YEP Effect 3, including YEP Vision 2030
The YEP Programme Bureau has published the third edition of YEP Effect with inspiring stories from Young Experts in Water and Agrofood, their organizations and their working environment and more information on the YEP Vision 2030.
The Dutch government believes that co-creation by Young Experts ensures innovation and strengthens a vibrant network for the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. YEP Programmes gives an impulse to a more dynamic international Water and Agrofood network by supporting a new generation of young professionals. YEP is carried out jointly by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP) and the Food & Business Knowledge Platform (F&BKP). Since 2013, almost 300 Young Experts kick-started their international career through employment by Dutch companies, knowledge institutes or NGOs, in 36 countries at 96 organizations.
YEP Vision 2030
The YEP Programme Bureau, with support of Deloitte Impact Foundation, developed a strategy for the extension of the current programmes and possible expansion to new themes. The continuation of YEP Water and YEP Agrofood between 2020 – 2030 is necessary to achieve sustainable transformation. In addition, expanding to Renewable Energy would complete the NEXUS Water – Food – Energy.
YEP Agrofood Duo
Organizations are encouraged to apply for duo positions, one Dutch Young Expert and one local Young Expert, to even better exchange knowledge and share cultural backgrounds and diversity. Maarten and Victoria are such a duo: they are agri-business developers at VDS A’Çampo in Uganda, where they are responsible for the set-up and management of Holland Greentech Uganda. This new company offers mainly Dutch inputs and services to local vegetable growers. Farm productivity has already increased substantially, which is contributing to both food security and increased farmer income. Through its product sales, the company also improves market access and trade for Dutch horticultural input suppliers.
To read more about YEP Programmes, please download YEP Effect no. 3.
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The next deadline for submitting project proposals by organizations (15th batch) is May 1, 2018. For more information, on project submission, criteria and more, please visit the YEP website.
The YEP Programme Bureau can be contacted for information or advice on project proposals.