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.


Employ a Young Expert; submit your proposal before October 11th

Join YEP Programmes and submit your proposal for a Young Expert position now!

New edition of YEP Effect: no. 6!

We are proud to present the 6th edition of YEP Effect!

Preparatory training course

Training of the 21st batch starts on 21 September

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
Every year we subsidise the placement of 72 young professionals
Check the latest results of YEP in our annual report

Our Young Experts

Eustakia Milimo Hamuchenje - YEP Tailor-made at WaterWorX in Zambia

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

Click here for more information about my project.


Skills, background and experience before YEP

Please check my LinkedIn profile for more information!

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