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.


Wanted: new YEP candidates for YEP positions!

Join YEP Programmes now, and apply for a YEP position!

Introduction video YEP

YEP in a nutshell: the new introduction video about YEP Programmes is now online.

YEP Effect 5: result of YEP Phase I

The fifth edition of YEP Effect has been released! In this magazine, we reflect on 16 batches of Young Experts in YEP Phase I, and the new Tailor-made programme. Download here!

Preparatory training course

Training of the 17th batch starts on 16 September
Training of the 18th batch starts on 25 November
Every year we subsidise the placement of 72 young professionals
Check the latest results of YEP in our annual report

Our Young Experts

Ilyasse Kabore - YEP Water at in Burkina Faso

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

Jet Greevink

Young Expert at Satelligence - Myanmar

YEP period 2017 - 2019, batch 13

YEP Role

Liaison SE Asia

Click here for more information about my project.



  • Project management
  • Business development
  • Remote Sensing
  • Technical skills regarding water management
  • Organising field & training data campaigns

Nationality: Dutch
Education: Hydrology


Experience before YEP

  • Soil Consultant at Grondslag BV
  • Junior Water Manager at Hoogheemraadschap van Rijnland
YEP Agrofood


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Friday, July 12, 2019
The last place on earth
In the field with the Leuser forest patrol this week in Sumatra, following up on deforestation alerts on the ground & by drone. Leuser is the last place on earth where orangutans, elephants, more

With the forest patrol at the Leuser Ecosystem, Sumatra

Wednesday, July 3, 2019
Another sunny day at the Jakarta office
In Jakarta with Maharti (Arti) Rihana who just joined our team as Liaison Indonesia, Malaysia and Papua New Guinea. Busy visiting clients and planning our trip to the Leuser rainforest in Sumatra more

Satelligence Jakarta office

Friday, June 21, 2019
G4AW Workshop in Bali
This week, we're meeting at the Netherlands Space Office's G4AW Asia regional workshop in Sanur, Bali. The 11 projects from across Southeast Asia got together in workshops to share ideas and more