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

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


Yaya Cisse - YEP Water at Akvo.org in Mali
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Click here for an overview of all YEP projects at Akvo RSR

Mike Jacobs

Where is he now? Operations manager at Jacob Lawren Ghana
History

Young Expert at Dutch Water Partners B.V. - Ghana


YEP period 2015 - 2017, batch 6

YEP Role

I was a Sales Officer at Dutch Water Partners in Ghana. Dutch Water Partners is a water treatment and storage company focused on developing small to medium scale decentralized water installations for developing countries. My task was to develop a lead channel and sales distribution network in Ghana.

 

Click here for more information about my project.

 

Skills

  • Sales
  • Marketing
  • Administration
  • Project Management
  • Operations Management

Background

Nationality: Dutch
Education: BA in business administration with a minor  in marketing, Richmond University London, United Kingdom

 

Experience before YEP

Two years’ experience in Operations and project management at Jacob Lawren Ltd. The company focused on construction and logistics in the drink water and irrigation sector in Ghana.

YEP Water

Contact

Email Twitter Skype
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History


Monday, June 20, 2016
Our RO filtration system
This is our new ultra filtration system that will be shipped to Ghana in the coming weeks for installment in remote towns and villages providing clean drinking water....read more

DWP UF System

Thursday, October 8, 2015
Akvo RSR Training
Training to use the RSR program in the YEP water social media session....read more

Klooster Hotel