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

Mutinta Chowe - YEP Tailor-made at WaterWorX in Zambia

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

Kornkham Sengsawan (Sai Kwan Kham)

Young Expert at Impact Terra - Myanmar

YEP period 2017 - 2019, batch 12

YEP Role

I am a Young Expert for YEP Agrofood.

Click here for more information about my project.



Content Creating, Content Managing, Consulting



Nationality: Myanmar
Education: MBBS (2nd Year Course)


Experience before YEP

  • Content Writer at Impact Terra Co,.Ltd
  • Thai Translator at Elements of Art.Co.Ltd
  • English News Translator at IME Media
  • Thai Language Teacher at International Languages Institute
  • Korean Assistant Interpreter in BBQ.K Korean Restaurants
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