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

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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

Raymond Tumuhaire - YEP Water at Aidenvironment in Uganda

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

Eyob Bekele Tefera

Young Expert at Vitens Evides International - Ethiopia

YEP period 2019 - 2021, batch 18

YEP Role

I am a Young Expert for Vitens Evides International. My main tasks are:

  • Develop a management information system for monitoring utilities performance in inclusive water service delivery
  • Train water utility staff in the use of monitoring tools and develop and roll out peer learning and benchmarking for the utilities
  • Support the development of a climate resilient urban water supply strategy and monitor for outcomes of the project 


Good engineering skills, always trying to find new ways of doing things, good communication and understanding of cultural differences



Nationality: Ethiopian
Education: BSc. Civil Engineering and Masters student on MBA General


Experience before YEP

Civil engineer at construction site, site engineer, project manager 

YEP Water


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