Based in Brussels, the King Baudouin Foundation (KBF) is an independent, pluralistic foundation working to improve society for more than 40 years. We support African actors in their own development activities, with a focus on the DR Congo and Burundi.
“The Africa I would like to see in the future is one in which my son grows up proud. An Africa that is capable of developing creative and sustainable African solutions to African problems, and taking this message beyond the mantra that currently is.”
Gerald Abila, BarefootLaw
The King Baudouin African Development Prize (KBF Africa Prize) rewards outstanding contributions to development in Africa, initiated and led by Africans. The Prize seeks to draw international public attention to the many inspirational stories emerging from the African continent.
Leveraging the power of Lagos’ communities by redistributing benefits from recycled waste.Read more
For their work to improve access to knowledge in law, agriculture and education.
Encourage entrepreneurship and create cooperatives and health insurance societies.
The Bokundoli programme aims to allow the Congolese education system to renew the way it teaches young Congolese people about citizenship and a historical awareness of their country.
In Africa, over 40% of the population are unable to prove their identity, which means they are unable to access essential services such as health care and education. The UIAfrica Fund aims to tackle this problem by boosting the civil registration of births.
Fewer than one in five Congolese have access to the Internet, barely more than 19% of the population. It is an abysmal digital divide that Jean-Louis Mbaka and his colleagues at Kinshasa Digital intend to reduce considerably.
Support for ‘civil society-enterprise’ partnerships engaged in the SDGs in 52 developing countries.Read more
Scholarships for students from the South and support for Belgian organisations working in the field of water.Read more
Efficient philanthropic solutions for organizations in Africa who are working in the public interest.Read more
[03.11.2020] OVO received the award in the category Developing Country Cooperation. A nice recognition for their support to African start-ups, focusing on sustainable technologies.Read more
[20.11.2020] More than 1 in 3 children worldwide have no legal existence. This is why Urgency Identity Africa and BENIN ODD TV co-produced a video highlighting the importance of having a legal identity.Read more
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