Young Expert Programme (YEP) Water and Agrofood
YEP and the F&BKP
The successful Young Expert Programme (YEP) Water was initiated with the objective of providing assurances for the continued availability of international professionalism and expertise in the water sector. Because of the ongoing internationalization also in food and trade and due to the absolute increase in the importance of the food sector for sustainable development in Low & Middle Income Countries, YEP Agrofood was added to YEP Water in 2015.
YEP Agrofood is a PPP of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP) and F&BKP and is implemented by the YEP Programme Bureau. The goal of YEP Agrofood is to rejuvenate and sustainably strengthen professional expertise in the Dutch agro-food sector in both developing countries as well as for companies, knowledge institutes and NGOs in the Netherlands. YEP Agrofood will be a work and training program for young Dutch and international professionals. The program, through its young experts, should also contribute to FNS objectives.
F&BKP contributes to the programme by looking for organizations and candidates, advising on the training modules, supporting the young experts on knowledge questions and sharing their experience with a wider audience.
Both YEP Water and Agrofood offer young Dutch professionals the possibility to gain experience abroad and young local professionals to take their first steps in an international environment through Dutch organizations for a period of 1 or 2 years. Both YEP programmes contribute to a dynamic international network and make it open for a new generation of experts. Besides building an international network, Young Experts develop their personal goals, receive intensive coaching, attend training sessions and master classes in order to develop their skills
For more information, please visit the YEP website.