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.


New YEP Agrofood Project Manager

Jocelyne Commandeur is our new project manager for YEP Agrofood.

Launched: YEP Effect 3

New release: YEP Effect no. 3 has been published!

Candidates: apply for YEP positions

New YEP positions will be available on 15 May

Organisations: deadline project submission

Deadline for submitting project proposals by organisations (15th batch):

1 May 2018

Preparatory training course

Training of the 14th batch starts on 12 March 2018
Every year we subsidise the placement of 72 young professionals
Check the latest results of YEP in our annual report

Our Young Experts

Betelhem Hailegiorgis - YEP Water at IRC in Ethiopia

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


Oct 24, 2017

Changes in the YEP team

Anne-Marie Slaa, Project Manager YEP Agrofood, has left the YEP team by November 1st. She has accepted a new position at Sustainalize, a Dutch consultancy firm specialised in CSR and sustainability. We are sorry to see her leave, but wish her all the best in her new job!


Paul van Essen, YEP alumni for VEI in Uganda, will temporarily take over Anne-Marie's tasks as YEP Agrofood Project Manager. Meanwhile, a new Project Manager for Agrofood will be recruited by AgriProFocus.


Visite our web page on the YEP team for an overview of all YEP team members, including contact information.

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