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.


“Never a boring day!” - Business development in Zambia

Our Young Expert Bram de Vries is a Young Expert, who is working as a Business Developer of VDS A'campo/Holland Greentech in Zambia. Bram has written a blog about his activities and his life as Young Expert!

Changes in YEP team members

As from April 1st, there will be some changes in the YEP-team.

Preparatory training course

Training of the 15th batch starts on 17 September 2018

Organisations: deadline project submission

Deadline for submitting project proposals by organisations (16th batch):

15 October 2018

Candidates: apply for YEP positions

New YEP positions will be available on 5 November
Every year we subsidise the placement of 72 young professionals
Check the latest results of YEP in our annual report

Our Young Experts

Tanya Huizer - YEP Water at Arcadis Nederland B.V. in Myanmar

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

Andini Kamayana

Where is she now? Communications and Fundraising Officer at ICCO Cooperation Indonesia

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

YEP period 2016 - 2016, batch 6

YEP Role

I am currently the Business Development Officer (BDO) and Junior Trainer/Consultant at the MDF office in Bali, Indonesia. From the business development side, my task is to generate new business for the company and to maintain current client relationships. As a junior trainer/consultant, I will develop and undertake trainings alongside my colleagues on topics such as: results-based management, management skills, outcome mapping and the Most Significant Change theory. For YEP Water, MDF would like to contribute to a more sustainable water sector in Indonesia by building on their ‘soft-skill’ capacities through trainings on Project Management, Results-based Management and M&E amongst others. These ‘soft-skills’ will ideally complement the (‘hard’) technical skills they already have.

Click here for more information about my project.



  • Communications & Reporting
  • Information Management
  • Results-oriented, team player, adaptable
  • Strong IT skills: Microsoft Office, Adobe (Reader, Illustrator, InDesign), Social Media, Web-based Management Systems (Wordpress, Drupal)
  • Multicultural background

Nationality: Indonesian
Education: MA International Social Development, University of East Anglia, UK
BA Behavioural Studies, Monash University, Australia


Experience before YEP

  • Information & Advocacy Consultant, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Reporting Consultant, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Junior Coordination Consultant, United Nations Resident Coordinator’s Office (UN RCO) in Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Gender Mobilization Assistant (Volunteer), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  • Advocacy & Research Intern (Internship), Coalition to address Sexual Exploitation of Children in Cambodia (COSECAM) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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Thursday, October 8, 2015
Jumping Online
Week 2, Day 4 of the YEP Water training with my fellow YEPpers in Amersfoort, the Netherlands. Today we're putting ourselves out into the 'online world' and thanks to Lissy from AKVO, we're learning more

YEP Online Training