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

April Raine Lavides - YEP Tailor-made at WaterWorX in Philippines

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

Filoca Alecandre Fondo

Young Expert at Waterschap Hunze en Aa's - Mozambique

YEP period 2017 - 2019, batch 11

YEP Role

At YEP, my rol is to help the water resources sector in Mozambique, based on the experience I can acquire during my period at YEP. To exchange experience between Mozambique and Holland in the area of flood management is necessary, since our country is very affected by natural disasters, due to its geographic location along the coast. I am happy to be able to improve my abilities for the water sector and also my personal abilities, so that it could generate a self employment in the future, so that it is a young lady.


Click here for more information about my project.



  • I have experience of computing
  • I have experience with models GIS Geographic information systems, for more thing for studies the flood area
  • Interpretation the climatologic data
  • Accounting

Nationality: Mozambican
Education: Degree in geography in Eduardo Mondlane University


Experience before YEP

2015-2016: Trainee at the National Directorate of Water Resources Management. In the direction before YEP, worked with elaboration of national hydrological bulletin. Elaboration of reports of water quality, elaboration of reports of the rainy season and elaboration of flood maps and several maps for other purposes in the service.


2013-2014: Provincial directorate of geography and cadastre, in the area of cadastre of lands. Where I worked with GIS, for the cadastre of Lands troughout the province.

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Thursday, June 8, 2017
Filoca Alecandre Fondo - Waterschap Hunze en Aa's (Mozambique)
Filoca Alexandre Fondo, I participated in the YEP Promamer training, YEP _ 11, In the kingdom of the netherlands (Netherland), in the city of Amesfoort From May 29 to June 16, 2017, with the aim of more