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

Nada Al-Dahmashi - YEP Water at Meta Meta in Yemen

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

Alief Angga Prasetya

Where is he now? Water Technologist at WLN Indonesia

Young Expert at Waterleidingmaatschappij Drenthe - Indonesia

YEP period 2015 - 2017, batch 5

YEP Role

I worked as water process engineer in the WLN Indonesia and was part of it as a Local Young Expert. I was involved in many several water projects related to water technology using membrane technology such as drinking water, ultrapure water, and wastewater treatment.
Click here for more information about my project.



  • Research skills in food, water and wastewater treatment
  • Technical skills related to membrane technology for water treatment
  • High passion for learning new things, enthusiastic, and hard working

Nationality: Indonesian
Education: Master Degree in Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Technology Industry, Institut Technoloy Bandung, Indonesia. Bachelor Degree in Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Technic, Diponegoro University, Semarang, Indonesia


Experience before YEP

  • Project Engineer in GDP Filter, the membrane manufacture in Indonesia to produced membrane products and engineering design of water and wastewater treatment
  • Research Assistant in Downstream Processing Laboratory, ITB to give assistance in research and development of membrane technology
  • Process Engineer in Indonesia Oil Company Tambun Field project in design and consultancy of produced water treatment to meet reinjection water quality standard
  • Process Engineer in Indonesia Oil Company Tambun Field project in design and consultancy extraction of condensate from associated gas
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Thursday, April 23, 2015
YEP Program Batch 5
Day 3 Social Media Training It's quite nice day to having lesson about social media, RSR and soon we will have for video training session!!! The previous session social media class we learned more

Wefie Group 2 (RSR Session)