YEP Programmes offers financial support to Dutch organisations employing Young Experts in their international development aid and trade projects. Dutch companies, knowledge institutions and NGOs can submit project proposals three times a year for the deployment of Young Experts.
Both the organisation and YEP Programmes invest in the training and coaching of Young Experts. In doing so, the Young Experts get the opportunity to work in an international environment and the organisations can use their expertise.
The YEP Programmes are public-private partnerships (PPP) involving the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Inclusive Green Growth Department (IGG)). The PPP in YEP Water includes the Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP), in YEP Agrofood the Netherlands Food Partnership (NFP), and in YEP Energy the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO).
YEP Programmes is coordinated by the YEP Programme Bureau, for which NWP is the lead agency. The YEP Programme Bureau executes, coordinates, and facilitates the implementation of the programme and manages the funds. NWP’s large network and strong connection with water, agrofood and renewable energy, help the YEP Programme Bureau continuously respond to the demands of these sectors.
Since 2013, through YEP Programmes over 800 Young Experts have been employed by 190 partners in over 50 countries. Investing in young people is one of the most sustainable investments you can make, showing a high long-term return.
Programme Manager YEP Programmes
YEP Programmes consists of YEP Water, YEP Agrofood, YEP Energy, and YEP Tailor-made by NWP.
The thematic focus of YEP Water is:
The thematic focus of YEP Agrofood is:
The thematic focus of YEP Energy is:
As the executing organisation, NWP is a neutral and independent authority in the water sector and a recognised and valued partner for international organisations. Our position as the pre-eminent networking organisation in the Dutch water sector enables us to stimulate the sector to embrace and further explore opportunities across sectors. Our internationally oriented culture and wide and growing network make NWP the first point of call for organisations in the Netherlands seeking expertise and partnerships internationally. This places us in a unique position to manage the YEP Programmes.
YEP Programmes is coordinated by the YEP Programme Bureau, and NWP is the lead agency behind the Bureau. The YEP Programme Bureau coordinates the implementation of the Programme and manages the funds. The responsibility of the Bureau includes, but is not limited to:
Dutch organisations operating in developing countries and emerging markets can submit a proposal for the deployment of a Young Expert. YEP Programmes offers financial support to Dutch organisations employing Young Experts.
For more information, visit www.yepprogrammes.com.