The main goal of the Young Expert Programmes (YEP), consisting of YEP Water & YEP Agrofood, 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 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) and the Food & Business Knowledge Platform.


YEP Effect 4 has been released!

During the YEP kick off of batch 15,  another new edition of YEP Effect has been officially launched: the fourth edition is now available!

YEP alumnus Jacques on TV!

Jacques Tuyishime, alumnus of YEP Programmes, is now Managing Director at Holland GreenTech in Rwanda. He has developed several skills during his time in YEP,  especially during the Personal Development Training!

Preparatory training course

Training of the 16th batch starts on 4 February 2019
Every year we subsidise the placement of 72 young professionals
Check the latest results of YEP in our annual report

Our Young Experts

Emma Vos - YEP Water at Simavi in Tanzania

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

Anne Serunjogi Namakula

Where is she now? Assistant Resident Engineer at SGI Uganda

Young Expert at Vitens Evides International - Uganda

YEP period 2014 - 2016, batch 2

YEP Role

Project Coordinator at Vitens-Evides International. Click here for more information about my project.



Stakeholder engagement, communication, negotiation, team building, project management, writing skills



Nationality: Ugandan
Education: Msc Environmental Sanitation


Experience before YEP

Water utilities, asset management

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