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.


YEP Programmes on national Indonesian radio!

YEP Programmes was promoted on the national Indonesian radio by two of our Young Experts!

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!
Every year we subsidise the placement of 72 young professionals
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Our Young Experts

Teresa Wambugu - YEP Agrofood at VDS A’campo in Kenya

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

Gilbert Kamau

Young Expert at TAHMO - Kenya

YEP period 2019 - 2021, batch 16

Gilbert's profile will be updated shortly!
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Thursday, February 28, 2019
Inside YEP Batch 16
The past 3 weeks were amazing. I, together with 26 other energetic water and agro-food experts from Africa, Asia and Europe received the first training of Young Expert Program in the Hague. The more

Wednesday, July 18, 2018
SWC mentors IoT for Climate Program in Rwanda
UNDP in partnership with Meteo Rwanda had invited technocrats to design a climate early warning system on Internet of Things (IoT). The hackathon was held in Kayonza District, Rwanda between July more

Gilbert Demonstrates how AWS works

Saturday, September 16, 2017
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