WHAT IS YES-DC?
Young Energy Specialists and Development Co-operation (YES-DC) is an association of students and young professionals interested and/or working in the field of energy and international co-operation. YES-DC started informally, in October 1994, as a means to create a network and to facilitate the exchange of information and experiences. Since March 1996, YES-DC has officially been established as an association. YES-DC distinguishes itself by the diversity of its Members; amongst us we have entrepreneurs, academic researchers and students, employees of energy and network companies, consultants and policy makers. Several of them are working outside the Netherlands.
WHAT IS THE MISSION OF YES-DC?
YES-DC’s mission is to bring together young people that share an interest in matters of energy and international cooperation. YES-DC aims to develop the energy network of its Members by organizing events, such as lectures and excursions, and by encouraging discussion and the exchange of information.
WHO IS YES-DC?
The members of YES-DC are young professionals and students in the field of energy and/or development. They work with universities, government, research institutions, NGOs and in the private sector. Several are working outside the Netherlands. The board of YES-DC consists of several members and has a facilitating and stimulating role: taking care of a financial and organisational framework. Within this framework, members organise activities, choosing their own subjects and approaches. In a yearly assembly, members decide on the goals, framework and activities of YES-DC, and a new board is elected.
WHAT DO WE DO?
YES-DC organizes activities, such as excursions, lectures and debating sessions on the topic of energy and/or sustainable development. A special event is the bi-annual Congress (formerly DEO Day (Debate On Energy)). Various junior and senior experts are invited to participate in energy and development cooperation related discussions. Every two weeks YES-DC sends out a Newsletter to its Members, containing updates on activities, announcements, external events and job opportunities. An exclusive LinkedIn group functions as a platform for the latest news and announcements, as well as a place for discussion between Members. For its Members only, YES-DC publishes an annual Member booklet, including relevant personal and professional data on its Members.