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.


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

Jacquis Rabeasy - YEP Water at Practica Foundation in Madagascar

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

Raymond Tumuhaire

Young Expert at Aidenvironment - Uganda

YEP period 2019 - 2021, batch 17

YEP Role

My position will be Project officer and I will be responsible for coordination and field implementation of the project on, ‘’Introducing self-supply and circular agriculture in smallholder coffee producers’’ in Eastern Uganda with particular focus on; Improving coffee value chain, efficient water management, uphill catchment protection and restoration, promoting inclusive and sustainable growth; and Improving access to clean and safe water. 


Please click here for more information about my project.



I am a pro-active and self-motivated person with passion about; environment management, water, sanitation and hygiene improvement, water resources management, catchment protection and environment governance. My skills include but not limited to; project planning and implementation, project budgeting, environmental education and documentation. 



Nationality: Ugandan

Education: I hold a Bachelors of Engineering in Environmental Engineering and Management and pursuing a Masters in Environment and Natural Resources Management at Makerere University, Kampala


Experience before YEP

I worked with Uganda Water and Sanitation NGO Network, UWASNET as a Program Assistant between July 2015 and September 2018. I participated in implementation of the Watershed Project supported by International Water and Sanitation Centre, IRC Uganda. I also trained with the Ministry of Water and Environment on construction of water and sanitation supply systems. 

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