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


Tim Jan Huldman - YEP Water at Gieling Consultancy in Ghana
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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

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