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.


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Introduction video YEP

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

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!

Preparatory training course

Training of the 17th batch starts on 16 September
Training of the 18th batch starts on 25 November
Every year we subsidise the placement of 72 young professionals
Check the latest results of YEP in our annual report

Our Young Experts

Bezawit Adane Demisse - YEP Tailor-made at WaterWorX in Ethiopia

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

(Patrick) Sai Saing Wann

Where is he now? Looking for new opportunities in Myanmar

Young Expert at Impact Terra - Myanmar

YEP period 2016 - 2018, batch 9

YEP Role

Project Manager at Impact Terra, Yangon, Myanmar.

Click here for more information about my project.



Software development, project management, user training



Nationality: Myanmar
Education: Bachelor of Technology in Electronic Engineering (West Yangon Technological University). Graduate Diploma in Systems Analysis (National University of Singapore)


Experience before YEP                                                                

Project Management Executive at Pte. Ltd

  • Support and coordinate client activities and business requirements
  • Work together with internal team to deliver outstanding results after analyzing client needs
  • Follow up on day to day tasks and support cases raised by client
  • Understand error trends and suggest long term solution
  • Support Project Group Head on day to day basis
  • Assist drafting user guide and other relevant documentation
  • Conduct SIT, UAT and end users training

Internship at Keppel Land International

(Winner of the Accenture Best Internship Project Award AY2013/2014)

  • Perform as mobile application developer to create mobile version of existing PO system for both iOS and Android
  • Involve in project tasks such as keeping track of the milestones, creating weekly reports and UAT test scripts/user manuals
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Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Meeting with Kalaw Township officer of Department of Agriculture
On 5th of January, our team went to meet the Township officer of the Department of Agriculture in Kalaw Township, Southern Shan State, Myanmar. The Township officer was really enthusiastic about our more

Township officer of Kalaw testing the application

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Shwe Thee Nhan distribution in Southern Shan State, Myanmar
Impact Terra is distributing Shwe Thee Nhan mobile app this week in Southern Shan State of Myanmar. On the first day we had a meeting with U Cho Naing Htun, Deputy State Officer of the Department of more

Patrick explaining the functionalities of the app to U Cho Naing Htun

Thursday, September 15, 2016
Patrick Introduction for YEP training
Short introduction about myself and plans after the more