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

Susan Dinnissen - YEP Water at Waterschap Hunze en Aa's in Mozambique

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

Joshua Isiko

Young Expert at Single Spark - Uganda

YEP period 2018 - 2020, batch 14

YEP Role

Sales and Research Consultant

Click here for more information about my project.



  • Veterinary – Livestock diseases management skills
  • Livestock production
  • Feed production
  • Feed formulation
  • Zonootic Diseases management at community level

Nationality: Ugandan
Education: International Dip. Animal Feed, Master in Infectious Diseases Management, Grad. Cert. Food protection, Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine


Experience before YEP

  • Internship as Program officer-Pig & Feed value chain, Africa Institute for Strategic, Animal Resource Services and Development (AFRISA), Makerere University 
  • Project officer, Kamwenge District livestock project, Samaritan’s Purse International Relief- Uganda
  • Area project Coordinator,Fort Portal Area, BRAC- Uganda Livestock project
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Friday, November 30, 2018
Feedcalculator Establishes agents in Gulu town for Northern Uganda users
The feedcalculator is being promoted through agent structure, one Friday 30th Nov 2018, we established an agent in Gulu Town. The agent is based at Gap Millers along Juba Road, Opposite Watoto more

Monday, November 12, 2018
Pig Demo amazes Sheema Farmers
The Demo pig at Joly Tushabe's farm amazingly grew from 30Kg live weight to 51Kg Live weight in only two months after feeding on 50Kgs of feed. This has helped Sheema farmers appreciate the role of more

Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Feedcalculator now in City center at SCOPEVET DEVELOPMENTS LTD
It is now three weeks that the Feedcalculator team has been given space to reach the farmers and extension officers that buy vet drugs at SCOPEVET. This also acts as a city center consultancy office more