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New edition of YEP Effect: no. 6!
July 8, 2020News
New edition of YEP Effect: no. 6!

The sixth edition of YEP Effect has been published, reflecting on the impact of COVID-19 on YEP Programmes. Furterhmore, it contains interviews with the first-ever YEP Energy Duo, all members of the YEP Steering Committee and three new YEP coaches. »

New YEP positions online
June 2, 2020News
New YEP positions online

Young Expert Programmes (YEP) is looking for Dutch candidates for three new positions. Main goal of YEP, consisting of Agrofood, Water and Renewable Energy, is to offer young professionals the opportunity to kickstart their international career supported by training and coaching. Two vacancies are in the Agrofood sector, in South Africa and Kenya, and open for Dutch nationals only. Application for this YEP batch 21 is open until June 12, 2020. »

April 10, 2020Knowledge Portal
Inclusive finance and rural youth

This study analyses inclusive finance and rural youth through cutting-age research with new insights and approaches that have emerged over the years in the field. The overall narrative clearly documents the ways in which rural youth engage with the economy, policy and institutions and identifies the rapid changes occurring across the globe as well as the opportunities and challenges that young people living in rural areas encounter in their different livelihoods. »

Seven new YEP vacancies; three in Agrofood
March 24, 2020News
Seven new YEP vacancies; three in Agrofood

YEP is looking for Dutch candidates for seven new positions. Main goal of YEP, consisting of Agrofood, Water and Renewable Energy, is to offer young professionals the opportunity to kickstart their international career supported by training and coaching.  The current Agrofood vacancies in Kenya and Rwanda are open for Dutch nationals only. Application for the new YEP positions in batch 20 is open until April 1, 2020. »

February 25, 2020Knowledge Portal
Youth opportunity spaces in low-emission dairy development in Kenya

This note aimed to understand how intensification in the dairy sector, in combination with changing urban-rural dynamics, influences young women and men’s employment opportunities in Kenya. strategic attention should be given to social and rural development outcomes in the design of low emission development interventions and specific focus on how to increase the potential of intensification to support youth employment and youth equitable outcomes. »

January 7, 2020Knowledge Portal
Investing in rural youth in the Near East, North Africa, Europe and Central Asia

This study reviews the opportunities and challenges facing rural youth in the Near East, North Africa, Europe and Central Asia (NEN) region and suggests a number of programmes and policy priorities that governments can take into consideration. Arguably, the most important issue facing rural youth in the NEN region today is weak job creation. »