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.


Preparatory training course

Training of the 19th batch starts on 20 January 2020

Organisations: deadline project submission

Deadline for submitting project proposals by organisations (batch 20):

1 March 2020

Candidates: apply for YEP positions

New YEP positions will be available on 23 March

Introduction video YEP

YEP in a nutshell: the new introduction video about YEP Programmes is now online.
Every year we subsidise the placement of 72 young professionals
Check the latest results of YEP in our annual report

Our Young Experts

Yeusuf Ahmed - YEP Agrofood at Mott MacDonald in Bangladesh

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

Ratu Asye

Young Expert at Waterleidingmaatschappij Drenthe - Indonesia

YEP period 2016 - 2018, batch 10

YEP Role

Project Manager

Click here for more information about my project.



  • Chemical analysis on general water and environmental samples

  • Environmental Engineering

  • General water sampling and Monitoring

  • Environmental Monitoring


Nationality: Indonesian
Education: Universitas Teknik Sulawesi Utara (North Sulawesi Engineering University), Environmental Engineering


Experience before YEP

Augustus 2014-present: Laboratory&Business Support WLN - Bogor Indonesia at PT. Water Laboratory Nusantara Indonesia. Responsibilities:

  • Project Managing on existing Customers
  • Arrange Laboratory production flows
  • Together with marketing team to manage oil and gas Tender
  • Managing existing oil and Gas Company from sampling to reporting
  • Introduce WLN Indonesia to Customer in West area of Indonesia
  • Developing WLN New Laboratory in Bogor
  • Target ISO 17025 Accreditation on 2017 for WLN Bogor Laboratory
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