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


Joshua Isiko - YEP Agrofood at Single Spark in Uganda
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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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