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

Emmy Dortant - YEP Agrofood at Cordaid in Uganda

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

Novitasari Anggiarini

Young Expert at Witteveen + Bos - Indonesia

YEP period 2018 - 2020, batch 14

YEP Role

I worked as hydrologist at Witteveen Bos Indoneisa in Jakarta. I processes knowledge about hydrology and hydraulic engineering. I work (on going) projects regarding the water management in oil palm plantation, water resource management and hydrology.

Click here for more information about my project.



  • Hydraulic modelling and hydrology analysis
  • Data analysis using ArcGIS
  • Enthusiastic and creative

Nationality: Indonesian
Education: Bachelor in Civil and Environmental Engineering (2011-2015), Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia


Experience before YEP

I graduated form Bachelor degree on November 2017 and started to work for Witteveen Bos on January 2018. I worked on several projects within Witteveen Bos:

  • 2017 - Feasibility Study Hutan Arsari. Water management engineer of hydraulic modelling and hydrological analysis
  • 2017 - Quick Scan Flood Mitigation Oil Palm Plantation. Water management engineer of SOBEK modelling and hydrological analysis
  • 2016 - Feasibility Study small hydro power in Sierra Leone. Analysis of the potential area with ArcGIS software
  • 2016 - Detail Engineering Design Water Management Kosambi Land Development. Water management engineer of SOBEK Modelling and hydrological analisys
  • 2015 - 3D hydraulic modelling test for Sei Silau Intake Weir in North Sumatra Indonesia. Process engineer of design test for intake weir at Hydraulic and Hydrology Laboratorium Gadjah Mada University
  • 2015 - Designing railway drainage system in Aceh Indonesia. Process engineer of the designing the railway drainage system and analysis the design discharge for the drainage
  • 2015 - Designing intake weir in Semarang, Indonesia. Process engineer of designing intake weir and analysis the design discharge
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Friday, May 11, 2018
site visit on water supply project
The clients plans to develop a recreation area; which will be mainly occupied by villas, a hotel, park and recreational facilities. A water quality and water availability study was conducted. The more

take the water samples