The main goal of the Young Expert Programmes (YEP), consisting of YEP Water & YEP Agrofood, is to offer young Dutch and local professionals the opportunity to take their first steps in an international environment. They are employed through Dutch organisations in a number of eligible countries. The programmes aim to rejuvenate the Water & Agrofood sectors and ensure the continued availability of expertise for these sectors.

The YEP Programmes are carried out jointly by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands Water Partnership (NWP) and the Food & Business Knowledge Platform.


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Introduction video YEP

YEP in a nutshell: the new introduction video about YEP Programmes is now online.

YEP Effect 5: result of YEP Phase I

The fifth edition of YEP Effect has been released! In this magazine, we reflect on 16 batches of Young Experts in YEP Phase I, and the new Tailor-made programme. Download here!

Preparatory training course

Training of the 17th batch starts on 16 September
Training of the 18th batch starts on 25 November
Every year we subsidise the placement of 72 young professionals
Check the latest results of YEP in our annual report

Our Young Experts

Yaya Cisse - YEP Water at in Mali

Click here for an overview of all YEP projects at Akvo RSR

Meredith Muthoni Njenga

Where is she now? Analist at Lattice Consulting Ltd, Kenya

Young Expert at Larive International - Kenya

YEP period 2016 - 2017, batch 8

YEP Role

I was a young expert at Lattice Consulting the local partner of Larive International BV working on the Food Tech Africa Project. My role was to support Food Tech Africa through project management of the PPP and in the roll out of the project to other East African Countries.

Click here for more information about my project.



  • Financial and Economic Analysis 
  • Business planning 
  • Financial Modeling 
  • Project Management 

Nationality: Kenyan
Education: Bachelor of Business Science in Financial Economics (Strathmore University),Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) completed Level 2 


Experience before YEP

July 2015- Analyst at Lattice Consulting: Corporate finance and strategy analyst 


Mar 2015 - June 2015 Research Analyst Trainee at Genghis Capital Investment Bank: Conduct research and prepared reports on the Kenyan investment market


Mar 2014- May 2014 Assistant Financial Analyst at Centerprise Africa Limited: Financial modelling, business research and planning for medium sized businesses in Kenya

YEP Agrofood


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Tuesday, April 19, 2016
YEP MBTI Training
A small skit on leadership and communicating within teams at the YEP MBTI introduction.We were learning about our different personalities and how we can work with our differences in preparation for more

Meredith playing the role of team leader in the short skit.