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

Anne van der Veen - YEP Agrofood at Cocoanect in Ivory Coast

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

Houda Boutchebak

Young Expert at LinkedInAfrica - Algeria

YEP period 2017 - 2018, batch 13

YEP Role

In the Young Expert Programme I work as Project  Manager for setting up a Center of Training, Demonstration and Research in Algeria,  with the support of Dutch compagnies and organisations.

My mission is to share widely the Dutch knowhow in the priority sectors (Dairy, Horticulture, Green Houses Management, Arboriculture) and helping out to build a commercial bridge between Algeria and the Nederlands by facilitating and maximising business flow and creating new investment opportunities.

Click here for more information about my project.



  • Project planning
  • Creating monitoring in various project phases
  • Reporting and analysing information
  • Goal oriented, independent worker and adapting easily

Nationality: Algerian
Education: Graduate in Tourism


Experience before YEP

Before joining YEP Programmes, I was working on a consultancy company specialized in Agriculture.

YEP Agrofood


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