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.


Candidates: apply for YEP positions

New YEP positions will be available on 18 December

Organisations: deadline project submission

Deadline for submitting project proposals by organisations (14th batch):

1 December 2017

Preparatory training course

Training of the 13th batch starts on 13 November 2017

Changes in the YEP team

Anne-Marie Slaa has accepted a new challenge and, therefore, will leave the YEP team. Paul van Essen will be the interim Project Manager YEP Agrofood!

Submit proposals for CGIAR/YEP positions now!

Project proposals for post-doc or researchers Young Expert positions through CGIAR can be submitted until December 1st 2017.
Every year we subsidise the placement of 72 young professionals
Check the latest results of YEP in our annual report

Our Young Experts

Abdullah Al-Baki - YEP Water at Nelen & Schuurmans B.V. in Bangladesh

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

Our Alumni

Yep AgroYep Water



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