The main goal of the Young Expert Programmes (YEP), consisting of YEP Water, YEP Agrofood, YEP Energy and YEP Tailor-made, 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 and renewable energy 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), the Food & Business Knowledge Platform and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency.


New edition of YEP Effect: no. 6!

We are proud to present the 6th edition of YEP Effect!

Preparatory training course

Training of the 20th batch starts on 15 June

Organisations: deadline project submission

Deadline for submitting project proposals by organisations (batch 22):

11 October 2020

Candidates: apply for YEP positions

New YEP positions will be available on 28 October

Introduction video YEP

YEP in a nutshell: the introduction video about YEP Programmes is now online.
Every year we subsidise the placement of 72 young professionals
Check the latest results of YEP in our annual report

Our Young Experts

Renee Corstens - YEP Agrofood at Financial Access in Indonesia

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

Naba Nashit Tareque

Where is she now? Senior Manager at NDB Capital in Bangladesh

Young Expert at Truvalu - 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.

Click here for more information about my project.



  • 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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