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.


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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
Training of the 18th batch starts on 25 November
Every year we subsidise the placement of 72 young professionals
Check the latest results of YEP in our annual report

Our Young Experts

Tigist Gelebo Sengogo - YEP Water at Waterschap Zuiderzeeland in Ethiopia

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


Sep 20, 2018

Research by Dutch students on YEP projects: join now!

Earlier this year, 12 students of International Development Studies of Utrecht University (UU) have conducted research for their masters' thesis at YEP partner organisations in Ghana, Rwanda and Uganda. The participating YEP organisations, as well as the Dutch students, look back on a fruitful cooperation!

Are you also interested in hosting a team of 2 to 4 students on your project, and are you currently participating in YEP, or is a YEP alumnus/alumna still working in your organisation? In February to June 2019, a new group of students is available for research! In this flyer you will find more information, including a link to registration form.


Please note to subscribe before October 1st!

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