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.


Introduction video YEP

YEP in a nutshell: the new introduction video about YEP Programmes is now online.

Announcement: new deadlines for submitting YEP proposals!

New deadline for submitting YEP proposals: 30 June!!

YEP Effect 5: result of YEP Phase I

The fifth edition of YEP Effect has been released! In this magazine, we reflect on 16 batches of Young Experts in YEP Phase I, and the new Tailor-made programme. Download here!

Organisations: deadline project submission

Deadline for submitting project proposals by organisations (batch 17 and 18):

30 June 2018

Candidates: apply for YEP positions

New YEP positions will be available on 18 July

Preparatory training course

Training of the 17th batch starts on 16 September
Every year we subsidise the placement of 72 young professionals
Check the latest results of YEP in our annual report

Our Young Experts

Nynke Humalda - YEP Agrofood at ICCO Cooperation in Kenya

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

Peter W. Mbisah

Young Expert at Vitens Evides International - Malawi

YEP period 2017 - 2018, batch 11

YEP Role

For my YEP placement I will be in Mzuzu, Malawi working as a GIS Officer for Northern Region Water Board in a Non Revenue Water Reduction Project.

Click here for more information about my project.



  • GIS

  • WebMaps development

  • Spatial statistics analysis

  • Mapping

  • Spatial Data Management


Nationality: Malawian

Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Planning, University of Malawi-The Polytechnic, 2015


Massive Open Online Courses:

  • Spatial Analysis (Going Places with Spatial Analysis), Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI), 2015
  • Sustainable Urban Land Use Planning, World Bank, 2014
  • Turndown the heat: why a 4oC warmer world must be avoided (Climate change), World Bank through Coursera, 2015

Experience before YEP

2016-2017: GIS Officer at Northern Region Water Board

YEP Water


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Thursday, June 8, 2017
YEP Training
Young Experts Programme (YEP) in session. A few multinational young experts in a training session for self realization in Amersfoort, Netherlands. The programme is aimed at sharing the experiences more

MBTI Training Session