The main goal of the Young Expert Programmes (YEP), consisting of YEP Water, YEP Agrofood, YEP Energy and YEP Tailor-made, 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 and renewable energy 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), the Food & Business Knowledge Platform and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency.


Preparatory training course

Training of the 20th batch starts on 15 June

Organisations: deadline project submission

Deadline for submitting project proposals by organisations (batch 22):

11 October 2020

Candidates: apply for YEP positions

New YEP positions will be available on 28 October

Introduction video YEP

YEP in a nutshell: the introduction video about YEP Programmes is now online.
Every year we subsidise the placement of 72 young professionals
Check the latest results of YEP in our annual report

Our Young Experts

Annemarijn Nijmeijer - YEP Agrofood at Cocoanect in Ivory Coast

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