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scaleWAYS is implemented as a partnership between the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), the Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC) as the local regional implementing partner and the Nairobi office of the International Crop Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) as an international research partner.

The alliance is orchestrated by the Lake Victoria Basin Commission. The most important outreach activities of the alliance to engage with stakeholders in the Lake Victoria basin are:

Community of Practice | Student projects | Webinars | Networking

Community of Practice

About 200 scientists and practitioners working in academic, governmental, business, or civil society organizations in the EAC have been gathered to benefit either through direct engagement in research or through participation in capacity development events organized through a Community of Practice, a vital component of this project.

More information on activities and how to join the community of practice.

Student projects

Developing the capacities of young researchers in the region to take care scaling challenges prompted us to put in place a scholarship programme. ScaleWAYS has supported 10 women and men from the LVBC countries in carrying out their master studies while contributing knowledge to scaleWAYS and its partners. The integration of local students with international researchers provides mutual benefits.


We organise a series of internal and public webinars on agroecology, insights from the deep dives into rice and forage production, and the political economy analysis. Also, these webinars are platforms for exchange of diverse perspectives on critical topics that influence the scaling of sustainable water and land management in the Lake Victoria basin.


A range of tools is used for networking within the community of practice and beyond.

Our tools include the use of:

  • the IIASA conect online networking platform
  • an active membership in the Africa Uninet for linking African and Austrian research institutions
The project is funded by the Austrian Development Agency and individual own contributions of the three partner organizations.

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)

International Crop Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)

Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC)

Austrian Development Agency

Project funding