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


Thacien Munyamahame - YEP Agrofood at AgriProFocus in Rwanda
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Click here for an overview of all YEP projects at Akvo RSR

Stefan de Wildt

Where is he now? Hydrologist at Acacia Water the Netherlands
History

Young Expert at Vitens Evides International - Mozambique


YEP period 2014 - 2015, batch 3

Current Role

I was the assistant project manager for Vitens Evides International (VEI) in Northern Mozambique. In our support to our Mozambican partner FIPAG Norte we mainly focussed on reducing the non-revenue water (NRW) percentage in the cities of Nampula and Angoche, assisted with the mapping of available water sources, executed hydro(geo)logical studies and anchored the available knowledge in the partner organization.


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Skills

During my educational and professional career I’ve learned how to manage and to keep a holistic view on international projects as well as in intercultural groups, thereby applying knowledge and experiences in integrated water management and intercultural communication. I am a real team worker, who knows how to unite people, let them co-operate and excel. Furthermore I am result and solution oriented, and experienced in the fields of Hydrology, Hydrogeology, urban water supply and IWRM.

 

Background

Nationality: Dutch
Education: I hold a Master’s degree in Land and Water Management at Wagening University, the Netherlands, with a specialization in Integrated Water Management. Within this Master of Science I included a minor in Communication and Innovation.

 

Experience before YEP

  • Worked from May 2012 till June 2014 for a small Zambian consultancy in the field of Hydrogeology, which provides a wide range of specialist and high-quality services in groundwater exploration, development and management. My role was mainly in project & local staff management, giving technical project support, and report and proposal writing
  • Major MSc thesis research on the correlation and interaction-patterns between frames used by stakeholders in the draw-up process of water level decrees at the policy department of Dutch waterboard Brabantse Delta
  • Minor MSc thesis research about socio-, technical and institutional interactions in the design process of eco-engineered wastewater treatment systems for small-scale coffee farmers in Matagalpa, Nicaragua
  • Bachelor internship at VEI and made recommendations on risk management strategies for the water supply of FIPAG Centro, Mozambique, including a risk assessment and management plan for the water supply chain of three cities in Central-Mozambique
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Contact

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History


Wednesday, July 1, 2015
One year in North Mozambique – a reflection
Last July 2014 I started an adventurous 1-year assignment by deciding to join the YEP Water programme and to work for VEI in Nampula, north Mozambique. A region by some friends and colleagues referred...read more

Photo moment after treatment plant tour with FIPAG colleagues & students

Monday, June 8, 2015
Northern technicians trained in Electrical Systems
In order to ensure the success of the Technical Assistance (TA) program VEI carried out assistance and training in March 2015, with the objective of enabling the technicians of the Operational Areas (...read more

Programming a Telemetry system at EB2

Thursday, March 5, 2015
Literal and figurative floods in north Mozambique
After the exciting VEI Team Days for all global VEI employees in the first week of January I landed Sunday 11th of January in Nampula back on Mozambican soil in the pouring rain. News soon arrived me ...read more

Charging phones at pump station in Angoche