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.


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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!

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

Naima Twalib Yusuf - YEP Water at Vitens Evides International in Kenya

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

Naba Nashit Tareque

Young Expert at Truvalu Group - Bangladesh

YEP period 2018 - 2020, batch 15

YEP Role

Working as Business Development Manager (BDM) for Ltd. Bangladesh which is a Dutch Business Development Company focusing on co-entrepreneuring with high potential Agro based Small Medium enterprises (SMEs). Truvalu offers Business Development Services and Investments with an aim to create social impact by positioning and integrating smallholder farmers/marginalized communities within the value chains. As the BDM, Naba is responsible for scouting suitable SMEs, identify strategic opportunities, strategise business development services, collaborate with partners in offering them and guide the entrepreneurs to scale up their businesses.

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  • Relationship Management
  • Financial Analysis
  • Corporate Advisory
  • Business Planning
  • Agribusiness Development
  • Proposal Development

Nationality: Bangladeshi
Education: Masters of Business Administration, Institute of Business Administration, University of Dhaka


Experience before YEP

  • Credit Analyst at Standard Chartered Bank
  • Analyst at LankaBangla Investments Ltd.
  • Consultant at International Finance Corporation (IFC), World Bank Group
  • Business Development Manager, Truvalu.enteprises Ltd.
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