The main goal of the Young Expert Programmes (YEP), consisting of YEP Water, EP 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.


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

Mugagga Nsaali - YEP Tailor-made at WaterWorX in Uganda

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


May 14, 2019

YEP Programmes on national Indonesian radio!

Two Young Experts in Indonesia, Hilman Agil Satria and Melanie Schudofsky, were recently interviewed by the national radio for a one hour broadcasting. They promoted the YEP programme and discussed their project at the local government of Lampung Selatan in Sumatra, on developing regular desludging services of sanitation facilities. One of their milestones is the design of an Android based application for customers of these desludging services, striving to be launched soon!


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