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.
WHAT IS THE MISSION OF YES-DC?
Engaging young professionals in the field of sustainable energy through knowledge sharing, networking and community building.
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. 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.
WHAT DO WE DO?
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.