Name: The European Xtramile Centre of African Studies (EXCAS).

Legal status: Think tank in Belgium (business registration number: 728 550 667).

Background and Focus: the EXCAS is a group of concerned African scholars. It aims to produce and disseminate high quality research for the development of Africa. The EXCAS as a platform coordinates research collaboration activities among researchers which directly address both the concerns of policy makers and gaps in existing scholarship.

Mission statement:  providing policy makers and the scientific community with high quality knowledge products for Africa’s development.