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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Hnin Nandar Aye

Young Expert at Arcadis Nederland B.V. - Myanmar

YEP period 2020 - 2022, batch 20

YEP Role

I have been working as a junior consultant in Arcadis Myanmar since 2019. Based on the experiences of the previous projects, I have improved in project management and water management skills. As I am a local representative of Arcadis, I contribute the projects in stakeholder consultations, capacity building, field surveying, data collection, management and processing and project planning and communication as well.



  • Waterways
  • Water Management
  • Project Management
  • Project Coordination
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
  • Team Player


Nationality: Myanmar
Education: Bachelor of Engineering: Port and Harbor Engineering, Myanmar Maritime University (Yangon, Myanmar)


Experience before YEP

February 2019 – Present: Junior Consultant Ports and Waterways, Water and Environment, Arcadis Nederland B.V., Myanmar

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