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.


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

Candidates: apply for YEP positions

New YEP positions will be available on 28 October

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

Joseline Umuhire - YEP Agrofood at Resilience B.V. in Rwanda

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

Samson Tembo

Young Expert at WaterWorX - Zambia

YEP period 2018 - 2020, batch Tm1

YEP Role

As a Young Expert under the WaterworX project (January 2018 to date), my duties are:

  • Coming up with the action list and making follow- ups on theme leaders assigned assignments
  • Organising project monthly meeting
  • Coordinating Peer to Peer theme
  • Supporting all theme leaders in project procurements
  • Making programmes for Short Term Experts (STEs) visits
  • Assisting the project coordinator in overall project management

Click here for more information about my project.



Trained IT professional. I have worked in the water sector in different departments namely; IT, Public Relations, Billing and Customer care.



Nationality: Zambian
Education: Bsc (Hons) I.T


Experience before YEP

  • Clerk at Dunavant Cotton Zambia Limited
  • Billing Assistant/ customer care at Nkana Water& Sewerage Company
  • Public Relations Assistant at Nkana Water& Sewerage Company
  • Secondment as Local Project Coordinator on Copperbelt Water Operators Partnership (CWOP), EU funded project
  • IT officer at Nkana Water& Sewerage Company
  • Young Expert on the WaterWorX project 
YEP Tailor-made


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