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


Robbert Neijenhuis - YEP Agrofood at SNV in Kenya
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Click here for an overview of all YEP projects at Akvo RSR

Eric Osei

Where is he now? Trainer and Consultant at MDF West Africa, Ghana
History

Young Expert at MDF Training & Consultancy B.V. - Ghana


YEP period 2014 - 2016, batch 2

YEP Role

During my time at YEP I was working with MDF West Africa as a Junior Trainer and Consultant; I was located in Accra, Ghana. My role was to support and build the capacities of NGOs and CSOs in WASH entrepreneurship, develop and pilot WASH Entrepreneurship programme within MDF which has provided business support services for the WASH sector in Ghana.
Click here for more information about my project.

 

Skills

I have good writing skills; I am a good team builder and player, good with Microsoft office applications. I am more of the idea generation person who is able to come up with lots of ideas when working with a project team.

 

Background

Nationality: Ghanaian
Education: My educational background is in Entrepreneurship and Economics 

 

Experience before YEP

  • I have gained a lot of experience with international cooperation with the German International Cooperation (GIZ) and the Diaspora Business Center. As an entrepreneur and a writer I have authored a couple of books on entrepreneurship
  • Carried out an assignment for the Bonn Rhine Sieg University of Applied Sciences Germany on the current state of Entrepreneurship in Ghana
  • Co-founded the African German Youth Dialogue a discussion platform which brought young people together to discuss issues of national and international interest on varied themes and topics.
YEP Water

Contact

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History


Wednesday, February 5, 2014
YEP Training Underway
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