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.


MDF newsletter by Young Experts!

A number of the Young Experts, employed by MDF, have released another edition of the "What's Yeppening" newsletter of MDF!

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

Tigist Gelebo Sengogo - YEP Water at Waterschap Zuiderzeeland in Ethiopia

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

Maulina Indriyani

Where is she now? Project officer at Deltares Indonesia

Young Expert at Deltares - Indonesia

YEP period 2014 - 2016, batch 4

YEP Role

I worked as a local Young Expert for Deltares. I focused on hydraulic aspects, especially for flood hazard mapping in Jakarta. To generate the network system for flood hazard mapping, I had to deal with some software like GIS and SOBEK. I also needed to understand the drainage systems, how they were connected, and the operation system and what causes the floodings.


Click here for more information about my project.



  • Research skills in physical modeling and data analyzing
  • Technical skills regarding water engineering
  • Good observation and hard working

Nationality: Indonesian
Education: Bachelor in Civil and Environmental Engineering (2008-2012) and Master in Hydro Engineering (2011-2014), Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia.


Experience before YEP

I graduated from Master Degree on October 2014 and started to work for Deltares on November 2014. I spent most of my time in researches when I was studying in Master Degree and had some publications:

  • “Simplified debris force due to tsunami on a rectangular column”, presented in the 19th IAHR-APD Congress, 21-24 September 2014, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • “Debris Forces on Rectangular column due to Tsunami”, presented in the 4th MSD in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 8-9 September 2013
  • “Reduksi Gaya Tsunami pada Bangunan Terlindung dengan Variasi Porositas dan Jarak Pelindung”, presented in the 29th PIT HATHI (Indonesian Association of Hydraulics  Engineering), Bandung, Indonesia, 19-21 October 2012
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Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Field visit to validate the water resources model
The water resources model for Indonesia has been developed under SIWAMI project. In some of the main intakes locations, the water supply from the model has been compared to the water demand from more

Dams system and SIWAMI result in Lame irrigation area

Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Calibrating WFlow model for Java
Deltares and Pusair have been working together to develop a water resources modeling framework for Indonesia. The framework uses WFlow as the hydrological model, Delft-FEWS as the interface, and more

Water resources model for Indonesia: Calibrating process

Monday, June 13, 2016
Signing MoU of Deltares-Pusair
The CEO of Deltares came to Indonesia. One of his agendas is signing the MoU between Deltares and Pusair (research center of water resources in Indonesia). With this Mou, the cooperation of Deltares more

Signing MoU of Deltares-Pusair