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

Veerle Haagh - YEP Water at Financial Access 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.

Click here for more information about my project.



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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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