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.


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New edition of YEP Effect: no. 6!

We are proud to present the 6th edition of YEP Effect!

Preparatory training course

Training of the 21st batch starts on 21 September

Organisations: deadline project submission

Deadline for submitting project proposals by organisations (batch 22):

11 October 2020

Candidates: apply for YEP positions

New YEP positions will be available on 28 October
Every year we subsidise the placement of 72 young professionals
Check the latest results of YEP in our annual report

Our Young Experts

Leul Habte Abdi - YEP Agrofood at SNV in Ethiopia

Click here for an overview of all YEP projects at Akvo RSR

Salim Hamad Bakar

Where is he now? Climate Change Officer at Ministry of Land, Water, Energy and Environment Tanzania

Young Expert at The Hague Institute for Global Justice - Tanzania

YEP period 2015 - 2016, batch 5

YEP Role

Baseline Assessment
Incorporate a systems analysis of both the physical and socio-economic systems, and the vulnerabilities and institutional capacities, a stakeholder analysis to identify actors who have a trigger and are able to act, by exploring the structure of social and governance networks, mapping actor perceptions and values especially for the development and execution of local surveys, focus groups, and interviews. The field research of the two main islands of Zanzibar: Unguja and Pemba into three piloted hotspots. Click here for more information.


Participatory Planning Process
Organizing a participatory planning process after the baseline assessment has been completed through directly supporting running planning processes.

Comparative Assessment

Conducted comparative case studies of SIDS in other regions of the world to obtain insight in other strategies and practices for adapting to climate change in a sustainable manner while promoting development and their success factors by conducting a literature survey on adaptation planning into these SIDS in order to identify best practices and lessons learnt.


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  • Environment Management Science
  • Climate change
  • Geographical Information Systems (Environmental Analysis)
  • Remote Sensing
  • Research and Fieldwork
  • Rain water Harvesting
  • Project Management

Nationality: I am Tanzanian from Zanzibar, United Republic of Tanzania
Education: Master of Science in Environmental Management at University Brunei Darussalam. Bachelor of Arts in Geography and Environmental Studies (Hons) at University of Dar es Salaam. Waste to energy in response to climate change by KOICA at Soul, South Korea. Climate and climate change information services, NUIST University – World Meteorological Organization at China


Experience before YEP

Assisting on Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation issues for Small Island States - Zanzibar Department of Environment – First Vice President Office - Zanzibar

Advisory technical committee expert on Renewable Energy and environment (Wind and Biogas) – EU Zanzibar Project

Coordinator of Department of Environment on Strengthen Climate Change Governance and Environment Management Project under UNDAP – through UNDP Zanzibar

Policy, Planning and Research Pemba office, Department of Environment - First Vice President Office, Government of Zanzibar Pemba

Data collection and tracking ZEIMS (Zanzibar Environmental Information and Management System) – Department of Environment

Pollution Prevention and Control - Plastic bag and E-waste control in Zanzibar, Department of Environment – First Vice President Office Government of Zanzibar, Tanzania

Environment Education Officer, Department of Environment (Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Environment), Government of Zanzibar

Land Survey Team: Ministry of Water, Energy and land, Department of Urban Planning and Land management – Pemba, Zanzibar.

Advanced Lecturer: Utaani and Fidel Castro Secondary School  

Public Awareness & Environmental Information Dissemination: SMOLE (Sustainable Management of Land and Environment Project) Zanzibar Government

Marine and Coastal Environmental Management Program

Monitoring of small scale Agriculture Services Support Program/Agricultural Sector development Programs – Livestock in Zanzibar

Environmental Monitoring for Millennium Challenge Account for Tanzania - Pemba roads Project


Community Involvement

Support local people using Green House Farming at Cheju through - Environmental Security and HIV/AIDS Foundation

Climate change information - The Climate of environment and Changes Zanzibar

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Thursday, April 23, 2015
RSR Training
It is Thursday today with some yepers group 5 and our lovely trainers learning and work on how we can improve our daily work and keep on records by updating our activities. It is a great day that more

Yep5 group2 day 4 RSR training