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.


YEP Information Event September 3rd

Interested in employing an enthusiastic motivated young professional on your international project? Join our online YEP Information Event on September 3rd!

Candidates: apply for one YEP position now!

We are looking for a perfect Dutch candidate for a YEP Energy position at Hypoport BV South Africa! You can apply until 9 August 2020.

New edition of YEP Effect: no. 6!

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

Preparatory training course

Training of the 20th batch starts on 15 June

Organisations: deadline project submission

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

11 October 2020

Introduction video YEP

YEP in a nutshell: the introduction video about YEP Programmes is now online.
Every year we subsidise the placement of 72 young professionals
Check the latest results of YEP in our annual report

Our Young Experts

Jacquis Rabeasy - YEP Water at Practica Foundation in Madagascar

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

Kim Voogt

Young Expert at AgriProFocus - Kenya

YEP period 2020 - 2021, batch 19

YEP Role

Food Security and Water Expert



  • Proposal & report writing
  • Designing M&E frameworks
  • Analytical thinking and research
  • Qualitative and quantitative data collection & analysis

Nationality: Dutch

  • Master in Human Development & Food Security

    Master in Human Geography, specialisation: Conflicts, Territories & Identities 

Experience before YEP

I worked in Lebanon for a local NGO as a Programs Officer, developing programs, writing proposals and reports and coordinating with UN agencies, local and INGOs for our community centers for Syrians, Palestinians and Lebanese. We were covering everything from basic needs, education, protections and developmental needs.

For my Master in Human Development and Food Security I went back to Lebanon to write on the strategies of starvation in Syria and the coping mechanisms of Syrians under siege who turned to agriculture under siege. I left Lebanon to do research in Greece on food culture among refugees and migrants and stayed to work as a Programs Manager for a local NGO; mainly focused on mental health and livelihoods. I designed and implemented a comprehensive M&E system for the mental health program. Besides, I coordinated and managed all projects, liaison with partners and started new programs.

YEP Agrofood


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