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.


Apply now: new YEP positions online!

We are looking for Dutch candidates for 5 YEP positions.

Introduction video YEP

YEP in a nutshell: the new introduction video about YEP Programmes is now online.

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!

Preparatory training course

Training of the 17th batch starts on 16 September
Every year we subsidise the placement of 72 young professionals
Check the latest results of YEP in our annual report

Our Young Experts

Joshua Isiko - YEP Agrofood at Single Spark in Uganda

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

Teresa Wambugu

Young Expert at VDS A’campo - Kenya

YEP period 2019 - 2021, batch 16

Teresa's profile will be updated shortly
YEP Agrofood


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Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Sevia Training in Tanzania
Agriculture is one of the four main agendas by the government of Kenya. This being a motivation to the industry we went to Sevia Tanzania to equip ourselves with vegetable growing tips and learn more

Monday, March 4, 2019
About my project. Location: more