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.


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11 October 2020

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Joseline Umuhire

Young Expert at Resilience B.V. - Rwanda

YEP period 2019 - 2021, batch 18

YEP Role

Resilience is an international network organisation that carries out research and consultancy projects in emerging markets. The company also initiates and invests in social enterprises to develop market-based solutions for pressing issues. I will work on two consultancy projects for Resiliencia Rwanda: TRAIDE and NAZAVA water filter. 


TRAIDE is the trade facilitation programme of the Netherlands Embassy in Rwanda. It aims to show businesses the potential of emerging economies and support them to make the right investment in order to sustain growth of the Rwandan economy with a specific focus on the agricultural sector.  NAZAVA water filter will lead to improved access to clean drinking water. The two projects allow me as the Young Expert to build expertise in sustainable development across YEP.  



  • Interpersonal skills 
  • Managing meeting, report writing and presentation skills 
  • Stress management 
  • Problem solving and decision-making skills 
  • Team working spirit
  • Planning skills 

Nationality: Rwandan
Education: Bachelor degree in Business Administration (Lovely Professional University-India)


Experience before YEP

I served Rwanda Revenue Authority as a Taxpayer Education Officer: from 2016, up to 2019

  • Gather and compile the tax information to be posted on RRA website, social media or to be published in other media channels
  • Design and updates the teaching manuals and presentations for taxpayers  
  • Examine taxpayers’ complaints and provide relative information
  • Organise and coordinate special events, open day, dialogues, seminars, consultative meetings, workshops and conferences
  • Prepare brochures and leaflets to be distributed to taxpayers
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