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

Sijmen Weesie - YEP Water at Safi Sana in Ghana

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

Eugenia Kimaro

Where is she now? Coordinator at SHIPO Tanzania

Young Expert at Connect International - Tanzania

YEP period 2014 - 2016, batch 4

YEP Role

Coordinated the low cost WASH technology but SUSTAINABLE, MARKETABLE, AFFORDABLE, RELIABLE and TECHNOLOGICAL at Southern Highland Participatory Organisation (SHIPO) SMART CENTRE in Njombe region Tanzania. To improve the living standard of poor people in Tanzania.
Click here for more information about my project.



I have skills on different water desning programs like EPANET and drawing program AutoCAD. I know how to use Excel, PowerPoint and Word.



Nationality: Tanzanian
Education: I have a Bachelor in Environmental Engineering (water, sanitation, air pollution prevention and control)

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015
I with my collegue friend built the low cost sanitation during training at Mzuzu university in Malawi which last longer about more

11th January 2015

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Video interview
Eugenia kimaro Short interview in Zeist 3 December more

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
3 December 2014 at 1:00pm in woudschoten hotel
I and Janet in a little rest after more