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

Dorine Poelhekke - YEP Agrofood at SimGas in Kenya

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

Janneke Moors

Young Expert at Vitens Evides International - Zimbabwe

YEP period 2018 - 2020, batch 15

YEP Role

I work in the Control Centre (CC) of Harare Water. The CC plays a role in the implementation of the Water Loss Reduction Action Plan (WLRAP). A plan that is developed in a previous project. The CC is responsible for developing a hydraulic model and pressure management settings. Besides, field measurements are performed regarding pressure and flows in the network. 

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A motivated, analytical and hard-working young-professional who wants to grow in the water sector. Likes to connect people and achieve goals together. Motivates people with an energetic and optimistic attitude. 



Nationality: Dutch

  • BSc. Technology, Policy and Management, TU Delft, the Netherlands
  • MSc. Civil Engineer (Water management), TU Delft, the Netherlands

Experience before YEP

Before YEP I worked 2,5 years at the asset management department of the Dutch drinking water company Oasen. Here I also performed my graduation research (leak localization in small water supply area’s ). I combined my work at Oasen with the National Water Traineeship. In this program I followed a personal leadership program and worked together with other young water professionals in the Netherlands.

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Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Experiences in Malawi
The last three months I had the opportunity to work in Lilongwe, the capital of Malawi. In my last update I wrote about the Pressure Reduction Vales (PRVs) in Harare. This is also a promising method more

Monday, November 12, 2018
Start of Young Expert Programmes
After a three week training course I felt proud to be part of Batch 15 of the Young Expert Programmes (YEP). It’s always exciting to start in a new group but due to the intensive program we learned more