The main goal of the Young Expert Programmes (YEP), consisting of YEP Water, YEP Agrofood, YEP Energy and YEP Tailor-made, 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 and renewable energy 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), the Food & Business Knowledge Platform and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency.


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New edition of YEP Effect: no. 6!

We are proud to present the 6th edition of YEP Effect!

Preparatory training course

Training of the 21st batch starts on 21 September

Organisations: deadline project submission

Deadline for submitting project proposals by organisations (batch 22):

11 October 2020

Candidates: apply for YEP positions

New YEP positions will be available on 28 October
Every year we subsidise the placement of 72 young professionals
Check the latest results of YEP in our annual report

Our Young Experts

Marion Janse - YEP Agrofood,YEP Tailor-made at AgriProFocus in Burundi

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

Maumo Mubila

Where is she now? Client Relations Manager at Agova, Zambia

Young Expert at AgriProFocus - Zambia

YEP period 2016 - 2018, batch 9

YEP Role

I hold the position of “Learning Coordinator” at AgriProFocus Zambia. The objective of my role was to plan, coordinate, implement and evaluate all our learning and development activities. Learning activities were any activities that involved the sharing and exchange of knowledge between the various members in our network, such as trainings, masterclasses, discussion and debate platforms, etc. In addition, I was also the focal person for inclusive business. Under this title, I coordinated Youth in Agribusiness and Gender in Value Chains activities. 

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  • Project management
  • Intercultural communication
  • Multi-stakeholder coordination & facilitation
  • Event coordination  

Nationality: Zambian

  • Bachelor of Business Administration - The Hague University of Applied Sciences (The Hague, Netherlands)
  • ESPEME Lille – Exchange Programme
  • Master of International Business (with a specialization in Project management and Entrepreneurship) - Hult International Business School (United Kingdom, London


Experience before YEP

  • Business Development Officer at Vista Finance
  • Research intern at Netherlands-African Business Council
  • Social media/marketing intern at World Youth Student Education Travel Confederation
YEP Agrofood


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Thursday, September 15, 2016
YEP training 2016
A brief introduction of myself, the organisation I work for and the young expert programme. more