The main goal of the Young Expert Programmes (YEP), consisting of YEP Water, EP 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.


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

Tahsin Islam - YEP Water at Max Foundation in Bangladesh

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

Teresa Wambugu

Young Expert at VDS A’campo - Kenya

YEP period 2019 - 2021, batch 16

YEP Role

Product developer/Agronomist


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  • Training farmers
  • Sales and marketing
  • Good communication skills
  • Agronomy
  • Self-motivated, easy going and able to perform well with minimal or no supervision


Nationality: Kenyan

Education: Degree in Agribusiness Management and Trade (Kenyatta University), Diploma in General Agriculture (Yatta school of Agriculture Kenya)


Experience before YEP

2018- Date: Product developer-Holland Greentech Kenya Limited

Jan 2017-Feb 2018-On Call Agronomist-Wanda Organic Limited

August 2014-Dec 2016- Telemarketing and on call agronomist- Amiran Kenya Limited

Dec 2013 –July 2014: Production Supervisor -Bondet Limited

YEP Agrofood


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Friday, September 6, 2019
Income generation
Farming is for putting food into our table as well as generating income to cater for our needs. We started with Mr. Peter Gakuha when he bought his english cucumber seeds from Holland Greentech Kenya, more

Friday, July 5, 2019
Increasing farmers knowledge and improving their skills in farming is a key thing in coping with food security. I trained farmers how to grow lettuces. Lettuces is a fast growing vegetable and more

Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Sevia Training in Tanzania
Agriculture is one of the four main agendas by the government of Kenya. This being a motivation to the industry we went to Sevia Tanzania to equip ourselves with vegetable growing tips and learn more