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.


Employ a Young Expert; submit your proposal before October 11th

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New edition of YEP Effect: no. 6!

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

Preparatory training course

Training of the 21st batch starts on 21 September

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
Every year we subsidise the placement of 72 young professionals
Check the latest results of YEP in our annual report

Our Young Experts

James Mbewe - YEP Water at WNF in Zambia

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

Ndutiye Diane Munezero

Where is she now? Project Coordinator at Aidenvironment, Rwanda

Young Expert at Ecological Management Foundation (EMF) - Rwanda

YEP period 2017 - 2018, batch 13

YEP Role

Project coordinator

Click here for more information about my project.



I have skills in project management and basic research skills regarding data collection and analysis.



Nationality: Rwandese
Education: Master of science in project management, Bachelor degree in Public Health


Experience before YEP

I have been working as  a District Project manager at Del-agua health for one and half year here in Rwanda,I have also been working as a livelihood officer at Uwezo youth empowerment and as local researcher for the Research Based and as a data collector for several NGOs in Rwanda.

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