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.


Introduction video YEP

YEP in a nutshell: the new introduction video about YEP Programmes is now online.

Announcement: new deadlines for submitting YEP proposals!

New deadline for submitting YEP proposals: 30 June!!

YEP Effect 5: result of YEP Phase I

The fifth edition of YEP Effect has been released! In this magazine, we reflect on 16 batches of Young Experts in YEP Phase I, and the new Tailor-made programme. Download here!

Organisations: deadline project submission

Deadline for submitting project proposals by organisations (batch 17 and 18):

30 June 2018

Candidates: apply for YEP positions

New YEP positions will be available on 18 July

Preparatory training course

Training of the 17th batch starts on 16 September
Every year we subsidise the placement of 72 young professionals
Check the latest results of YEP in our annual report

Our Young Experts

Thierno Amadou Sissoko - YEP Tailor-made at WaterWorX in Mali

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

(Fiqy) Muhamad Taufiq Hidayat

Young Expert at MDF Training & Consultancy B.V. - Indonesia

YEP period 2016 - 2018, batch 11

YEP Role

I’m currently a Business Development Officer / Jr. Trainer at  MDF Training & Consultancy, Bali, Indonesia. My main role is generating new business for company and maintain strong relationship with previous clients. I am also responsible for promoting business through various channels; events, magazines, and social media. Other than that, I work closely with Sr. trainer/consultant to deliver training in such topics: intercultural communication, leadership & people management, and Management Skills. 

Click here for more information about my project.



  • Strategic Management

  • Marketing Communication

  • Training & Coaching

  • Social Media Specialist

  • Event Management

  • Sales & Marketing


Nationality: Indonesian
Education: Bachelor Degree in Public Relations from University of Indonesia, Master Degree in Defense Management from Indonesia Defence University – Cranfield University UK


Experience before YEP

  • Business Development / Jr. Trainer at MDF Training & Cosultancy, Indonesia
  • Marketing Communication at Kompas Gramedia Group of Magazine, Indonesia
  • External Trainer at Infinity Indonesia, Indonesia
  • EMI Client Relation at International SOS, Indonesia
  • Defense Management Course at Naval Posgraduate School, Monterey, USA
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Thursday, June 8, 2017
Introduction AKVO RSR for YEP Programmes
Now, we are in class with half of YEP # 11 batch, we are being introduced to AKVO RSR program that is going to be used to update and monitor our program. This is useful platform to keep us in the more

In the middle of training from AKVO. Leuk!