Using the same principles that drive the creative process of its Musicians Collective, the Nile Project is designing a new platform for leaders and experts to collaborate on solving the most intractable challenges at the root of the Nile conflict. The seed of this professional network was planted in June 2016 during the first meeting of Nile Scholars in Nairobi, Kenya. The Nile Scholars Network’s mandate is to promote interdisciplinary collaborative research among Nile experts across the basin.