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.


MDF newsletter by Young Experts!

A number of the Young Experts, employed by MDF, have released another edition of the "What's Yeppening" newsletter of MDF!

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

Anne van der Veen - YEP Agrofood at Cocoanect in Ivory Coast

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

Nelson Carlos Marula

Young Expert at Resilience B.V. - Mozambique

YEP period 2018 - 2020, batch 16

YEP Role

I am GIS Specialist and Data Manager at Resiliência Moçambique Lda., my tasks include: GIS and Remote Sensing, Data Collection, Analyzing; Reporting; Planning and networking.


Since November 2018 until now, I am working in the management of the IRIPO, communication Platform (Developed by Resiliencia MoçambiqueLda), for the connection between Lychee, Maize and Horticultural producers with the various actors in the production and marketing chain through SMS text. My responsibilities include: planning of the training to the producers contact with partners and producers, Database update (adding or removing producers) and provision of information to farmers via SMS.

Click here for more information about my project.



  • Natural resources management

  • Data collect

  • Data analysis

  • Manipulation and use of mobile application

  • Data base manager and manipulation of metadata


Nationality: Mozambican
Education: BSc. degree in Natural Resources Management  at Instituto Superior Politécnico de Manica - Mozambique


Experience before YEP

  • Lecture of Information Geographic System, Remote Sensing and Applied Research Techniques the Wildlife Modules at Instituto Superior Politécnico de Manica;
  • Research assistant at Leopard Project in Gorongosa National Park – Mozambique. I had training in Statistical and Expermental Design, Remote Sensing, Geographical Information System and Plant Biology.  
  • During my career I combined these tools into project results following wildlife population dynamics, mapping them through a combination of survey support, remote sensing and field- as well as air- based control sampling.
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Monday, March 4, 2019
Short summary about Yep Journey - #16
This short video shows some of the best moments experienced during the YEP training that took place over a period of 3 weeks in the Netherlands. It was wanderful and more