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.


MDF newsletter by Young Experts!

A number of the Young Experts, employed by MDF, have released another edition of the "What's Yeppening" newsletter of MDF!

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

Ada Chai - YEP Water at One to Watch B.V. in Myanmar

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