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

Nynke Humalda - YEP Agrofood at AgriProFocus in Kenya

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

May Kyar Nyo

Where is she now? Process Technologist at Heineken, Myanmar

Young Expert at Heineken - Myanmar

YEP period 2016 - 2017, batch 8

YEP Role

Process Technologist

Click here for more information about my project.





Nationality: Myanmar
Education: ME (Food engineering and bioprocess technology)


Experience before YEP

Research engineer at Myanmar Chemical Engineer group Company

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Monday, August 8, 2016
Giving the Food safety and Hygiene training to Cleaning staff
First training about Basic Hygiene and Food Safety to Cleaning staff at the Heineken Brewery in more

Thursday, June 9, 2016
simple basic traditional installation for waste treatment more

Thursday, June 9, 2016
Current waste water treament procedure @ local distillery more