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.


Apply now: new YEP positions online!

We are looking for Dutch candidates for 5 YEP positions.

Introduction video YEP

YEP in a nutshell: the new introduction video about YEP Programmes is now online.

YEP Effect 5: result of YEP Phase I

The fifth edition of YEP Effect has been released! In this magazine, we reflect on 16 batches of Young Experts in YEP Phase I, and the new Tailor-made programme. Download here!

Preparatory training course

Training of the 17th batch starts on 16 September
Every year we subsidise the placement of 72 young professionals
Check the latest results of YEP in our annual report

Our Young Experts

Chris Wijnterp - YEP Agrofood at Veris Investments in Ethiopia

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


Aug 14, 2018

Feasibility Study YEP Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) are important common objectives to which the Netherlands aims to contribute. SRHR incl. HIV/AIDS prevention and education (awareness) is a significant multisectoral field within this Dutch policy. Therefore, it is crucial to maintain and expand professionalism and expertise for executing and accompanying SRHR programmes and policy development.



YEP Programmes offers a framework for the execution of YEP SRHR, utilising the extensive YEP training programmes, the YEP coaches etc.


The feasibility study, that is currently being carried out, will be used for generating feedback from the sector to determine the added value of a YEP SRHR. The outcomes of the feasibility study, announced at the end of September, will determine if and how a YEP SRHR programme will be started in 2019.


Download the flyer with more information about YEP SRHR.

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