The main goal of the Young Expert Programmes (YEP), consisting of YEP Water, YEP Agrofood, YEP Energy and YEP Tailor-made, 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 and renewable energy 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), the Food & Business Knowledge Platform and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency.


Preparatory training course

Training of the 19th batch starts on 20 January 2020

Organisations: deadline project submission

Deadline for submitting project proposals by organisations (batch 20):

1 March 2020

Candidates: apply for YEP positions

New YEP positions will be available on 23 March

Introduction video YEP

YEP in a nutshell: the new introduction video about YEP Programmes is now online.
Every year we subsidise the placement of 72 young professionals
Check the latest results of YEP in our annual report

Our Young Experts

Erna Goudt - YEP Agrofood at GDK Software in Kenya

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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