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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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

Mahder Akalu Menbere - YEP Agrofood at AgriProFocus in Ethiopia

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

Md Mohiuzzaman

Where is he now? Investment Analyst at Anchorless, Bangladesh

Young Expert at Truvalu - Bangladesh

YEP period 2019 - 2020, batch 18

YEP Role

Senior Business Acceleration Expert at Ltd. (Bangladesh).  As a Local Young Expert, I am positioned in Bangladesh to facilitate Truvalu’s mission to develop fair and inclusive agro-food chains, by supporting innovative and scalable SMEs in emerging markets. Truvalu supports local agribusinesses with a unique combination of early-stage equity funding business development support and access to local, and if applicable, international networks. Through this co-entrepreneurship approach, Truvalu develops pre-growth SMEs to business maturity for economic returns and social impact. In light of this, the YEP role involves the following key objectives:

  • Growth-stage, inclusive agri-food businesses grown into mature, profitable and sustainable companies
  • Improved local and international market access for agribusinesses and smallholder farmers
  • Improved access to capital, skills and expertise for agriculture companies


Hardworking, conscientious, and dedicated individual with an analytical mindset and love for numbers. Experience in financial analysis, business development and business process engineering. Ability to display initiative, prioritize tasks and work under pressure.



Nationality: Bangladeshi

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, IBA, University of Dhaka (January 2012 to December 2016)
  • CAIA Charter holder
  • Passed all three levels of the CFA program and may be awarded the charter upon completion of the required work experience

Experience before YEP

  • Business Acceleration Expert at Ltd (November 2017 to July 2019)
  • Investment Associate at Maslin Capital Ltd (August 2016 to November 2017)
  • Research intern at IDLC Securities Ltd (January 2016 to May 2016)
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