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
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Our Young Experts

Akrity Acharya - YEP Agrofood at One to Watch B.V. in Nepal

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
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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