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

Sijmen Weesie - YEP Water at Safi Sana in Ghana

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

Angga Trysa Yuherdha

Where is he now? Young Geodetic and Hydrology Expert at Deltares Indonesia

Young Expert at Deltares - Indonesia

YEP period 2014 - 2016, batch 4

YEP Role

I worked at Deltares in Indonesia as a Local Young Expert. I focused on land subsidence phenomena in Jakarta area. As the contribution of each cause of subsidence in Jakarta was questionable. My responsibilities were developing subsidence model due to the groundwater abstraction and calculate the contribution to the total land subsidence in Jakarta. I also assisted young local researcher in groundwater modeling and hydrological modeling.
Click here for more information about my project.



  • Technical skill regarding precise positioning and mapping activities
  • Research skill in modeling and data analyzing
  • Fast learner and adaptable


Nationality: Indonesian
Education: Bachelor and Master in Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering, Faculty of Earth Science and Engineering, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia


Experience before YEP

My background is in Geodesy and Geomatics engineering. During my study I have a lot of experience about positioning and mapping technology/activities. I also joined in the research about land subsidence monitoring in Jakarta and Semarang, peat land subsidence monitoring in Central Java, and atmospheric modeling for geometric correction. I joined Deltares since November 2014 and my experiences in Deltares are about subsurface modeling, groundwater modeling, and hydrological modeling.

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Thursday, August 4, 2016
Round-table discussion on Land Subsidence was held in Jakarta..
The round-table discussion was held in Jakarta to discuss a strategy and to identify concrete steps to tackle this ‘hidden’, but urgent, threat. It was organised by DKI (the Province of more

Round-table discussion of subsidence in Jakarta, 26-5-2016

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Land Subsidence maps of Jakarta
The map shows the land subsidence in Jakarta Basin for the last 40 years. The map is produced from the leveling surveys and GPS surveys in Jakarta. more

Land Subsidence in Jakarta Basin (1974-2010)