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

Reynaldo Secor, Jr. - YEP Water at Vitens Evides International in Philippines

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

Matthew Pyae Phyo Kyaw

Where is he now? Business Development Manager at ImpactTerra, Myanmar

Young Expert at Impact Terra - Myanmar

YEP period 2016 - 2017, batch 10

YEP Role

Business Development Manager

Click here for more information about my project.



  • Business Developing
  • Leadership

  • Social communication


Nationality: Myanmar
Education: Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical)


Experience before YEP

  • 2013-2014 / Assistant Organizer (Science Film Festival (Goethe-Institut)
  • 2014-2015 / Board Member (Leader of Youth) (YMCA(Yangon)
  • 2016(Jan)–2016(Dec) / Business Development Manager (Biomin Singapore Pte Ltd.)
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Thursday, April 27, 2017
Interview by Myanmar Business Channel to Shwe Thee Nhan farming application
This Morning Myanmar Business Channel interview to Shwe Thee Nhan farming app which is based in Yangon. Me & Mr.Erwin(Founder of STN) were interviewed. We shared about our application profile, how to more

Interview by Myanmar Business Channel

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Distribution the application for the farmers
Start from the middle of March we make the promoter team in Southern Shan state to start to distribute to the farmer. We start in Nyaung Shwe township in some villages. We separated 2 groups for more

Distribution the app to the farmers