The main goal of the Young Expert Programmes (YEP), consisting of YEP Water & YEP Agrofood, 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 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) and the Food & Business Knowledge Platform.


MDF newsletter by Young Experts!

A number of the Young Experts, employed by MDF, have released another edition of the "What's Yeppening" newsletter of MDF!

YEP Effect 4 has been released!

During the YEP kick off of batch 15,  another new edition of YEP Effect has been officially launched: the fourth edition is now available!

YEP alumnus Jacques on TV!

Jacques Tuyishime, alumnus of YEP Programmes, is now Managing Director at Holland GreenTech in Rwanda. He has developed several skills during his time in YEP,  especially during the Personal Development Training!

Preparatory training course

Training of the 16th batch starts on 4 February 2019
Every year we subsidise the placement of 72 young professionals
Check the latest results of YEP in our annual report

Our Young Experts

Roelof Gunnink - YEP Agrofood at Xclusive - African Finest Cuttings B.V. in Uganda

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

Bacelar Muneme

Where is he now? Field Coordinator at WE Consult, Mozambique

Young Expert at We Consult - Mozambique

YEP period 2014 - 2016, batch 3

YEP Role

 I worked for WE Consult Mozambique as a consultant, rendering technical support, report writing, field surveys, project acquisition and other duties related to the work scheme within the company. I worked in the technical department, which includes Baseline Survey, Project Evaluation and Institutional Capacity, consisting of a team of consultants, specialized in surveys in the field of WASH.

Click here for more information about my project.



Rural and urban water supply and sanitation, Socio-economic surveys, WASH baseline surveys, Health and environmental impact assessment surveys, Project coordination, financial and logistical management, Microsoft Office, data collection using tablets and PDA’s.



Nationality: Mozambican
Education: Bachelor in Trade and Finance Management in Higher School of Accounting and Management - Pedagogical University of Mozambique - Maputo


Experience before YEP

I started my career in 2007 at the National Institute of Statistics as Local Trainer and Technical for the population Census in Zambézia Province, Mozambique and joined WE Consult (Part-time jobs) in 2011 as Field Coordinator in Baseline study for the National Program for Water Supply and Rural Sanitation (PRONASAR) - Client: MOPH/DNA;


In 2012, I worked as a Team leader in Baseline study for the MozWASH Program in Gaza, Mozambique. Client: World Visionand in Urban Baseline Study in WASH, Maputo, Mozambique. Client: WSUP;


In 2013 I was a Assistant Field Manager in The Endline study for Millennium Challenge Account in Nampula, Mozambiqe. Client: MCA / Stanford University / Virginia Tech

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