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 Programmes on national Indonesian radio!

YEP Programmes was promoted on the national Indonesian radio by two of our Young Experts!

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!
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Our Young Experts

Ilyasse Kabore - YEP Water at in Burkina Faso

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Winnie Rakwach

Young Expert at WaterWorX - Kenya

YEP period 2018 - 2020, batch Tm1

YEP Role

As a Young Expert, I am involved in the WOP between HOMAWASCO (local partner Water Company) and Dunea (Dutch Water Company). As far as the project work is concerned, I am mainly involved in the thematic areas; - 1. Water (Non-revenue water reduction, improved of water supply, improved water quality, improved maintenance, and improved customer satisfaction), 2. People & Organisation, and 3. Finance. The aim of the work done in the project is to improve on the efficiency of the water company with the main focus of eventually achieving sustainability, hence providing more people with access to clean drinking water.

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  • Non-revenue water control 
  • Management of water supply schemes

Nationality: Kenyan

  • May 2018-dat: Master’s in Business Administration (Strategic Management)
  •  Jan 2019-date: Diploma in Water Engineering, Kenya Water Institute 
  • October 2016-Sept 2017: Certificate in Program Monitoring and Evaluation, Kenya Institute of Management
  • 2010 -2015: Bachelor of Science (Biology) – 2nd Class Honors, Kenyatta University

Experience before YEP

  • Sanitation Marketeer at Homa Bay County Water and Sanitation Company (2015-2016)
  • Sewerage Works Supervisor at Homa Bay County Water and Sanitation Company (2017)
  • Monitoring and Evaluation Officer and Scheme Manager at Homa Bay County Water and Sanitation Company (2017-date) 
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