The main goal of the Young Expert Programmes (YEP), consisting of YEP Water, YEP Agrofood, YEP Energy and YEP Tailor-made, 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 and renewable energy 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), the Food & Business Knowledge Platform and the Netherlands Enterprise Agency.


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New edition of YEP Effect: no. 6!

We are proud to present the 6th edition of YEP Effect!

Preparatory training course

Training of the 21st batch starts on 21 September

Organisations: deadline project submission

Deadline for submitting project proposals by organisations (batch 22):

11 October 2020

Candidates: apply for YEP positions

New YEP positions will be available on 28 October
Every year we subsidise the placement of 72 young professionals
Check the latest results of YEP in our annual report

Our Young Experts

Emma Feenstra - YEP Agrofood at Fair & Sustainable in Kenya

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

Dhimas Putranto

Young Expert at ICCO Cooperation - Indonesia

YEP period 2020 - 2022, batch 19

YEP Role

As a business development officer for ICCO Regional Office Southeast Asia, I am working on projects related to the use of new technology for smallholder farmers. Currently, I am responsible for project management and business development of two G4AW (Geodata for Agriculture and Water) in Indonesia, which are SMARTseeds for vegetable farmers, and SpiceUp for pepper farmers. Aside from managing those projects, I also support the business development and proposal writing work of ICCO ROSEA team with specialization on the topics of new technology for sustainable agriculture.  



  • Project development
  • Project management
  • Market research
  • Proposal writing
  • Stakeholder management and communication
  • Business development
  • Design thinking and facilitation
  • Entrepreneurship and Intrapreneurship

Nationality: Indonesian
Education: MSc in Organic Agriculture with Entrepreneurship Track, Wageningen University, The Netherlands, Joint BSc in Agrotechnology and Agronomy (University of Jember, Indonesia and Kasetsart University, Thailand)


Experience before YEP

  • Academic intern at East West Seed Company
  • Research intern at Kasetsart University, Thailand
  • Summer Intern at Thailand’s National Corn and Sorghum Research Center
  • Project co-initiator of Veggie Wheel Board Volunteer Project in Myanmar
  • Project co-initiator of Hack-a-Farm agri-hackathon event in Indonesia and Vietnam
  • International workshop, conference, and study experience in Thailand, Laos, Norway, Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia, United States of America, and the Netherlands
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