Partners and Supporters

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WAYS would not exist without the help and support of its key partners. Here are some of the associations, groups, organizations and companies that WAYS is proud to be linked with :

Gold Partner

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations established on November 16, 1945. Its stated purpose is to contribute to peace and security by promoting international collaboration through education, science, and culture in order to further universal respect for justice, the rule of law, and the human rights and fundamental freedoms proclaimed in the UN Charter.

UNESCO was present at the inception of WAYS and continues to provide logistical support.

ASSAf was founded in 1996 and former President Nelson Mandela was invited to become the patron of the Academy. In 2001, the Academy was recognized through an Act of Parliament (Act 67 of 2001). The Academy of Science of South Africa was established with the purpose of mobilising academics that over the years contributed to the scientific development and have good international standing.


The Academy aspires to be the apex organization for science and scholarship in South Africa, internationally respected and connected, its membership simultaneously the aspiration of the country’s most active scholars in all fields of scientific enquiries, and the collective resource making possible the professionally managed generation of evidence-based solutions to national problems.


The ASSAf objectives include amongst other things;

  • Use the common ground of scientific knowledge and activity to remove barriers between people and obstacles to full development of their intellectual capacity

  • Endeavour in every possible way to inspire, promote and recognize excellence in scientific and technical practice

  • Investigate and publicly report on various matters, in its own discretion or at large;

  • Promote science education and a culture of science in the population at large;

  • Maintain strict independence while consulting other organizations and individuals in the widest manner possible.

What’s (wlp)°?

A video library
...with links to audio and video lectures of each faculty and from all over the world; and with a search engine that helps you find the lecture of your choice.

A project
...that grows and expands permanently – with YOU as a student, scientist, representative of a university, a company or an organisation: You can create (wlp)°.

An international education network
...with forums that enable you to interact with others interested, concerned and involved in science and teaching; and with a communication system that allows you to establish scientific contacts, workgroups or conferences worldwide. Coming soon!

Sustainably improved livelihoods, worldwide, through dynamic agricultural research for development (ARD)

Mission: To serve as a global platform through which young professionals can express their ideas and realise their full potential towards a dynamic agricultural research for development.


  1. Facilitate exchange of information and knowledge among young professionals across disciplines, professions, age and regions
  2. Broaden opportunities for YPs to contribute to strategic ARD policy debates
  3. To promote agriculture among young people (activities still under discussion)
  4. Facilitate access to resources and capacity building opportunities