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

Hiwot Tadesse - YEP Agrofood at Resilience B.V. in Ethiopia

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

Erna Goudt

Young Expert at GDK Software - Kenya

YEP period 2019 - 2021, batch 16

YEP Role

eProd Solutions offers a management system (ERP) for farmer cooperatives, food processors and agricultural commodities in the agricultural sector. The beauty of eProd is that it’s able to work completely offline, making it a useful tool for even the most remote areas where there is no internet connection. 


At eProd Solutions I am responsible for leading the development, testing and implementation of eProd Solutions’ market expansion models. 

Click here for more information about my project.



  • Business Development 
  • Strategic thinking 
  • Problem solving
  • Data analysis
  • Web development 

Nationality: Dutch
Education: Bsc. Human Geography (University of Amsterdam), Msc. International Relations (University of Amsterdam)


Experience before YEP

Before starting with eProd, I worked as a Business Developer for Lendahand Mesofinance. Lendahand is an online impact investing platform where individuals can provide loans toentrepreneurs in emerging economies. At Lendahand I was responsible for expanding thefocus beyond job creation and solar into the agricultural impact space.

YEP Agrofood


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