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.


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

Mariane Pajarillo - YEP Water at Royal HaskoningDHV in Philippines

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

Maula Paramitha Wulandaru

Young Expert at AgriProFocus - Indonesia

YEP period 2017 - 2019, batch 13

YEP Role

I am working at AgriProFocus in Indonesia, a vibrant multi-stakeholder network organization comprise of various stakeholder along agriculture value chain to put join efforts promoting farmers entrepreneurship that ensure agribusiness works for development.  As a agri-food young expert of YEP in AgriProFocus, my role will be as Country Network Assistant that provide high quality assistance in linking, learning, and leadership among members to stimulate (new) impactful collaboration under theme of circular economy, climate smart, inclusive agribusiness, and nutrition.

Click here for more information about my project.



Communications, Journalism, Community Development, Project Management, Event Coordination, M&E, Facilitation, Agribusiness Development, Agroecology



Nationality: Indonesian
Education: Bachelor Degree of Socio-economics of Agriculture, Gadjah Mada University


Experience before YEP

  • Assistant Country at AgriProFocus Indonesia – Jakarta, Indonesia, Sep  2015 – Dec 2017
  • Program Manager for Journalism Training at TEMPO Institute - Jakarta, Indonesia, Sep 2013 – Sep 2015
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Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Red Tilapia from The New Farm
The New Farm, one of urban farming initiative in The Hague city, applies aquaponic system where Tilapia pond and vegetables green house are support each other. Tilapia is very easy to grow and have more

Red Tilapia Fillet and Whole