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.

Nine winners together (fltr): Tonee Ndungu for Kytabu, Kenya (2016/2017), Penninah Susan Naikula for BarefootLaw, Uganda (2016/2017), Emmanuel Owusu for Farmerline, Ghana (2016/2017), Ousmane Sy, Mali (2004/2005), Bogaletch Gebre, Ethiopia (2012/2013), Deogratias Niyonkuru for ADISCO, Burundi (2014/2015), Gerald Abila for BarefootLaw, Alloysius Attah for Farmerline and Paul Mugambi for Kytabu

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.

KBF Africa Prize 2020-2021

Four finalists have been selected for the KBF Africa Prize 2020-2021. Field visits have been postponed due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, and are now tentatively scheduled early 2021.

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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2013

Bogaletch Gebre, Ethiopia (2012/2013)

Empower women and establish a true community-based movement for social change.

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