YEP

The main goal of the Young Expert Programmes (YEP), consisting of YEP Water, YEP Agrofood, YEP Energy and YEP Tailor-made, 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 and renewable energy 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), the Food & Business Knowledge Platform and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency.

NEWS

Organisations: deadline project submission

Deadline for submitting project proposals by organisations (batch 19):

15 October 2019

Preparatory training course

Training of the 18th batch starts on 25 November

Training of the 19th batch starts on 20 January 2020

Candidates: apply for YEP positions

New YEP positions will be available on 4 November

Introduction video YEP

YEP in a nutshell: the new introduction video about YEP Programmes is now online.
Every year we subsidise the placement of 72 young professionals
Check the latest results of YEP in our annual report

Our Young Experts


Laurens Poelhekke - YEP Agrofood at CDR International in Vietnam
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Click here for an overview of all YEP projects at Akvo RSR

Sandile Sinothando Sibanda

Young Expert at WaterWorX - Zimbabwe

YEP period 2018 - 2020, batch Tm1

YEP Role

Young Expert in the WaterWorX project for the City of Bulawayo.

Click here for more information about my project.

 

Skills

  • Desktop publishing - MS Word, Excel and Powerpoint
  • Engineering design - Autodesk AutoCAD WaterCAD
  • GIS toolkits - ESRI ArcGIS, Quantum GIS
  • Some exposure in data analytics, problem solving, research and project management
Background

Nationality: Zimbabwean
Education: Diploma in Water Resources Engineering and Partial Fulfillment of Diploma in GIS and Remote Sensing (Attainment of Diploma December 2019)

 

Experience before YEP

  • Relief Teacher for a local college - 2010
  • Protocol Officer for the Region 5 Games held in Zimbabwe in - 2015
  • 1 year as a data collector (City of Bulawayo) - 2016
  • Post Graduate Training (City of Bulawayo) - 2017
  • Technician Strategic Planning and Research Unit Engineering Services (City of Bulawayo) - 2018 to date
YEP Tailor-made

Contact

Email Twitter LinkedIn Skype
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Updates


Monday, September 9, 2019
Young Experts Get Together.
With busy schedules getting in the way of the Yeppers in the country getting together, the Water Clinic organized by the Dutch Embassy acted as a unifier. It was an interesting time as we got to lear...read more

Young Experts In the WaterWorX Project Zimbabwe with GIS Short term Expert.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Mainstreaming Gender Equity and Social Inclusion in Water and Sanitation.
**What is Gender**? A simple question that is usually taken for granted. Gender refers to the different roles, rights, and responsibilities of men and women and the relationship be...read more

Workshop Material that made learning easier and visual.

Monday, July 8, 2019
Mid Term Review For the Project (1-4 July 2019).
The 1st to 4th of July 2019 has been an exciting time for the Project and myself as a Yepper. The Waterworx Project which started in January 2018 had its Mid term review. The aim of the review was to...read more

WaterWorx team at the Pro-poor area with the Evaluator Dr. C. Bangira.