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.


YEP Information Event September 3rd

Interested in employing an enthusiastic motivated young professional on your international project? Join our online YEP Information Event on September 3rd!

Candidates: apply for one YEP position now!

We are looking for a perfect Dutch candidate for a YEP Energy position at Hypoport BV South Africa! You can apply until 9 August 2020.

New edition of YEP Effect: no. 6!

We are proud to present the 6th edition of YEP Effect!

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

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

Dalitso Mwawa Duncan - YEP Tailor-made at WaterWorX in Malawi

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

Innocent Ndagijimana

Young Expert at WaterWorX - Rwanda

YEP period 2020 - 2022, batch Tm2

YEP Role

My position at WASAC Ltd (WaterWorX) is District Water and Sanitation Support Engineer.  In partnership with VEI through FDW Project - SCALE – Rwanda, I am in charge of non-revenue water reduction in Rwamagana WASAC branch.



  • Drinking water supply systems design
  • QGIS for water  data management and analysis 
  • EPANET for water supply network modelling  
  • Non-Revenue Water
  • Rural Water Supply management


Nationality: Rwandan

  • Bachelor of science in civil engineering 
  • Master of science in environmental and development  studies (ongoing) 

Experience before YEP

  • From  June 2018  up-to-date: I am district  water  and   sanitation support engineer at WASAC Ltd
  • From  March 2018- May 2018: Freelance Engineer at Water for People
  • September 2015-  February 2018: WASH Engineer at World Vision
YEP Tailor-made


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