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


Siviwe Senso Gontsi - YEP Water at Colsen in South Africa
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Click here for an overview of all YEP projects at Akvo RSR

Mugagga Nsaali

Young Expert at WaterWorX - Uganda

YEP period 2018 - 2020, batch Tm1

YEP Role

I work with National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) as a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer for the WaterWorX project in Uganda. NWSC and Vitens Evides International (VEI) are engaged in a Water Operators Partnership (WOP) under the WaterWorX Project. The overall project objective of this WOP is to strengthen NWSC in the sustainable delivery of cost-effective water services to a rapid growing urban population through development and implementation of sound asset management practices. In addition, investments will be done in the expansion of services to poor communities. I work in the Programs and Performance Management Department of NWSC in charge of monitoring and evaluation of all NWSC operational areas.


Click here for more information about my project.

 

Skills

Hydrological data processing, remote sensing data/mapping applications, research, project management, report writing among others

 

Background

Nationality: Ugandan
Education: 

  • MSc Water Resources Engineering, KU Leuven, Belgium (2015-2017)
  • BSc Civil and Building Engineering, Kyambogo University, Uganda (2008-2012)

Experience before YEP

  • May 2014 to August 2015 and July 2017 to date – Senior Engineer at NWSC 
  • May 2013 to April 2014 - Research Engineer at KOM Consult Ltd.
  • June 2012 to February 2013 – Engineering Intern at Winrock International (USAID-NUDEIL)
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Contact

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