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

Mutinta Chowe - YEP Tailor-made at WaterWorX in Zambia

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

May Thet Kyaw

Young Expert at MDF Training & Consultancy B.V. - Myanmar

YEP period 2017 - 2019, batch 12

YEP Role

Trainer and Consultant at MDF Asia Myanmar. Young Expert at batch 12 in YEP Water.

Click here for more information about my project.



  • Customized Designed Training

  • Organization and People Management

  • Project Management


Nationality: Myanmar

  • M.B.B.S. (University of Medicine Magway)
  • Diploma in Politics and Public policy (Myanmar Institute of Politics and Policy)
  • DeBoer fellow 2016 (DeBoer Foundation USA) for advanced citizen leadership

Experience before YEP

  • Clinical doctor for over 4 years
  • Technical Specialist (Training & M&E) at Burnet Institute
  • Senior technical officer for Training and Organizational Development at Pact Myanmar
  • Trainer and Consultant at ProAct Myanmar
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Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Field Visit: Green House and Water Management of Netherlands
Yesterday, we visited Green House Technology at Urban Farmers The Hague and Water Management of Netherlands at Maeslantkering. This was really a nice field visit day and I got much of new more

Urban Farmers The Hague