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

Tirngo Teshome - YEP Tailor-made at WaterWorX in Ethiopia

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

Sulemana Wumbei Sayibu

Where is he now? Agronomist at Nature's Wisdom Ltd, Ghana

Young Expert at LeAF - Ghana

YEP period 2017 - 2019, batch 13

YEP Role

Co- Manager, VIA Water support Project.

Click here for more information about my project.



  • Water and Sanitation (WASH)
  • Waste Management
  • Environmental Management
  • Agriculture Technology

Nationality: Ghanaian
Education: Master of Philosophy degree in Biotechnology and Bachelor of Science degree in  Agriculture Technology


Experience before YEP

  • District Field Offficer, Armajaro cotton
  • Block Field Manager, Armajaro cotton
  • Teacher Ghana Education Service
  • National Service Personnel, Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Ghana
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Friday, May 11, 2018
Construction of wastewater treatment plant
the anaerobic baffle reactor under more

Anaerobic Baffle Reactor (ABR)

Friday, March 16, 2018
Construction of wastewater treatment plant
The construction of the wastewater plant for the Pilot Tamale settled sewer network is underway. This plant is will make use of wastewater from Community Health nurses Training school and the Salamba more

Anaerobic Baffle reactor (ABR) of the treatment plant

Tuesday, November 28, 2017
YEP 13 involved in the training sessions on 28th November, 2017 at fletcher hotel,Den Haag, more

Our group YEP 13 during the AKVORSR training