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.


Apply now: new YEP positions online!

We are looking for Dutch candidates for 7 new YEP positions!

Organisations: deadline project submission

Deadline for submitting project proposals by organisations (batch 21):

10 May 2020

Preparatory training course

Training of the 20th batch starts on 15 June

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

Evelien Rietdijk - YEP Water at Solar Works in Mozambique

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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