KBF Africa Prize |

The King Baudouin African Development Prize (KBF Africa Prize) rewards outstanding contributions to development in Africa, initiated and led by Africans. It seeks to draw public attention to the many inspirational stories, challenges and successes emerging from the African continent.

The Prize is awarded every other year. Beyond its monetary value of 200.000 euros, it offers its winners unique opportunities to increase their visibility and promote their cause to international audiences.

That the Prize’s impact is much more than financial, is confirmed by two former Winners in a short video Crossing continents: the KBF Africa Prize experience.

Group photo of present and past Laureates of the KBF Africa Prize: Fartuun Adan, Rakia Bihi, Samiya Gaid and Ilwad Elman of Elman Peace (Somalia), Tonee Ndungu of Kytabu (Kenya), Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola of Wecyclers (Nigeria), Alloysius Attah of Farmerline (Ghana), Ousmane Sy (Mali), Gerald Abila of BarefootLaw (Uganda) and Deogratias Niyonkuru of ADISCO (Burundi)

Who can be awarded?

The KBF Africa Prize rewards innovative initiatives of Africans with a long-term vision and a proven impact track record.

The Prize pays particular attention to initiatives that stand out in their field and that empower people to take development into their own hands. There are no thematic restrictions, but they should tackle current challenges in Africa.

Since 2012, the Prize has its specific focus on Africa. Previously, the King Baudouin International Development Prize awarded organisations or individuals from all over the world.

Selection Committee

The KBF Africa Prize laureate is carefully selected by an independent Selection Committee consisting of 12 Belgian and international experts.

2022

Elman Peace (2020/2021)

Combat violence and promote social justice, empower and cultivate leadership skills among [...]

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2019

Wecyclers, Nigeria (2018/2019)

Leveraging the power of Lagos' communities by redistributing benefits from recycled waste.

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2017

BarefootLaw, Farmerline & Kytabu (2016/2017)

For their work to improve access to knowledge in law, agriculture and education.

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2015

ADISCO, Burundi (2014/2015)

Encourage entrepreneurship and create cooperatives and health insurance societies.

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