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.


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

Niels van den Bosch - YEP Agrofood at Wageningen University & Research in Nigeria

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

Jet Greevink

Young Expert at Satelligence - Myanmar

YEP period 2017 - 2019, batch 13

YEP Role

Liaison SE Asia

Click here for more information about my project.



  • Project management
  • Business development
  • Remote Sensing
  • Technical skills regarding water management
  • Organising field & training data campaigns

Nationality: Dutch
Education: Hydrology


Experience before YEP

  • Soil Consultant at Grondslag BV
  • Junior Water Manager at Hoogheemraadschap van Rijnland
YEP Agrofood


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Thursday, December 6, 2018
Visiting the Sustainable Agriculture Conference in Ho Chi Minh
Feeling energized after meeting so many inspiring innovators this week in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam at the Soft Commodities Week 2018. The event brought specialists from the region together from more

Presenting at the sustainable agriculture conference

Monday, December 3, 2018
The journey towards zero deforestation from satellite to action
Together with 422 south and my colleagues at Satelligence I helped create the above video on our work towards zero deforestation commodity production from satellite to action. We filmed the (drone) more

Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Harvest time in Shan State!
May Sung Kha! (Hello in Shan language), This month I was lucky enough to visit Shan State once more during one of the most beautiful seasons of the year: the corn harvesting season. The aim for more

Meeting farmers in the field in Shan State, Myanmar