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.


MDF newsletter by Young Experts!

A number of the Young Experts, employed by MDF, have released another edition of the "What's Yeppening" newsletter of MDF!

YEP Effect 4 has been released!

During the YEP kick off of batch 15,  another new edition of YEP Effect has been officially launched: the fourth edition is now available!

YEP alumnus Jacques on TV!

Jacques Tuyishime, alumnus of YEP Programmes, is now Managing Director at Holland GreenTech in Rwanda. He has developed several skills during his time in YEP,  especially during the Personal Development Training!

Preparatory training course

Training of the 16th batch starts on 4 February 2019
Every year we subsidise the placement of 72 young professionals
Check the latest results of YEP in our annual report

Our Young Experts

Evelien Janssen - YEP Agrofood at AgriProFocus in Rwanda

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