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.
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.
Dr Ernest Ahounou had planned to complete a ‘simple’ internship in resuscitation in intensive care at the Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc in Brussels. But COVID-19 turned both his plans and his internship upside down.
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
[29.09.2020] In Rwanda, 1000 Hills Products builds a pineapple drying plant. Together with smallholder farmers, they are setting up a value chain.Read more
[28.09.2020] A new philanthropic tool to fund projects that fight global warming and improve the lives of people in Africa.Read more
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