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

Thierno Amadou Sissoko - YEP Tailor-made at WaterWorX in Mali

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

Tamojit Dey

Where is he now? Senior Manager at YES Bank, India

Young Expert at Larive International - India

YEP period 2017 - 2018, batch 12

YEP Role

  • Training farmers in Karnataka (India) about the benefits of greenhouse farming
  • Organising consortium member meetings and understand their aspirations from the project
  • Create pool of retailers, aggregators and buyers for the greenhouse produce
  • Build an investment model to approach the financial institutions to extend financial support to the potential farmers for setting up polyhouse farming on their lands in Karnataka (Southern India) 
  • Liaise with water, soil, agriculture and horticulture departments of the state and the central government of Karnataka and India, respectively
  • Promote FoodTechIndia and Dutch agriculture technologies in India

Click here for more information about my project.



  • Data collection & data analysis
  • Report writing (word and powerpoint)
  • Stakeholder management
  • Team management
  • Business expansion


Nationality: Indian
Education: MBA (International Business & Marketing)


Experience before YEP

7 years 4 months

YEP Agrofood


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