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 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

Modibo Traore - YEP Agrofood at in Mali

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

Velibor Rankic

Where is he now? Chief of Cabinet at Ministry of Transport and Communication, Republic of Srphska

Young Expert at Waterbedrijf Groningen - Bosnia Herzegovina

YEP period 2014 - 2016, batch 2

YEP Role

Project manager at Waterbedrijf Groningen.

Click here for more information about my project.



  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Initiative
  • Problem solving
  • Flexibility
  • Computer skills
  • Technical skills

Creativity, enthusiasm, communication skills, organizational skills, openness towards people and new knowledge, ambition and willingness to dedicated and hard work and teamwork.



Nationality: Serbian
Education: Master’s degree in Faculty of Traffic and Transport  Engineering, University of Belgrade


Experience before YEP

In the municipality of Srebrenica, I worked for 16 months in the department of spatial planning, housing and municipal affairs, on a position - Senior Associate for transport and roads. During my engagement I was in charge of supervision of the the roadwork and also member of the Commission for acceptance of road works.

I successfully managed to design and prepare a "Strategic plan for Traffic Safety Improvements in the Srebrenica Municipality", and have been engaged on the projects regarding improvement of municipal utility services.

While working on these projects, i have gained valuable experience regarding the administrative office work.

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Thursday, October 30, 2014
This is video about expirence in last 8 more

Thursday, August 21, 2014
Repair one leakage on transport pipelines, where we were losing 6l per seconds. We repair this leakage with help people from Waterbedrijf more

New pipelines

Thursday, May 22, 2014
To repair a leakages we need finacial support. Municipality of Srebrenica already gave money for one big job. Also I sent project to the UNDP, and they provide 7000 euro to cover costs for material. more

Place when are we have serius problem,but municipality gave support for fix