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

Join YEP Programmes and submit your proposal for a Young Expert position now!

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

Chhum Chanrachana - YEP Agrofood at ICCO Cooperation in Cambodia

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

Kevin Dipama

Young Expert at Wereld Waternet - Burkina Faso

YEP period 2019 - 2021, batch 18

YEP Role

I am a Young Expert for YEP Water.



Project management



Nationality: Burkinabe
Education: Civil and Hydraulic Engineering


Experience before YEP

  • 2019: Research project manager at International Institute for Water and Environment Engineering (2iE)
  • 2018: Wash project manager at Plan International
  • 2017: Project manager at Yaam solidarité
  • 2016: Intership at Office National de l’Eau et de l’Assainissement du Burkina Faso (ONEA)
  • Member of association Afrique Solidaire since 2017 and since 2018
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