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


Sydney Liwewe - YEP Tailor-made at WaterWorX in Malawi
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Click here for an overview of all YEP projects at Akvo RSR

Bente Fonkert

Young Expert at VDS A’campo - Ghana

YEP period 2019 - 2021, batch 17

YEP Role

As business developer for Holland Holland Greentech in Ghana I will be opening the local offices and starting operations! This entails the registration of the company and opening the offices, but also developing the market for our products and services and building a network of both potential partners and farmers. 

Holland Greentech is an expert in horticulture, and by providing training and improved inputs (seeds, irrigation, soil analysis, greenhouses) we aim to bring the vegetable sector to the next level across Africa.

 

Please click here for more information about my project.

 

Skill

One of my strong suits is approaching challenges with an interdisciplinary approach. Taking a holistic and bottom up approach to development is key to create sustainable solutions in this sector, and therefore I look forward to working closely together with farmers to develop the most suitable solutions.

 

Background

Nationality: Dutch

Education: BSc International Development, Leiden University Honours College (Liberal Arts and Sciences: Global Challenges

MA in African Studies, University of Copenhagen 

 

Experience before YEP

Project Assistant Agribusiness, Netherlands-African Business Council

Intern Research and Impact, WakaWaka B.V. and WakaWaka Rwanda Ltd.

YEP Agrofood

Contact

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