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.


Organisations: deadline project submission

Deadline for submitting project proposals by organisations (batch 19):

15 October 2019

Preparatory training course

Training of the 18th batch starts on 25 November

Training of the 19th batch starts on 20 January 2020

Candidates: apply for YEP positions

New YEP positions will be available on 4 November

Introduction video YEP

YEP in a nutshell: the new 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

Edwin Anyanga Otando - YEP Water at Water Forever 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

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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