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.


Preparatory training course

Training of the 20th batch starts on 15 June

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

Introduction video YEP

YEP in a nutshell: the introduction video about YEP Programmes is now online.
Every year we subsidise the placement of 72 young professionals
Check the latest results of YEP in our annual report

Our Young Experts

Megha Thakur - YEP Energy at Maastricht University in India

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

Thet Oo Mon

Where is she now? MSc Water and Coastal Management, Italy

Young Expert at Royal HaskoningDHV - Myanmar

YEP period 2017 - 2018, batch 11

YEP Role

I am currently working at Royal HaskoningDHV office in Yangon, Myanmar since July 2015. I am appointed as project engineer on the AIRBM (Ayeyarwady Integrated River Basin Management) Sub-project No. 1. The project is awarded to Royal HaskoningDHV to consult the client on effective measures for improving the navigability of the Ayeyarwady River along the stretch near Mandalay. I will play a supportive role on the morphological studies that will have to be conducted in collaboration with experts in the Netherlands and colleagues in Yangon office. Also, I will work on other river and coastal engineering projects in Myanmar that will be awarded to RHDHV over 2017-2018. This includes working at the AIRBM project, its potential spin-offs and other assignments in the field of:

  • River and Coastal Engineering
  • Hydraulic Engineering & Modelling
  • Environmental Impact Analyses
  • Data collection to support various analyses including data on industrial, domestic and agricultural use.
  • Supporting the Dutch/Myanmar team in proposal writing
  • Supporting the Dutch/Myanmar team in maintaining the business network (Netherlands/ Myanmar/ International)

Click here for more information about my project.



Geographic Information Systems and Data processing

Result oriented/Analytical



Nationality: Myanmar
Education: B.E (Port and Harbour Engineering)


Experience before YEP

July 2015 - Present: Project Engineer (Water) Royal HaskoningDHV Myanmar

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