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

Boaz Liesdek - YEP Agrofood at QPoint in Kenya

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

Bahati Munyeti Juma

Young Expert at WaterWorX - Tanzania

YEP period 2018 - 2020, batch Tm1

YEP Role

As a Young Expert, I work for reduction of non-revenue water and connection of low income earners to clean water project, called WaterWorX Arusha with the main objectives of reducing non-revenue water from existing 46% to an acceptable level of 26% and connecting of more than 10,000 people to clean drinking water, I am tasked to support short-term Dutch experts on both technical and commercial areas.

Click here for more information about my project.



  • Report writing skills

  • Communication skills

  • Decision making skills

  • Technical skills


Nationality: Tanzanian
Education: Bachelor of civil engineering


Experience before YEP

Civil Engineer at Arusha urban water supply and sanitation authority in Arusha city: I was assigned with various tasks such as supervising the construction of customer’s meter chambers, assisting construction engineer regarding to the new water connections and extension of pipelines.

YEP Tailor-made


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Thursday, August 15, 2019
Mwanza - Arusha WWX project Joint meeting
The Mwanza and Arusha WWX team met each other in Mwanza for three days team building and MTR preparation. The Youg Experts (Alphonsina, Rukia and I) had to present on MBTI, leadership styles, and more

Mwanza and Arusha WWX project team

Monday, March 4, 2019
Project Progress Presentation
As part of my Personal development (Presentation skills) I conducted presentation to AUWSA (Arusha urban water supply and sanitation authority) management on 4th of match. The presentation entailed more

Implementation of Personal development plan (Presentation skill)

Friday, November 30, 2018
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