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

Marion Janse - YEP Agrofood at AgriProFocus in Burundi

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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