ScaleWAYS aims to contribute to the resilience of land and water resources, the improved health of ecosystems, and human wellbeing in the Lake Victoria Basin and the East African Community (EAC) as a whole, as these are threatened by strong population growth and the effects of climate change projected for the coming decades.
Activities carried out over the course of the three-year implementation period are structured around the following output areas:
The IIASA Water and Risk and Resilience programs will work together to deliver on these set output areas.
The proposed outcome of the project is to have an improved understanding of the up scaling of local and regional land and water management practices for the sustainable intensification of rainfed and irrigated agriculture. About 200 scientists and practitioners working in academic, governmental, business, or civil society organizations in the EAC will benefit either through direct engagement in research, or through participation in capacity development events organized through a Community of Practice, which will be established through this project.
ScaleWAys will contribute to the resilience of future water and land resources, ecosystems, and the wellbeing of the population living in the EAC and in particular, the 45 million people residing within the Lake Victoria basin.
The work will be undertaken 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 LVBC will involve its relevant member countries (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda) in the research project. Local universities and centers of excellence will join to carry out specific research activities.
The project is funded by the Austrian Development Agency and own contributions of the three partner organisations.
Last edited: 09 October 2019
Program Director and Principal Research Scholar Biodiversity and Natural Resources Program
Guest Research Scholar Water Security Research Group - Biodiversity and Natural Resources Program
Further Project Information
December 2018 - December 2021
International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Schlossplatz 1, A-2361 Laxenburg, Austria
Phone: (+43 2236) 807 0 Fax:(+43 2236) 71 313