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

April van Delden - YEP Agrofood at Impact Terra in Myanmar

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

Aditya Riski Taufani

Where is he now? Junior Researcher at Deltares Indonesia

Young Expert at Deltares - Indonesia

YEP period 2014 - 2016, batch 4

YEP Role

I was part of the Deltares Indonesia team and worked as a Young Expert in operational water management. My responsibilities were developing a real time information system in flood and water management across the country. I also contributed in research regarding water management issues and I assisted local counterparts which entailed working with real time information topics. Being part of operational water management was exciting, we should be aware when floods are coming, be ready to get dirty and dealing with people who are stakeholders in flood disasters.

Click here for more information about my project.



  • Technical skills regarding water management and engineering
  • Understand problems and seeking for solutions
  • Quick learner and eager to learn


Nationality: Indonesian
Education: Bachelor in Civil Engineering and M.Eng in Hydro Engineering (Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia)


Experience before YEP

Recently graduated in October, 2014 and joined Deltares in November, 2014, I have some experience regarding water issues, which are:

  • Research and Implementation of Fog Water Harvesting in Ngoho plateau, Indonesia
    Solving drought problem with harvesting water from the fog
  • Exchange student, University of Tsukuba, Japan
    Exchange student in Environmental Diplomatic Leader program
  • Young water talent, Indonesia-Netherlands Water Challenge
    Proposing idea on Jakarta (Indonesia Capitol) water management issues
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Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Tweet! and save lives
Use twitter for flood warning system? That is what happen in Jakarta. Deltares Indonesia in afiliation with floodtags develop real time information system, which enable to provide information for more

JFEWS system from floodtags (top)

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Flood for Our Chrismast Present
While some people have a nice dinner in chrismast night, laughing with their families, 12000 people ( who reside along upper Citarum riverbanks (Bandung, Indonesia) were forced to leave more

Bandung Flood 19-29 Dec 2015

Tuesday, December 2, 2014
10 days in Netherlands
It has been 10 days I stay in Netherlands for young expert water training program. It was cold in here but the country is nice. And we (Indonesian YEPers, Angga, Maulina and Ifan) have various more

Arriving in Schiphol