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.


MDF newsletter by Young Experts!

A number of the Young Experts, employed by MDF, have released another edition of the "What's Yeppening" newsletter of MDF!

YEP Effect 4 has been released!

During the YEP kick off of batch 15,  another new edition of YEP Effect has been officially launched: the fourth edition is now available!

YEP alumnus Jacques on TV!

Jacques Tuyishime, alumnus of YEP Programmes, is now Managing Director at Holland GreenTech in Rwanda. He has developed several skills during his time in YEP,  especially during the Personal Development Training!

Preparatory training course

Training of the 16th batch starts on 4 February 2019
Every year we subsidise the placement of 72 young professionals
Check the latest results of YEP in our annual report

Our Young Experts

Rik de Gorter - YEP Water at Ballast Nedam in Sri Lanka

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

Manitrarivo Ramboaniaina

Young Expert at Practica Foundation - Madagascar

YEP period 2016 - 2018, batch 10

YEP Role

WATER sector

Access to safe drinking water and liquid sanitation

  • Technical designing
  • Efficient water management

Click here for more information about my project.



Skills in Water

  • Designing water supply with piped system and borehole drilling
  • Control building work

Skills in Sanitation

  • Developing and assessing business case of faecal sludge management.
  • Supervising desludging, transport and dumping human waste.
  • Designing family latrine and building supervisor.

Skills in Management

  • ENDECO company’s CEO and founder: able to lead person on structural analysis and design about wood outbuilding (pergolas, barns, sheds, room additions, gazebos, …).


Nationality: Malagasy
Education: Hydraulic engineer at “Ecole Supérieure Polytechnique Antananarivo”, Industrial Project management at “Ecole Supérieure Polytechnique Antananarivo”


Experience before YEP

Experience in Water

  • 2013: Independent consultant  in charge of “the hydrological studies of the mining area of Alatsinainy Bakaro" for EXEN
  • 2012: Independent consultant  in charge of “the hydraulic studies of Ranomafana and Kelilalina township" for RIGHT Association
  • 2011 - 2012: Survey and control work engineer, about "drinking water systems in rural and urban municipalities Miarinarivo, Maromiandra, Ikongo, Vondrozo, Vohimary, Ilaka East Tsarasambo, Soamanova, Antanambe and Manompana" for BushProof during RANO HP (Rural Access to New Opportunities for Health and Prosperity) and Ranon'Ala (Rural Access to New Opportunities for Health and Water Resource Management) project of USAID

Experience in Sanitation

  • 2015: - 2015: Manager of the company IMPACT for NGO Protos projects:

• fecal sludge management for urban town of Tamatave
• designer and supervisor Engineer for the construction of 90 family latrines for urban town of Tamatave


Experience in Construction

  • 2012 – 2015: Independent consultant: structural analysis and design about wood outbuilding (pergolas, barns, sheds, room additions, garages, patio roofs, gazebos) for BILP - France
  • 2012 – 2013: Supervisor Engineer on the construction of the drinking water system and a public school building in the area of Amoron'i Mania for Survey firm Miary. Project of FID Fianarantsoa

Experience in Managing

  • 2016 : Endeco Company's CEO and founder
• Manager: "structural analysis and design about wood outbuilding (pergolas, barns, sheds, room additions, garages, patio roofs, gazebos)" for BILP – France
• Sanitation: "Advisor on the assessment of liquid sanitation of Miasa project - Gret" for SIA – France
YEP Agrofood


Email Twitter LinkedIn Skype
Yep AgroYep Water


Thursday, January 26, 2017
Preparation of the intervention more

First stakeholders meeting