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


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Click here for an overview of all YEP projects at Akvo RSR

Daniela Gomez Martinez

Young Expert at WaterWorX - Colombia

YEP period 2018 - 2020, batch Tm1

YEP Role

In Colombia, the WaterWorks program works through the WaterWorx Color Water project, which seeks to guarantee the availability and sustainable management of water for the populations in the service area of ​​Acuavalle S.A. E.S.P. (Department of Valle del Cauca), among other companies. The above will be achieved by strengthening through Vitens - Evides International, the self sustainability of Acuavalle S.A. E.S.P. as a water operator, both improving the operational and financial areas, as well as the access and reliability of the water supply for all; Including socially disadvantaged neighborhoods.

 

My role as Local Young Expert is to support the Dutch short-term experts in their visits mainly as a translator, in order to allow the trainings to be understood by the members of the local company. Additionally, within the WaterWorX Program it will be evaluated the feasibility of carrying out a project on energy effiency and I will collect information on the use of energy in the drinking water treatment Plants of the 33 municipalities served by Acuavalle S.A. E.S.P.


Click here for more information about my project.

 

Skills

  • Communication and networking skills
  • Willing to learn new things
  • Willing to mediation
Background

Nationality: Colombian
Education: Bachelor of Science in Biology

 

Experience before YEP

  • Professional I in Acuavalle S.A. E.S.P.: Environmental educator, administrative support
  • Researcher at SQUALUS Foundation: Community work, taxonomic identification, database analysis, scientific articles writing, experimentation
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