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.


Introduction video YEP

YEP in a nutshell: the new introduction video about YEP Programmes is now online.

YEP Effect 5: result of YEP Phase I

The fifth edition of YEP Effect has been released! In this magazine, we reflect on 16 batches of Young Experts in YEP Phase I, and the new Tailor-made programme. Download here!

Candidates: apply for YEP positions

New YEP positions will be available on 19 August

Preparatory training course

Training of the 17th batch starts on 16 September
Training of the 18th batch starts on 25 November
Every year we subsidise the placement of 72 young professionals
Check the latest results of YEP in our annual report

Our Young Experts

Jeroen Trimpe Burger - YEP Water at Water Finance Facility in Kenya

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

Eline Terneusen

Young Expert at Stichting Spark - Liberia

YEP period 2018 - 2019, batch 15

YEP Role

Programme Officer EULAP.

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Interviewing, facilitation, presentation, storytelling, video production



Nationality: Dutch
Education: BA Cultural Anthropology at Utrecht University , MA International Development Studies (Disaster Studies)

at WUR


Experience before YEP

Intern Foundation Max van der Stoel, Intern SPARK Liberia

YEP Agrofood


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Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Selling the Value Chain Story
In an attempt to merge the critical thinking, attitude of learning and passion for sharing knowledge which is inherent to the Young Expert Programme, I ventured to the Netherlands touch on the issue more

Ignite Conference 2018, Amsterdam

Thursday, January 10, 2019
Design Thinking Comes to Liberia
As part of the European Union funded Liberia Agriculture Programme, SPARK aims to develop agricultural value chains through entrepreneurship. One key component to entrepreneurship is the development more

Monday, October 29, 2018
Entrepreneurship Sensitization
As part of the PARTNERS Programme - funded by the European Union - SPARK has been conducting Entrepreneurship Sensitization Modules. Over the course of the five year programme we are aiming to more