The Centre for the Study of the Great Lakes Region of Africa is a research centre dedicated to gathering and processing information about countries in the Great Lakes Region. One important aim is to accurately assess and monitor the developments in the region’s various conflicts. Founded in 1996 and closely affiliated with the University of Antwerp, the Centre favours a multidisciplinary approach, integrating economics, political science and law into its analyses. It acts as an adviser to NGOs and the Belgian government. Address: RUCA-COL, Middelheimlaan 1 C, 2000 Antwerp, Belgium; tel: +32 (3) 218 0662; fax: +32 (3) 218 0666; email: .  Contact: Filip Reyntjens, director.  Number of staff: 8.  Budget: $100,000 - $500,000.   
Publications: L’Afrique des grands lacs: annuaire 1997/1998; The administration of justice in Rwanda and the international criminal tribunal for Rwanda, 1997.

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