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.


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

Candidates: apply for YEP positions

New YEP positions will be available on 27 May

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

Ada Chai - YEP Water at One to Watch B.V. in Myanmar

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

Joshua Isiko

Young Expert at Single Spark - Uganda

YEP period 2018 - 2020, batch 14

YEP Role

Sales and Research Consultant

Click here for more information about my project.



  • Veterinary – Livestock diseases management skills
  • Livestock production
  • Feed production
  • Feed formulation
  • Zonootic Diseases management at community level

Nationality: Ugandan
Education: International Dip. Animal Feed, Master in Infectious Diseases Management, Grad. Cert. Food protection, Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine


Experience before YEP

  • Internship as Program officer-Pig & Feed value chain, Africa Institute for Strategic, Animal Resource Services and Development (AFRISA), Makerere University 
  • Project officer, Kamwenge District livestock project, Samaritan’s Purse International Relief- Uganda
  • Area project Coordinator,Fort Portal Area, BRAC- Uganda Livestock project
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Tuesday, March 12, 2019
A Feedcalculator App Demo for pigs set at Lydia Nakawesi's farm in Kijjuya
On 12th March 2019, a pig Demo farm for farmers to witness how the feed made using the feedcalculator app recipe performs in pigs was set. A combination of Local breed, Exotic cross and Combrough more

Monday, March 11, 2019
Mubende Livestocak farmers trained in making Animal Feed from Local Ingredients
On 11th March 2019, 80 pig and Poultry farmers in Mubende District, Kitenga Sub-County were trained in making animal feed from locally available feed ingredients like cassava, sorghum, ground nuts, more

Friday, February 15, 2019
FeedCalculator Features as Agr-ICT innovations in Harvest Money Expo
The Harvest Money Expo is an annual event of the Best farmers project in Uganda. It was held at Namboole National Stadium from 15th to 17th February 2019 and the feedcalculator app was one of the more