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.


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New edition of YEP Effect: no. 6!

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

Preparatory training course

Training of the 21st batch starts on 21 September

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
Every year we subsidise the placement of 72 young professionals
Check the latest results of YEP in our annual report

Our Young Experts

Amos Gikuni Muriithi - YEP Agrofood at Truvalu in Kenya

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

Njaka Rasoamanambola

Where is he now? Project Coordinator at Practica Foundation Madagascar

Young Expert at Practica Foundation - Madagascar

YEP period 2014 - 2016, batch 4

YEP Role

I worked with Practica Foundation as a Project manager, and was involved in the research and development of new solutions for water catchment. Supported by Practica headquarter team, I contributed to the works on the design, tests, assessment and dissemination related to the improvement of manual drilling, rainwater harvesting and other water supply technologies.

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I am an analytical person who works structured and systematic. I am a very flexible person able to work in groups. Interdisciplinary thinking is an important aspect of the work I am doing at the moment. I am curious and eager to learn new things and new challenges.



Nationality: Malagasy

  • Civil engineer: Diploma of Civil Construction Engineer
    InstitutSupérieur de Technologies d’Antananarivo- Madagascar
    Theme of thesis: “Studies of a 10 floors building fondations on marchy soil”
  • Civil engineer: License Diplomas
    InstitutSupérieur de Technologies d’Antananarivo- Madagascar
    Theme of thesis: “Water supply of the Charemeraie building complex”


Experience in Water

  • Ivory Coast: training of workshop in the production of manual drilling tools
  • Benin: Geo-hydrology training for local well drilling teams

Experience in sanitation

  • Diagnosis on USAID funded sanitary blocks filling rate, design of sludge management plans, trainings of managers, building sludge treatment facilities (sludge dryers, compost pits); Baseline surveys for the development of WASH projects
  • Technical support to the baseline studies and practical tests in the frame of the project untitled “Pilotinga latrines emptying service in Ambositra”

Experience in Construction

Designer computer, Engineer Construction, structure analysis

YEP Water


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Monday, June 13, 2016
Capstan-based design for mechanizing manual well drilling
Manually drilled wells can be to 2-5 times cheaper than boreholes drilled with industrial rigs while providing the same quality well. Where applicable, manual well drilling has proven to be an more

Friday, June 10, 2016
Manual drilling into my smartphone!!!!!
One of the most exciting ongoing PRACTICA's Project: the "Virtual Coach" Yes, now drillers will be coached virtually after training. The "VIrtual Coach" is designed to guide drillers step by step more

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Wednesday, December 3, 2014
we are ready for another experience...
each on his more