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.


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

Candidates: apply for YEP positions

New YEP positions will be available on 28 October

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

Sander de Raad - YEP Agrofood at Resilience B.V. in Ethiopia

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

Ronia Tandukar

Young Expert at One to Watch B.V. - Nepal

YEP period 2020 - 2022, batch 19

YEP Role

My role as a Young Expert is Business Analyst:

  • Part of investment management team- create and develop investment proposals and term sheet for Investors
  • Management and reporting of the investee companies in line with the fund mandate
  • Consolidate and analyse financial data in consideration with company’s goals and financial targets
  • Support investee companies in forming their annual forecasts
  • Support the companies to streamline their operations with a focus on their project planning, project implementation, budgeting, human resource planning etc.
  • Support the companies in forming effective and transparent governance


  • Ability to work in a dynamic international team
  • Good communication skills
  • Financial modelling

Nationality: Nepali
Education: Masters in Business Administration - Finance


Experience before YEP

I pursued my Masters simultaneously (Evening MBA) while working full time for One To Watch. As the company is involved in deploying foreign investments in small and growing business in Nepal, before YEP, I was involved in cross sectorial fund by name NIIC. I worked in collaboration with the existing investee companies followed by monitoring and determining their financial and business status. I was also involved in coordinating legal procedures required to get the approval from government officials to bring in the investment.  

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