this happens in an environmentally sustainable manner.

 

Click here for more information about my project.

 

Skills

  • Data analysis 
  • Financial modelling 
  • Economic Policy 
  • French | Arabic | Danish 
  • Diplomacy 
  • Design thinking 
Background

Nationality: Dutch
Education:

  • MSc. Finance and Investment (RSM Erasmus University Rotterdam) 
  • MSc. Public Administration: Economics and Governance (Leiden University)
  • BSc. Business Administration (RSM Erasmus University of Rotterdam)
  • Minor International Relations (Copenhagen Business School)

Experience before YEP

December 2017-September 2018: International Research Project – Rotterdam and Vietnam 

Student consultant at the Financial Study Association of Rotterdam:

  • Provide consultancy services to multinational organizations seeking to exploit business opportunities in an emerging market
  • Traveling to Vietnam in July to conduct field research and finish the project by providing a detailed report 

June-August 2017: The Dutch Court of Audit - The Netherlands

Research intern at the department of future-proof government finance: 

  • Conducting research on two topics: Brexit and the Dutch investment climate  

January-April 2017: The Netherlands Permanent Representation to the UN & WTO - Geneva, Switzerland

Intern at the department of Economic Affairs – ministry of Foreign Affairs: 

  • The Permanent Representation represents the interests and ideals of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in a range of International Organisations in Geneva, dealing with human rights, disarmament, trade and economics, health and humanitarian issues. Ensuring that the Dutch views and opinions are taken on board by the International Bodies and its Member States.
  • Responsible for several dossiers: e.g. Fisheries, Government Procurement and Brexit 

June-September 2016: AMAL Project - Beirut, Lebanon

Volunteer at the American University of Beirut: 

  • Provide sessions and coaching about entrepreneurship to Syrian and Lebanese youth
  • Mission of the project is to develop the youth of Lebanon to become responsible leaders of tomorrow and contribute to the growth of the private sector in Lebanon
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