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


Employ a Young Expert; submit your proposal before October 11th

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New edition of YEP Effect: no. 6!

We are proud to present the 6th edition of YEP Effect!

Preparatory training course

Training of the 21st batch starts on 21 September

Organisations: deadline project submission

Deadline for submitting project proposals by organisations (batch 22):

11 October 2020

Candidates: apply for YEP positions

New YEP positions will be available on 28 October
Every year we subsidise the placement of 72 young professionals
Check the latest results of YEP in our annual report

Our Young Experts

Renee Corstens - YEP Agrofood at Financial Access in Indonesia

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

Annabel Buzink

Young Expert at Rode Kruis - Philippines

YEP period 2019 - 2020, batch 17

YEP Role

As a Young Expert for the Netherlands Red Cross in the Philippines I am responsible for the implementation of Coastal Zone Management project in Tacloban. I am currently working on setting up a Leadership & System Transformation lab for key stakeholders within the Tacloban ecosystem to increase the ability to reflect and identify possibilities for the creation of sustainability-oriented solutions. 


Please click here for more information about my project.



  • Thematic expertise in the field of Global Health, Hygiene Promotion and Integrated Water Management
  • Strategic skills in the field of Ecosystem Thinking, multi stakeholder processes, partnership development, programme design and relation management
  • Practical skills in the field of project management, planning, monitoring and evaluation, reporting, financial management


Nationality: Dutch

Education: Research Master Global Health at the VU University, Bachelor Cultural Anthropology & Sociology University of Amsterdam 


Experience before YEP

Prior to YEP I worked as a Project Officer for the Philippines and Malawi at the Netherlands Red Cross Headquarters. I have field experience working as a Medical Coordinator for Project Abroads Nepal and as a Research Officer for Simavi in Ghana and Indonesia. 

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