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


Floris van Zuilekom - YEP Water at MDF Training & Consultancy B.V. in Kenya
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Click here for an overview of all YEP projects at Akvo RSR

Henry Munyaka Gatcheca

Where is he now? Consultant GIS and Remote Sensing at ITC, Kenya
History

Young Expert at ITC/University of Twente - Kenya


YEP period 2015 - 2017, batch 5

YEP Role

Supported IWRAP Programme-Lake Naivasha Basinin the following ways:

  1. Transfer of fundamental Hydroinformatics knowledge required by the staff in WRMA and IMARISHA by executing activities that were required for the migration and implementation of the new water information system
  2. Orchestrated and managed the various workflows that have been designed to structure, edit, clean and upload legacy data to the newly deployed databases and generate new products and services
  3. Assisted in implementation and local staff training of the GEONETCast receiving station and further develop the hydrological models driven by telemetric and satellite data

Click here for more information about my project.

 

Skills

Hydroinformatics | Hydrology | GIS-RS | Water Resources and Environmental Management | Programming

 

Background

Nationality: Kenyan
Education: Msc (Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation for Water Resources and Environmental Management) from ITC/University of Twente- The Netherlands. BSc (Water Engineering) from Kenyatta University - Kenya

 

Experience before YEP

Lecturer - Kenya Water Institute: Kitui
Responsibilities: Taught water related technical courses including Surveying, Water Quality, Remote Sensing, Irrigation and Drainage, Water Supply, among others. I was actively involved in setting exams, modulating, marking and awarding marks. I was actively involved in organizing and facilitating fieldwork and excursions for students to various organizations in the efforts of encouraging networking and orientation to the professional world. I acted as patron to the environment club. Acted as the organizing secretary to the staffs’ welfare

Volunteer- Wamoro Irrigation Water Users Association: Kiambu, Kenya
Responsibilities: Proposal writing, taking minutes and custody of the CBO’s documents, technical work (including water pump maintenance and operations, Greenhouse designing and establishment, pipework, e.t.c.), and procurement and budget control.

Internship experience
Water Engineering Attaché –Technical Department: Oloolaiser Water and Sewerage Company, Kiserian, Kajiado County.
Responsibilities: Pipework design and layout, supervising casual technical activities, Surveying, Water Laboratory work, Maintenance of the water treatment system, Daily river gauge measurement and monitoring.

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History


Monday, July 4, 2016
CAPACITY BUILDING OF WRMA STAFF
The capacity building process in WRMA will ensure the sustainability of the various technological products developed by various experts involved in the IWRAP Projects. Some of the products are: Maji-s...read more



Monday, July 4, 2016
CAPACITY BUILDING OF WRMA STAFF
The capacity building process in WRMA will ensure the sustainability of the various technological products developed by various experts involved in the IWRAP Projects. Some of the products are: Maji-s...read more



Monday, July 4, 2016
GEONETCast System For IWRAP Project
GEONETCast system for the IWRAP project is already ensuring IWRAP partners utilizes the freely available satellite based meteorological products on near real time. A tool box was developed to enable t...read more

Henry YEPer in Naivasha working on the IWRAP toolbox for the GEONETCast dat