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Yvonne Dube

Yvonne Dube

Young Expert at Waterschap Brabantse Delta - South Africa
YEP period 2020 - 2022, batch 20

YEP Role

Assistant project manager

As an assistant project manager in the NL-SA Blue Deal Project(s)—I am responsible for stakeholder management,  planning and coordinating project meeting as well as field visits, project’s “action-plan” execution, and various trainings/workshops involving peer-to-peer- learning, community involvement and soft-skills building. For the next two years I will remain in this position conducting activities such as the coordination of community/employee workshops/trainings, the construction of a community business case from byproducts, establishing long-term strategies on water quality/quantity management, participating in water studies for the development of a water quality/quantity model and constantly deliver an overview on project’s actions as well as ensuring they are followed-through.

 

Skills

  • Spatial Planning
  • Water quality data monitoring and analysis
  • Influential and innovative thinker 
  • Programme coordination
  • Networking
  • Flexible and adaptable to situations

Background

Nationality: South African
Education: BSc in Specialisation in Geology, BSc Honors Hydrogeology and Masters in Environmental Science 

 

Experience before YEP

Working experience:

  • Tutor and field assistant at the department of Geology (University of Free State) (2015 to 2017)
  • Lecturer’s PA (University of Free State, Department of Groundwater Studies) (assisting with field work) (2016 to 2017)
  • Teacher’s assistant (University of the Witwatersrand, Department of Science) (assisting with lab work) (2018 to 2019)

Volunteer work: 

  • Black women in science (BWIS) Science communicator and web manager (2019 to date)
  • Wits Citizenship and Community Outreach (WCCO) (2019 to date)
  • BWIS community outreach and teaching young girls about the environment (2018 to date)
  • Gateway Crew member at the University of Free State (2016)
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Organisation: Waterschap Brabantse Delta
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