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.
Research by Dutch students on YEP projects: join now!
Students of the University of Utrecht are available to conduct research at YEP partner organisations. Contact us if you are interested in hosting a team of students!
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!
Bram and Su trainers on farmer entrepreneurship
Our soon-to-be Young Experts Bram Peters and Su Myat (both batch 15) already trained local partner on farmer entrepreneurship.
Seeding for a win-win - Leul Habte ABDI, SNV Ethiopia
SNV Ethiopia is currently implementing a three-year project called Gender and Youth Empowerment in Horticulture Markets (GYEM). The project is being implemented since 2016 in two regions of the country, Oromia & South, in partnership with farmer cooperative unions and local administrations.
Leul Habte Abdi is working at SNV Ethiopia and shares his experiences as a Young Expert.
Feasibility Study YEP Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
At this moment, a fesibility study is being carried out to investigate the added value of a YEP Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (YEP SRHR).
Evaluation YEP Programmes
Currently, YEP Programmes is being evaluated by Ecorys. We would appreciate your full cooperation, in order to continue YEP Programmes, hopefully with an extension to other sectors!
Organisations: deadline project submission
Deadline for submitting project proposals by organisations (16th batch):
15 October 2018
Candidates: apply for YEP positions
New YEP positions will be available on 5 November
Preparatory training course
Training of the 16th batch starts on 4 February 2019