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.


Employ a Young Expert; submit your proposal before October 11th

Join YEP Programmes and submit your proposal for a Young Expert position now!

New edition of YEP Effect: no. 6!

We are proud to present the 6th edition of YEP Effect!

Preparatory training course

Training of the 21st batch starts on 21 September

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
Every year we subsidise the placement of 72 young professionals
Check the latest results of YEP in our annual report

Our Young Experts

Leva Konate - YEP Agrofood at Mali Biocarburant in Burkina Faso

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

Tirngo Teshome

Young Expert at WaterWorX - Ethiopia

YEP period 2018 - 2020, batch Tm1

YEP Role

As Young Expert, I am working for Ethiopian Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Services Federation (EUWSSF).

Click here for more information about my project.



  • Practical
  • Insightful
  • Event coordination

Nationality: Ethiopian
Education: B.s.c: Hydraulic and water resource engineering Bahir Dar university, Ethiopia (2016)


Experience before YEP

Intern at Vitens Evides International

YEP Tailor-made


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