The main goal of the Young Expert Programmes (YEP), consisting of YEP Water & YEP Agrofood, 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 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) and the Food & Business Knowledge Platform.


Apply now: new YEP positions online!

We are looking for Dutch candidates for 5 YEP positions.

Introduction video YEP

YEP in a nutshell: the new introduction video about YEP Programmes is now online.

YEP Effect 5: result of YEP Phase I

The fifth edition of YEP Effect has been released! In this magazine, we reflect on 16 batches of Young Experts in YEP Phase I, and the new Tailor-made programme. Download here!

Preparatory training course

Training of the 17th batch starts on 16 September
Every year we subsidise the placement of 72 young professionals
Check the latest results of YEP in our annual report

Our Young Experts

Sijmen Weesie - YEP Water at Safi Sana in Ghana

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

Stephen Tungu

Young Expert at WaterWorX - Tanzania

YEP period 2018 - 2020, batch Tm1

YEP Role

I am a Young Expert working as Planning and Construction Engineer. Besides this, I am also a GIS manager for the WaterWorX project at Morogoro Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Authority in Tanzania.

Click here for more information about my project.



  • Planning and Designing Structure and Water Project
  • Conducting Engineering Survey
  • Expert in Arch cad, AutoCAD, Epanet, Etabs, Lisps, Master Series, Prokon, Water cad, Arc gis, Micosoft and Multlab Software
  • Environmental expertise
  • Preparing BOQ
  • Peer educator

Nationality: Tanzanian
Education: Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering


Experience before YEP

  • Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics teacher for advanced education 1 year 
  • I have 3 years of experience as a Planning and Construction Engineer, also as a GIS Manager at Morogoro Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Authority in Tanzania (MORUWASA)
YEP Tailor-made


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