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

Elske Möring - YEP Water at Van Essen Instruments in Colombia

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

Britt de Lange

Young Expert at One to Watch B.V. - Myanmar

YEP period 2019 - 2021, batch 16

YEP Role

One to Watch invests in entrepreneurs who take on a responsible leadership position in the Nepali and Myanmar societies. Our investments and expertise supports entrepreneurs in the missing middle who are actively solving problems and creating jobs for local people and add to improving the agriculture and water sector. To ensure that these entrepreneurs are ready to scale with an investment, we run accelerator programs, provide trainings and direct support to improve their business strategy, the understanding of their current finances and their future financial strategy, and to become more familiar with investment opportunities. In my role as Head of entrepreneur support, I lead the team of advisors that provide customized support to our impact enterprises and work with the companies to grow their business and become investment ready.

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Business advise; Inclusive Business; Coaching; Project Management; Innovation; Workshop Facilitation



Nationality: Dutch


  • Msc Global Business & Stakeholder Management, Rotterdam School of Management
  • General Management Programme, Rotterdam School of Management
  • Msc Corporate Communications, Radboud University Nijmegen

Experience before YEP

  • Senior Consultant Strategy & Innovation – Capgemini Consulting
  • Management Consultant – Magnitude Consulting
  • Researcher – Rotterdam School of Management
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