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.


Introduction video YEP

YEP in a nutshell: the new introduction video about YEP Programmes is now online.

Announcement: new deadlines for submitting YEP proposals!

New deadline for submitting YEP proposals: 30 June!!

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!

Organisations: deadline project submission

Deadline for submitting project proposals by organisations (batch 17 and 18):

30 June 2018

Candidates: apply for YEP positions

New YEP positions will be available on 18 July

Preparatory training course

Training of the 17th batch starts on 16 September
Every year we subsidise the placement of 72 young professionals
Check the latest results of YEP in our annual report

Our Young Experts

Edwin Anyanga Otando - YEP Water at Water Forever in Kenya

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

Kay Valckx

Where is he now? Data analyst, municipality of the Hague, the Netherlands

Young Expert at Impact Terra - Myanmar

YEP period 2016 - 2017, batch 9

YEP Role

Project Manager

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Skills, background and experience before YEP

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YEP Agrofood


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Monday, January 9, 2017
Meeting a Shwe Thee Nhan user
Last week, I was in Southern Shan State to learn more from our Shwe Thee Nhan users. One of the meetings I had was with Tin Aung. He is a community worker for a local NGO, while his family runs the more

Thursday, November 24, 2016
Distributing Shwe Thee Nhan in Kawa Township together with UNDP
Last week, Impact Terra was in Kawa Township to distribute Shwe Thee Nhan to farmers. We also gathered a lot of information to improve our application for Kawa Township. People in Kawa Township were more

Presentation Shwe Thee Nhan to farmers

Thursday, September 15, 2016
YEP training: introducing myself
A short video-introduction of myself. I am working for Impact Terra and I am enrolled in the YEP programme. Currently, I am currently participating in a 3 weeks training before moving to more