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.


Employ a Young Expert; submit your proposal before October 11th

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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

Hnin Nandar Aye - YEP Water at Arcadis Nederland B.V. in Myanmar

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

Jasper van den Brink

Where is he now? Director of Operations at Bio Food Products, Kenya

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.

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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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