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 mentor's day

On February 15th, the YEP mentor's day was organised at Mott MacDonald, where all mentors of new Young Experts met and were introduced to their new tasks as a YEP mentor.

New YEP Agrofood Project Manager

Jocelyne Commandeur is our new project manager for YEP Agrofood.

Launched: YEP Effect 3

New release: YEP Effect no. 3 has been published!

Candidates: apply for YEP positions

New YEP positions will be available on 15 May

Organisations: deadline project submission

Deadline for submitting project proposals by organisations (15th batch):

1 May 2018

Preparatory training course

Training of the 14th batch starts on 12 March 2018
Every year we subsidise the placement of 72 young professionals
Check the latest results of YEP in our annual report

Our Young Experts

Josanne Dalstra - YEP Agrofood at Olam in Zambia

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

Planning 2017/2018

Batch 2017-13

Deadline application of project proposals
3 July 2017
Job application through website
24 July - 2 August
Speed date job interviews
11 August
Young Experts' training programme *)
13 November - 1 December

Batch 2018-14

Deadline application of project proposals
1 December 2017
Job application through website
18 December - 1 January 2018
Speed date job interviews
12 January
Young Experts' training programme *)
12 - 30 March

Batch 2018-15

Deadline application of project proposals
1 May 2018
Job application through website
15 - 27 May
Speed date job interviews
8 June
Young Experts' training programme *)
17 September - 5 October
*) Please note that a 1,5 hrs MBTI feedback meeting will be planned in the week prior to the training weeks

Return Training Batch 10

22 January - 2 February 2018

Return Training Batch 11

4 - 15 June 2018

Return Training Batch 12

4 - 16 November 2018
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