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

Kasonde Chungu Chola - YEP Tailor-made at WaterWorX in Zambia

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

Feriel Ayoub

Young Expert at Heineken - Algeria

YEP period 2017 - 2019, batch 11

YEP Role

Operations Manager; as an operations manager, my function is to make sure that this organization is running as well as it possibly can, with a smooth efficient service that meets the expectations and needs of our members.

My tasks are:

  • Planning and controlling change.
  • Managing quality assurance programs.
  • Researching new technologies and alternative methods of efficiency.
  • Setting and reviewing budgets and managing cost.
  • Overseeing inventory, distribution of goods and facility layout

Click here for more information about my project.



  • Relational sense
  • Active listening skills
  • Persuasive power
  • Dynamism
  • Method and rigorous execution
  • Analytical capability
  • Persuasive force
  • Oral fluency

Nationality: Algerian
Education: Bachelor in Commercial Sciences, Option Management


Experience before YEP

2 years at Emploitic

1 year at the Algerian Learning Cente

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