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New YEP positions available
October 28, 2020News
New YEP positions available

Young Expert Programmes (YEP) is looking for Dutch young professionals for five new YEP positions. The current YEP Agrofood vacancies in Laos and Uganda/Rwanda are open for Dutch nationals only. Application for the new YEP positions in batch 22 is open until November 8, 2020. »

Project proposals to employ Young Experts
September 21, 2020News
Project proposals to employ Young Experts

Organisations interested in employing a motivated Young Expert can submit new international project proposals for Young Expert positions until October 11, 2020. Please note that due to COVID-19, the YEP training programme could be adjusted with, for instance, online sessions. Participating organisations and young experts involved, will be informed of any adjustments in due time. »

August 25, 2020Knowledge Portal
Climate adaptation and job prospects for young people in agriculture

This brief aims for a better understanding of the intersection between climate resilience and youth employment, and where it may be stronger geographically, which is necessary to generate better policy and adaptation options for the future of agriculture and of young people. ow-income, agriculture-dependent countries with rapidly growing cohorts of young people needing jobs must make significant investments in agricultural science and technology, rural infrastructure, and human capital to generate employment and adapt to climate change. »

July 29, 2020Knowledge Portal
Hard work and hazard: Young people and agricultural commercialisation in Africa

This article reports findings on the steps and pathways thorugh with young people construct livelihoods in hotspots of agricultural commercialisation. Findings draw attention to a new potential area for intervention: the use of social protection measures to help minimise downside risks associated with hazards, so that the young people’s hard-earned assets are less vulnerable to loss. »

July 27, 2020Knowledge Portal
Youth employment challenge and rural transformation in Africa

This study investigated youth employment challenge and rural transformation in Sub-Saharan Africa for 54 independent African countries from 2010 to 2017. The new interest in young people as economic agents within Africa’s agrifood systems is to be welcomed. Empowering the youth is developing Africa through rural transformation. This may come quickly if youth employment becomes the litmus test of Africa’s development policies.  »

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. »