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 Programmes on national Indonesian radio!

YEP Programmes was promoted on the national Indonesian radio by two of our Young Experts!

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!
Every year we subsidise the placement of 72 young professionals
Check the latest results of YEP in our annual report

Our Young Experts

Zaida Adriano - YEP Water at We Consult in Mozambique

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

Planning 2018/2019

Currently, we are negotiating about YEP Phase II. We will inform you as soon as possible about new deadlines.


Batch 2019-16

Deadline application of project proposals
15 October 2018
Job application through website
5 - 18 November
Speed date job interviews
4 December
Young Experts' training programme *)
4 - 22 February 2019
*) Please note that a 1,5 hrs MBTI feedback meeting will be planned in the week prior to the training weeks

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November 2018

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January 2019

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March 2019

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