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

Alex Isaac Kazeta - YEP Tailor-made at WaterWorX in Tanzania

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

Deborah Muriuki

Young Expert at Rebel Group - Kenya

YEP period 2020 - 2022, batch 19

YEP Role

In an effort to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals through the Nexus Approach, Rebel Group is supporting GIZ with the development of financing strategy. I am involved in the assignment and project in my capacity as a Financial and Economic Consultant to find suitable financing instruments for an intersectoral approach in the Global South. This includes analysing the action plans and lists of advancements of projects in the different regions which include MENA region, Latin America, Central Asia, Niger Basin Region and Southern Africa.



Due Diligence, Market Study, Feasibility Study, Financial Modelling, Financial Analysis and Review, Transaction Advisory, Independent Business Review, Project Finance, Project Management



Nationality: Kenyan
Education: Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Level 2 Candidate, Certified Institute of Securities and Investment (CISI), Bachelors of Economics and Financial Management (Hons).


Experience before YEP

I previously worked as a financial and investment analyst for an investment manager in Kenya that manages  pensions funds on behalf of institutional clients in the East African region. My work entailed maintaining and updating financial model records as well as conducting financial analysis and review of companies within the investable universe which included equities, corporate bonds and private equity. These recommendations were then documented in a concise investment report that was presented to the investment committee for investment actions.


I am also involved in humanitarian work as a mentor for young girls from disadvantaged backgrounds through the Global Give Back Circle Initiative. Global Give Back Circle applies a holistic mentorship process designed to enable and empower disadvantaged girls to continue their education, find employment and experience the joys of global citizenship while embracing a ‘Give Back’ ethos.

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