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.


MDF newsletter by Young Experts!

A number of the Young Experts, employed by MDF, have released another edition of the "What's Yeppening" newsletter of MDF!

YEP Effect 4 has been released!

During the YEP kick off of batch 15,  another new edition of YEP Effect has been officially launched: the fourth edition is now available!

YEP alumnus Jacques on TV!

Jacques Tuyishime, alumnus of YEP Programmes, is now Managing Director at Holland GreenTech in Rwanda. He has developed several skills during his time in YEP,  especially during the Personal Development Training!

Preparatory training course

Training of the 16th batch starts on 4 February 2019
Every year we subsidise the placement of 72 young professionals
Check the latest results of YEP in our annual report

Our Young Experts

Victor Shana - YEP Tailor-made at WaterWorX in Zimbabwe

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

Marion Janse

Young Expert at AgriProFocus - Burundi

YEP period 2019 - 2020, batch 16

Marion's profile will be updated shortly!

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Sunday, March 24, 2019
Wrap-up movie of Country Team Visit.
Looking back on a fascinating week with our Country Team in the field. Burundi still has a very long way to go in terms of development, but promising things are happening! Check out the video for more

Monday, March 4, 2019
A new adventure has started...
It all started a few months ago, when I decided to apply for the Young Expert Programme. And exactly one week ago I arrived in Bujumbura, Burundi; my new hometown for the coming year. But this more