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

Roy Winkelhuijzen - YEP Agrofood at Cocoanect in Ghana

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

Khin Myat Thu

Where is she now? Master student Water Resources and Environmental Management: Sanitary Engineering, Germany

Young Expert at Arcadis Nederland B.V. - Myanmar

YEP period 2016 - 2017, batch 10

YEP Role

As a YEP Young Water Expert, I am working as an assistant project manager on Integrated Ayeyawaddy Delta Strategy (IADS) Project. I am assigned to assist in linking the communication between Myanmar Government IADS Working Groups (WGs) and Dutch Experts. Since capacity building is one of the key elements of IADS project, I am also nominated to assist in helping out Myanmar Working Group Colleagues to manage the future projects and challenges themselves learning by doing. Furthermore, sharing knowledge from my experiences and learning from colleagues vice versa, in addition, motivating Myanmar colleagues to participate enthusiastically in the project are also my other parts of learning by doing challenges. Regarding to this project, I play in the new striking role, an active local youngster expert, who is willing to gain more experiences and communication skills through aggregate challenges. 

Click here for more information about my project.



Soil Sediment  and Water Quality Sampling, Social Surveying, Environmental Quality Data Analyzing and Data Acquisition in ESIA Project, Coordinating in Projects, Structural Building Drafting via auto CAD



Nationality: Myanmar
Education: B.E (Civil), West Yangon Technological University (WYTU)


Experience before YEP

  • Social Surveying and Water Quality Sampling Report Preparing on Dry Zone Water Supply Project Phase II, Myanmar (JICA)
  • Assisting in Thanlwin River on site soil sediment sampling  and water sample collection and water quality analysis, Myanmar (SMEC)
  • Assisting in Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) Report Preparing and Initial Environmental Examination (IEE) Report preparing, Myanmar
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Sunday, May 28, 2017
IADS Project Celebrated a Charrette on March 15 and 16, 2017
Capacity Building is one of the key elements of the IADS Project. Regarding to this, IADS Project team brought a Charrette to Myanmar Working Group members on March 15 and 16, 2017. Before this, we more

Group Photo taken in March Charrette by IADS Team

Sunday, May 28, 2017
IADS Project Team news was proudly pressed in Myanmar's National Newspaper
Integrated Ayeyawady Delta Strategy (IADS) Project team's Delta Site Visit and community meeting in Kyaunggon Township news was proudly pressed in Myanmar National Newspaper named Myanma A Linn on more

IADS Team's news in Myanmar National Newspaper on March 15, 2017

Sunday, May 28, 2017
IADS Project Site Visit to Delta via 4 Dutch Experts on March 13, 2017
On March 13, 2017, the IADS project team conveyed a community meeting in Kyaunggon Township in Ayeyawaddy Region. Four Dutch Experts (including 1 Dutch Water YEP-er, Johannes de Groot) and two local more

Kyaunggon Community Meeting by IADA Team on March 13, 2017