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.


YEP Information Event September 3rd

Interested in employing an enthusiastic motivated young professional on your international project? Join our online YEP Information Event on September 3rd!

Candidates: apply for one YEP position now!

We are looking for a perfect Dutch candidate for a YEP Energy position at Hypoport BV South Africa! You can apply until 9 August 2020.

New edition of YEP Effect: no. 6!

We are proud to present the 6th edition of YEP Effect!

Preparatory training course

Training of the 20th batch starts on 15 June

Organisations: deadline project submission

Deadline for submitting project proposals by organisations (batch 22):

11 October 2020

Introduction video YEP

YEP in a nutshell: the introduction video about YEP Programmes is now online.
Every year we subsidise the placement of 72 young professionals
Check the latest results of YEP in our annual report

Our Young Experts

Aye Myat Thwe - YEP Agrofood at MDF Training & Consultancy B.V. in Myanmar

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

Modibo Traore

Young Expert at - Mali

YEP period 2017 - 2019, batch 12

YEP Role

As Young Expert and Technical Account Manager for Akvo, my role consists to identify technical needs and data science needs of Water and Agrofood partners and in implementation activities related to Akvo tools. I support Akvo’s partners to make most out of their data and to make it sense. 

Click here for more information about my project.



  • Design and implementing Monitoring and Evaluation system
  • Data collection and Data analysis
  • Elaboration of information products (report, map, infographics, presentation)
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Good Planning skills
  • Good skill in capacity building

Nationality: Malian

  • 2010 to 2013: Engineer Diploma in statistics of Superior School of Statistics and Information Analysis of Tunis, Tunisia
  • 2008 to 2010: Preparatory class for engineering studies in Faculty of Sciences of Tunis

Experience before YEP


  • May 2016 – June 2017: Deputy Director of Monitoring & Evaluation of USAID Mali /SIRA Project at Education Development Center (EDC)
  • January 2016 – April 2016: MEAL (Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning) Officer at CRS (Catholic Relief Services)
  • February 2015 To January 2016: Information management Assistant at UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
  • August 2013 to January 2015: Monitoring & Evaluation assistant at EDC (Education Development Center)
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