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.


Results alumni survey

What are the YEP alumni up to? Check out the results of our alumni survey!

New release: YEP Effect no. 2

New release: YEP Effect no. 2, which can be combined with an supplementary sheet with our annual report 2016!

Preparatory training course

Training of the 12th batch starts on 2 October 2017

Organisations: deadline project submission

Deadline for submitting project proposals by organisations (14th batch):

1 November 2017

Candidates: apply for YEP positions

New YEP positions will be available on 20 November
Every year we subsidise the placement of 72 young professionals
Check the latest results of YEP in our annual report

Our Young Experts

Anne Serunjogi Namakula - YEP Water at Vitens Evides International in Uganda

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


May 1, 2017

New release: YEP Effect no. 2

After the success of YEP Effect no. 1, we released a second edition of YEP Effect, with new stories of our Young Experts and the effects they have/had during their international work as a Young Expert.


Annual report 2016

This edition of YEP Effect can be combined with a supplementary sheet with the annual report of 2016. The annual report is designed in a poster with several infographics and tables. To read the annual report on screen, download this version. The print the annual report, download this print version.


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