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.


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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

Stephen Otieno - YEP Agrofood at Fair & Sustainable in Kenya

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