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.


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

Anke Verheij - YEP Water at Vitens Evides International in Indonesia

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


Mar 27, 2018

Applying knowledge from YEP trainings in your daily work!

Bram de Vries, one of our Dutch Young Experts, is working for Holland Greentech in Zambia. In this job, he is implementing his knowledge, learned at the YEP preliminary training course. In an article, published at the MDF website, he explains how he applies his knowledge about the course training the trainers, which was hosted by MDF as part of the YEP trainings. 


His golden tip: manage expectations of participants at the start of the training!


Read the entire article on the MDF website.

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