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.


Apply now: new YEP positions online!

We are looking for Dutch candidates for 7 new YEP positions!

Organisations: deadline project submission

Deadline for submitting project proposals by organisations (batch 21):

10 May 2020

Preparatory training course

Training of the 20th batch starts on 15 June

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

Mohamed Magdy - YEP Water at Mott MacDonald in Egypt

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

Kidist Ketema Bekele

Young Expert at Waterschap Zuiderzeeland - Ethiopia

YEP period 2017 - 2019, batch 12

YEP Role


I am working for Awash Basin Authority (AwBA) under the Basin High council Secretariat office to work in the duties of the Basin High Council (BHC) secretariat and Water Governance Implementation Program (WGIP) to work on Partners for Water (PvW) project on optimising water use in Awash Awash.
Click here for more information about my project.



Practical, critical mind, decisive and insightful



Nationality: Ethiopian
Education: BSc in Water Resource and Environmental Engineering, MSc in Water Resource management 


Experience before YEP

Assistance lecturer in Bahir Dar institute of Technology, Ethiopia 

YEP Water


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