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

Gertjan van der Ende - YEP Water at Witteveen + Bos in Colombia

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Paul Nyauma Onserio

Young Expert at Financial Access - Kenya

YEP period 2020 - 2022, batch 19

YEP Role

I am a relationship manager working with FACTS Kenya. At FACTS, we offer short term working capital solutions to small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Our solutions include supply chain financing, domestic and international factoring with our focus being the agriculture value chain. My main tasks as a young expert include financial advisory in the agribusiness value chain, client acquisition and appraisal, customer service management, product awareness and general marketing support.



  • Relationship management
  • Effective communication
  • Credit analysis
  • Marketing research and analysis
  • Direct sales
  • Budgeting

Nationality: Kenyan
Education: Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing) from Kabarak University


Experience before YEP

  • Credit analyst at State Bank of Mauritius-Kenya| August 2018-September 2019| Key roles were SMEs credit analysis and client credit relations management
  • Client credit relations officer at Chase Bank Kenya Limited September 2015-July 2018|Key roles were credit client acquisitions and appraisals, relationship management
  • Business sales officer at Chase Bank Kenya Limited| January 2015-August 2015| Key roles were client acquisition, customer services and brand awareness
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