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

Mark van der Boon - YEP Agrofood at MDF Training & Consultancy B.V. in Bangladesh

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

Nujjat Jahan

Where is she now? Structural Engineer at Bureau Veritas, Bangladesh

Young Expert at FlexBase - Bangladesh

YEP period 2017 - 2018, batch 12

YEP Role

Young Expert (YEP Water)

Click here for more information about my project.



Design and Implementation of Floating Houses and sanitation system, Structural design, Project Management. 



Nationality: Bangladeshi
Education: B. Sc. Engineering ( Civil), Khulna University of Engineering and Technology


Experience before YEP

  • Structural Design Engineer at Advanced Technology and Ideas Limited (Aug 2016 – Present)
  • Assistant Manager at ASBS limited (Apr 2014 – Jul 2016)
    Key Responsibilities: 
• Structural analysis and design, estimation, checking fabrication drawing
• To analyse structural designs and architectural designs
• Coordination with architect, consultants, suppliers and clients for the successful completion of projects
  • Project Engineer at Renata ltd (Nov 2011 – May 2012)
    Key Responsibilities: 
• To supervise and coordinate the projects
• To analyse structural designs and architectural designs
• Project management and comparative study of proects and finalise vendors
• Coordination with architect, consultants and suppliers for the successful completion of projects
Completed projects: Uttara depot, Switch room, Gymnasium room, General plant construction of Renata Ltd.
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Saturday, November 4, 2017
Floating Sanitation Unit construction at HBRI more

Floating Base for Sanitation Unit (HBRI)

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
EPS Production
It is Started and cutting also done accordingly. all the cutting plate is more