YEP

The main goal of the Young Expert Programmes (YEP), consisting of YEP Water, EP 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

Introduction video YEP

YEP in a nutshell: the new introduction video about YEP Programmes is now online.

YEP Effect 5: result of YEP Phase I

The fifth edition of YEP Effect has been released! In this magazine, we reflect on 16 batches of Young Experts in YEP Phase I, and the new Tailor-made programme. Download here!

Preparatory training course

Training of the 17th batch starts on 16 September
Training of the 18th batch starts on 25 November
Every year we subsidise the placement of 72 young professionals
Check the latest results of YEP in our annual report

Our Young Experts


Sujan Dulal - YEP Agrofood at aQysta in Nepal
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Click here for an overview of all YEP projects at Akvo RSR

Yoseph Cherinet Wakjira

Young Expert at Meta Meta - Ethiopia

YEP period 2019 - 2021, batch 16

YEP Role

As a young Expert, I work for MetaMeta as Irrigation and Water Management Expert in three main projects promoting new farming methods, irrigation technologies, implementation of a smart farming pilot, and coordination of farmer to farmer knowledge exchange programs. 

 

Click here for more information about my project.

 

Skills 

AutoCAD, Irrigation Software and Models, ArcGIS, QGIS and Remote Sensing for Agricultural Water Management, Water Accounting

 

Background 

Nationality: Ethiopian 

Education: MSc International Land and Water Management 

 

Experience before YEP 

Worked as Assistant Lecturer at Arba Minch University, Ethiopia.

YEP Water

Contact

Email LinkedIn Skype
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Updates


Friday, August 23, 2019
Partner for Water (Optimizing water use in the Awash Basin)
The project has the following main goals: • Improving the water governance for water availability in the Awash Awash basin by developing a water agreement and water allocation plan, implemented and...read more

Poor Water application and management in smallholder farms

Friday, August 23, 2019
Water Productivity improvement in Practice (Water PIP)
Objective of the Project: • The key policy priority in Dutch Development Cooperation official DGIS policy is to enhance Water Productivity (WP) in the agricultural sector by 25%. As such it intends...read more

Female farmer