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.


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Training of the 21st batch starts on 21 September

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Deadline for submitting project proposals by organisations (batch 22):

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Mariano Zeinnico

Where is he now? Python Developer at M+ Software, Indonesia

Young Expert at Deltares - Indonesia

YEP period 2017 - 2018, batch 11

YEP Role

I was part of the Deltares Indonesia team and worked as a Young Expert in operational water management. My responsibilities were developing mobile, web or desktop application using several programming languages like Java, Python, JavaScript, etc. I also contributed to give training some applications and programs to local people and clients, most are real time information applications and early warning systems about flood and water sector. Being part of operational water management was exciting, we should be aware when flood is coming, be ready to get dirty and dealing with people who are stakeholders in flood disasters. 

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  • Technical skills in information technology, such as coding and networking
  • Self-motivated & hardworking



Nationality: Indonesian
Education: Bachelor Degree of Informatics Engineering from Sanata Dharma Yogyakarta University, Indonesia


Experience before YEP

I have some experience regarding early warning system and informatics system, which are:

  • Researched, planned, and built landslide early warning system in Indonesia using FEWS and TRIGRS model,
  • Maintenance information system website about rainfall in Central Java Indonesia based on data from EWR Weather Scout radar.
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Thursday, June 8, 2017
YEP Training in Amersfoort
YEP Training Batch 11 : Training held in Amersfoort for 2 weeks, from 5 - 16 June 2016. more

Group Discussion at Fletcher Hotel