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

Apply now: new YEP positions online!

We are looking for Dutch candidates for 5 YEP positions.

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
Every year we subsidise the placement of 72 young professionals
Check the latest results of YEP in our annual report

Our Young Experts


Johan Winnubst - YEP Water at Meta Meta in Malawi
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Click here for an overview of all YEP projects at Akvo RSR

John Cervera Lara

Young Expert at WaterWorX - Colombia

YEP period 2018 - 2020, batch Tm1

YEP Role

 

As a Young Expert, in cooperation between LAS CEIBAS ESP and WATERWORX, we are looking exchange knowledge and experiences to apply in one project (SECTORIZATION), seeking a better result.

 

I am an engineer of support for a water supply company (LAS CEIBAS ESP) in Colombia. Currently, I am developing one project of sectorization for the Neiva's town. In that project, we are looking optimize the service of supply water creating hydraulics sectors, to regulate the use of water. Also, the project is focussing on the reduction of the non-revenue water indicator and guarantee a better service.


Click here for more information about my project.

 

Skills

  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Technical knowledge (modeling and design)
  • Change management
  • Mediation

Background

Nationality: Colombian
Education: Bachelor Civil Engineer, technical studies in drawing of architecture and engineering

 

Experience before YEP

  • Resident engineer, Management and follow up the construction activities in projects with hydraulics focus. ASSV.
  • Engineering assistant, Support in the geotechnical area. Give service in the process of design for public and private projects. INGETEC.
YEP Tailor-made

Contact

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