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.


New edition of YEP Effect: no. 6!

We are proud to present the 6th edition of YEP Effect!

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

Eelke Boerema - YEP Tailor-made at Wageningen University & Research in Kenya

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

Yeusuf Ahmed

Young Expert at Mott MacDonald - Bangladesh

YEP period 2017 - 2019, batch 12

YEP Role

Currently I am working for Euroconsult Mott MacDonald, Bangladesh on "Second Chittagong Hill Tracts Rural Development Project (CHTRDP-II)", funded by ADB. Through this project, the Government of Bangladesh is intended to provide safe drinking water, sanitation facilities, market linkages, high-value potential commodities, participatory watershed management, etc. to the rural people of isolated hilly areas of the country.


My role is to assist Monitoring & Evaluation Expert in collecting data on community infrastructure for irrigation, drinking water and micro-agriculture development; support team leader with preparation of quarterly and annual reports and workplans; collect information on the promotion of agricultural value chains from other projects for the benefit of Common Interest Groups of irrigation and micro-agricultural development subcomponents. 

Click here for more information about my project.



  • Adaptive Delta Management
  • Hydrology
  • Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM)
  • Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) of water and energy sector projects
  • Flood Risk Assessment and Management

Nationality: Bangladeshi
Education: BSc in Water Resources Engineering with a major in Hydrology (Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology) 


Experience before YEP

  • Formulation of strategies and developing concepts for adaptive delta management, adaptation pathway generation, also spatial planning with emphasis on water, land, environment, disaster management etc.
  • Working with exemplary tools and technologies to support Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Integrated Coastal Management (ICM) and Climate Smart Development in rural areas.
  • Analyzing development project interventions and alternatives, hydrological analysis, interpreting steady, hydro-dynamic, rainfall runoff and salinity results.
  • Conducting Social Survey Tools (FGD, RRA, PRA and KII), operating high-tech in-situ water quality measuring instruments; prepare reports and other deliverables; maintain client interactions, etc.
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Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Excursion in Maasvlakte 2
To observe the major civil engineering project in the Netherlands. This is an example of state-of-art technology for Delta Management. more

Storm surge barrier at Maasvlakte 2