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.


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

Candidates: apply for YEP positions

New YEP positions will be available on 28 October

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

Karlijn Groen - YEP Energy at SNV in Kenya

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

Delphine Huriro

Where is she now? Admin/documentation support, BDP International, Czech Republic

Young Expert at Aquanet - Rwanda

YEP period 2015 - 2017, batch 5

YEP Role

My position was at Aquavirunga as a Monitoring& Evaluation engineer.
Click here for more information about my project.



  • Drinking water supply systems design
  • PME (Planning,monitoring&evaluation) skills
  • Leadership and mentorship skills
  • Management skills
  • GIS(Geographic information systems) skills
  • Good communication(written and verbal) skills
  • Teamworking&reporting skills

Nationality: Rwandese
Education: Bachelor degree in civil engineering / Major in water resources and environmental engineering at University of Rwanda


Experience before YEP

  • September 2014-March 2015: Site engineer, construction of Uchumi 3 storey shopping mall, Rationale construction, Rwanda
  • May-August 2014: Internship in management and protection of drinking water sources, Gakenke District/Ruli Sector.
  • January-April 2014: Bachelor thesis on design of rural drinking water supply system in Ruli sector
  • July 2013: Internship in Construction of earth dam in Nyanza district, MINAGRI, Rwanda
  • May 2013: Site engineer, Construction of a 3 storey commercial building,, Rwanda
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Friday, January 29, 2016
Field visit with RPM at Vitens Evidens Int.
The field visit with Resident project manager PPP for increased access to sustainable water services in more

Field visit with Harm and samuel

Friday, June 5, 2015
TRAINING ON O&M OF Rural water supply systems
The training was organized by FEPEAR(Forum of private operators of water and sanitation systems in Rwanda) in line of its project called 'FEPEAR support project" which consist of strengthening the more

Training on O&M of rural water supply systems

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
water quality monitoring
Delphine(young expert) and kajyambere (lab technician) taking samples for testing the quality of water(physico-chemical and microbiological) in distribution more

water quality monitoring in Mizingo/Rubavu district