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

Boris Kouassi Kouassi - YEP Agrofood at MDF Training & Consultancy B.V. in Ivory Coast

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!