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

Results alumni survey

What are the YEP alumni up to? Check out the results of our alumni survey!

New release: YEP Effect no. 2

New release: YEP Effect no. 2, which can be combined with an supplementary sheet with our annual report 2016!

Preparatory training course

Training of the 12th batch starts on 2 October 2017

Organisations: deadline project submission

Deadline for submitting project proposals by organisations (14th batch):

1 November 2017

Candidates: apply for YEP positions

New YEP positions will be available on 20 November
Every year we subsidise the placement of 72 young professionals
Check the latest results of YEP in our annual report

Our Young Experts


Mariano Lucky Zeinnico - YEP Water at Deltares in Indonesia
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Click here for an overview of all YEP projects at Akvo RSR

Arie van Amerongen

Young Expert at Rode Kruis - The Philippines

YEP period 2015 - 2017, batch 4

YEP Role

As a Young Expert WASH advisor I am supporting the Philippine Red Cross in the implementation of a Netherlands Red Cross supported project. My main role is to provide technical expertise for rehabilitation and construction of sustainable water and sanitation facilities. The project ‘Reduction of Child Mortality Due to Diarrhea (Manila)’ aims to “Contribute to public health resiliency by assisting the urban poor, children in particular, to maintain their health and improve their access to safe water and basic sanitation”. The location is barangay 101 in Tondo, Manila. A very densely populated urban neighborhood bordered by a river and the port and inhabited by both formal and informal settlers. The project interventions concern the construction and rehabilitation of water and sanitation facilities and activities on community organization and mobilization in schools and in the community. These interventions are implemented using the Participatory Hygiene and Sanitation Transformation (PHAST) and Children Hygiene and Sanitation Transformation (CHAST) approaches.

Click here for more information about my project.

 

Skills

  • (architectural) design
  • building engineering
  • visualization
  • (sustainable) sanitation design and planning
  • research

Background

Nationality: Dutch
Education: MOOC ‘Introduction to Water Treatment’. TU Delft course provided by edX (2013).

Master of Science in Architecture, Ubanism and Building Sciences at TU Delft (2012). Graduation project: ‘From broken toilets to a new place for WASH in Port-au-Prince, Haiti’.

Bachelor in building engineering at Hogeschool Utrecht (2007). Graduation project: ‘Research and design of multiple use of space’.

 

Experience before YEP

  • Urban Emergencies Global Studies. A MSc project researching post-disaster redevelopment from an architectural, urbanism and building technological perspective. In this project six teams of three went each to a country. Herein I was part of team Ghana. There we did a three month field research on the implications of urban and rural of flooding in Accra and Wiaga (Upper East Region). Outputs of this research project were a symposium, exhibition and a booklet.
  • Urban Emergencies Haiti. As part of my graduation I did research on post-disaster sanitation in urban low-income neighborhoods in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. This research consisted of a one month field visit in Port-au-Prince. During this field research visit I got the opportunity to extend my stay for another five weeks to work as a WASH-intern for Cordaid Haiti. My role was to setup an owner driven sanitation retrofit program for two low-income neighborhoods in Port-au-Prince.
  • Self-employed architect at Architect AvA. During and after my studies I worked as a self-employed architect and architectural draftsman. In this role I have been responsible for design, drawing, building permits, visualization and/or construction supervision of several projects.  
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History


Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Update about updating in RSR
Today we are trained in using RSR. At this moment we got the explanation about making an update for our project. In the photo are my fellow YEPpers. With in particular my Filipino colleague Chrismar o...read more

During the explanation about updating.