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.


YEP Information Event September 3rd

Interested in employing an enthusiastic motivated young professional on your international project? Join our online YEP Information Event on September 3rd!

Candidates: apply for one YEP position now!

We are looking for a perfect Dutch candidate for a YEP Energy position at Hypoport BV South Africa! You can apply until 9 August 2020.

New edition of YEP Effect: no. 6!

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

Preparatory training course

Training of the 20th batch starts on 15 June

Organisations: deadline project submission

Deadline for submitting project proposals by organisations (batch 22):

11 October 2020

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

Eyob Bekele Tefera - YEP Water at Vitens Evides International in Ethiopia

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

Bart Malaba

Young Expert at Larive International - Kenya

YEP period 2018 - 2020, batch 14

YEP Role

Jr. Project Manager

Click here for more information about my project.



  • Land & Water Management
  • Irrigation Systems
  • Water Systems, Agriculture
  • Aquaculture


Nationality: Dutch/Kenyan
Education: International Land & Water Management 


Experience before YEP

  • Consultant Agriculture and Water Systems, Western Kenya
  • Project Assistant (Soil Analysis), Eurofins-Agro, the Netherlands
  • Consultant Water Harvesting & Storage, Freekenya Foundation, Nyanza, Kenya 
  • Volunteer Advisor Agriculture Program, Kale Heywet Church,  Sherakole, Ethiopia
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