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

Floris van Zuilekom - YEP Water at MDF Training & Consultancy B.V. in Kenya

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

Harma S. Luwinzo

Young Expert at WaterWorX - Tanzania

YEP period 2020 - 2022, batch Tm2

YEP Role


  • To reduce NRW
  • To increase drinking water connection
  • To ensure progress on sustainable organizational development
  • To ensure sustainable financing and integrated water management
  • To identify local opportunities in terms of training, technical solutions, critical issues 
  • To increase access to safe drinking water and sanitation to the customers of MORUWASA


  • AutoCAD
  • ArchCard
  • ArcGIS
  • Water Supply Design
  • Good communication Skills

Nationality: Tanzanian
Education: Degree in Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering


Experience before YEP

Internship in different water supply utilities including;

  • Morogoro Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Authority (MORUWASA)
  • Kahama Water Supply and Sanitation Authority (KUWASA)
  • Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency (RUWASA)
  • Wami Ruvu Basin Office (WRBO)
YEP Tailor-made


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