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

Winnie Rakwach - YEP Tailor-made at WaterWorX in Kenya

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

Jasper van den Brink

Young Expert at The Blue Link - Kenya

YEP period 2017 - 2019, batch 11

YEP Role

Dairy Development manager, responsible for Dairy Development Program and Milk Procurement.


We delight our customers by providing them the best tasting, cleanest and healthiest dairy products where and when they want them. Our promise is quality, consistency & great taste. We do this by controlling our own value chain from Grass to Glass. We are a fast growing company with a strong demand driven approach to change the Kenyan dairy sector into a viable and healthy producing dairy value chain.


We partner up with farmers in order to help them improve on their farm viability with the focus on milk quality. We pay our milk suppliers for their quality with a Quality Based Payment System; we pay more for high quality milk. We are unique for having a zero tolerance policy on added inhibitors and antibiotics in milk. Milk with exceeding levels of cancerous aflatoxin or any inhibitor will be rejected.


Our Dairy Development Program support farmers with quality support, access to finance, practical training, long term partnerships and an increase of milk production and farm profitability.

Click here for more information about my project.



Passionate Dairy Expert – Project Management – Business Development – Entrepreneurship – Adventurer



Nationality: Dutch
Education: BSc in Animal Husbandry – International Dairy farm Management


Experience before YEP

  • Dairy Development Consultant & Project Manager at SNV, Kenya
  • Dairy farm Auditor at Qlip, The Netherlands
  • Career in Hospitality industry 
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