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

Annemarijn Nijmeijer - YEP Agrofood at Cocoanect in Ivory Coast

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

Mugagga Nsaali

Young Expert at WaterWorX - Uganda

YEP period 2018 - 2020, batch Tm1

YEP Role

I work with National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) as a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer for the WaterWorX project in Uganda. NWSC and Vitens Evides International (VEI) are engaged in a Water Operators Partnership (WOP) under the WaterWorX Project. The overall project objective of this WOP is to strengthen NWSC in the sustainable delivery of cost-effective water services to a rapid growing urban population through development and implementation of sound asset management practices. In addition, investments will be done in the expansion of services to poor communities. I work in the Programs and Performance Management Department of NWSC in charge of monitoring and evaluation of all NWSC operational areas.

Click here for more information about my project.



Hydrological data processing, remote sensing data/mapping applications, research, project management, report writing among others



Nationality: Ugandan

  • MSc Water Resources Engineering, KU Leuven, Belgium (2015-2017)
  • BSc Civil and Building Engineering, Kyambogo University, Uganda (2008-2012)

Experience before YEP

  • May 2014 to August 2015 and July 2017 to date – Senior Engineer at NWSC 
  • May 2013 to April 2014 - Research Engineer at KOM Consult Ltd.
  • June 2012 to February 2013 – Engineering Intern at Winrock International (USAID-NUDEIL)
YEP Tailor-made


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