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

Victor Shana - YEP Tailor-made at WaterWorX in Zimbabwe

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

Anton Sanyaja

Where is he now? Account Manager at Hilti Asia, Indonesia

Young Expert at Witteveen + Bos - Indonesia

YEP period 2013 - 2015, batch 1

YEP Role

I finished my Bachelor in Civil Engineering focusing. After finishing my study I worked in Witteveen+Bos in Allplan division. I am specialised in construction and infrastructure where I worked as a BIM designer. I provided 3D Modeling as well as 2D drawing with the reinforcement and I have been involved in water related structures such as overflow drains, pumping stations and sewerage systems such as Canal, Culvert.
Click here for more information about my project.



I am a determined and optimistic person, I have skills in doing scientific research, communication and linguistic skills, easy to adapt in a new environment, enthused in learning new stuff.



Nationality: Indonesian
Education: Diploma Degree of Civil Engineering at Politeknik Negeri Jakarta (June 2008-August 2011), Major in Building Construction. Bachelor Degree of Civil Engineering at Universitas Jaya Baya (May 2012-May 2013)


Experience before YEP

  • Internship at Adhi Karya Contractor as a field engineer on Kuningan City  Mega Block Project in Jakarta
  • Research of material engineering funded by Ministry of Education of Indonesia entitled “ Utilization Waste of Copper (Copper Slag) as a substitution of fine aggregate for Self Compacting Concrete) (January – March 2011)
  • Member of AIESEC Universitas Indonesia, served as business development staff, my specific work is doing business market research towards several companies and stake holders to provide benefit to AIESEC Universitas Indonesia
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Friday, June 12, 2015
Site visit on the Reclaimed Island in Jakarta Bay
It has been a while since my last update, but in the meantime I have been busy with several activities, including drawings for a reclamation in the Jakarta Bay. Last Wednesday (12/6/2015) I along more

Kapuk Naga Indah Island in North Bay of Jakarta

Monday, September 8, 2014
Once upon a time In Friesland..
After visiting the heritage site "Woudagemaal" we headed to another interesting corner of Friesland Province, more

emergency selfie time with another Yeppers Batch 1 and the captain on boat