About YES-DC


About the organisation

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.

About the mission

Engaging young professionals in the field of sustainable energy through knowledge sharing, networking and community building.

About the members

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. The board of YES-DC takes care of a financial and organisational framework, and organises knowledge-sharing and networking opportunities with input from its members. In a yearly assembly members decide on the goals, framework and activities of YES-DC, and a new board is established.

About the activities

YES-DC organises activities, such as excursions, evening lectures and debating sessions on the topic of energy and/or sustainable development. Various junior and senior experts are invited to participate in energy and development cooperation related discussions. Every month YES-DC sends out a newsletter to its members, containing updates on activities, announcements, external events and networking opportunities. YES-DC LinkedIn group functions as a platform for the latest news and announcements, as well as a place for discussion between members.