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 20):

1 March 2020

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 23 March

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


Rik de Gorter - YEP Water at Ballast Nedam in Sri Lanka
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Click here for an overview of all YEP projects at Akvo RSR

Collins Otieno

Young Expert at Practica Foundation - Kenya

YEP period 2019 - 2021, batch 16

YEP Role 

As a young expert working for PRACTICA Foundation and Futurepump Kenya I am mainly involved in distributing new parts to customers for test, writing blogs on the case studies that we get from the field about our pump and mainly, data collection for monitoring and evaluation of the Sunflower solar irrigation pump. In order to ensure the pump meets customers’ requirements, relevant data on the technical performance, social, environmental and economic impact needed to be collected. I am also responsible of reporting the technical findings to our research and development team, this is an important aspect since we need to improve our pump to be able to meet consumers demands and keep up with the advance changes in technology. 

 

Click here for more information about my project.

 

Skills 

  • Agricultural economics and resource management 
  • Monitoring evaluation and learning 
  • Field data collection 

Background 

Nationality: Kenyan 

Education: BSc Agricultural Economics and Resource Management from Moi University in Kenya

 

Experience before YEP 

Before becoming a Young Expert, I have been working with Futurepump Kenya as the M&E assistant major task involving meeting with farmers and getting to know there feedback on the pump since it was a new product then and for the purpose of improvement and marketing Before that, I worked as a research assistant at Ecofinder Kenya, this organization deals with wetland conservation and my major role here was to come up with ideas to help in reclaiming wetlands. 

I also worked as an intern with the Ministry of Agriculture Kisumu County as a researcher in finding market prices for the agricultural products and educating farmers on the importance of value addition for their products.

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Updates


Tuesday, March 19, 2019
My YEP experience
This video is to share about the YEP training experience and the first week when we have to share our experience in our projects....read more