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


Hanna Habtemariam - YEP Agrofood at Alterra in Ethiopia
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Click here for an overview of all YEP projects at Akvo RSR

Pyae Phyo Kyaw

Young Expert at WaterWorX - Myanmar

YEP period 2018 - 2020, batch Tm1

YEP Role

As a Young Expert, I work for a capacity building project called Mandalay’s WaterWorX with the aim to improve the overall performance of the Water and Sanitation Department, Mandalay City Development Committee (local municipality). Being a management trainee, I am tasked to support short-term Dutch experts who will be conducting training on water safety plan, water quality analysis, human resource management, data management, energy efficiency, leadership, utility bench-marking and creating enabling environment to develop water utility policy. By coordinating with the respective stakeholders, I am facilitating various training. I also lead post-training activities assigned by the trainers. At the same time, I am assisting for a pro-poor water supply project which is a component of the Mandalay’s WaterWorX.


Click here for more information about my project.

 

Skills

  • Communication 
  • Critical thinking
  • Water Quality Analysis and Monitoring
  • Report Writing
Background

Nationality: Myanmar
Education: 

  • B.Tech (Civil Engineering), Technological University (Mandalay)
  • Diploma in I.T (National Center for Human Resource Development, Mandalay)

Experience before YEP

Civil Engineer at Water and Sanitation Department, Mandalay City Development Committee (MCDC): I was assigned with various tasks such as supervising the construction of the wastewater stabilization pond and a medium scale on-site wastewater treatment plant, water quality analyzing, report writing, developing water safety plan, helping to solve complaints from the public in terms of sanitation problems and coordinating for training provided by foreign organizations. This has equipped me with required skills to easily understand the complexity of urban water and sanitation problems.
YEP Tailor-made

Contact

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Updates


Friday, December 14, 2018
Identification of potential areas to implement a Pro-poor Water Supply Project
A component of the Mandalay's WaterWroX project is to connect drinkable piped water to a poor area of Mandalay. With assistance from young expert, identification of potential areas to implement the pr...read more

A pit latrine located near a tube well in a poor neighborhood of Mandalay