KBF Africa Prize

Rewarding remarkable contributions to development in Africa.

The King Baudouin African Development Prize (KBF Africa Prize) rewards outstanding contributions to development in Africa, initiated and led by Africans. The Prize is awarded every two years and aims to draw public attention to the many inspirational stories, challenges and successes emerging from the African continent. Beyond its financial value of 200,000 euros, the Prize offers its winners unique opportunities to increase their visibility and promote their cause to international audiences.

Our activities

  • we manage the call for nominations and the award of the KBF Africa Prize, whose winner is selected by an independent international jury
  • and we organise promotional activities for the Prizewinner’s activities and ideas, in Europe and Africa, as well as in the United States and Canada with KBFUS and KBF CANADA.

KBF Africa Prize is part of the programme International

More info on kbfafrica.org

Calls for projects

KBF Africa Prize 2020-2021

Rewards outstanding contributions to development in Africa

Selection announced


Herman Van de Velde

Pedagogische vorming post-pandemie

In order to tackle the problems caused by the coronary pandemic in Nicaragua, organise pedagogical training in the fields of health and economics; and specifically in education, …

Initiative Développement Pêche

Appui et accompagnement des activités d’I.D. Pêche, Bénin

Supporting and guiding the activities of I.D. Pêche, in Benin, to ensure their cost-efficiency within a restructured framework.

Initiative Développement Pêche

Construction d'une Maison Maternelle - Centre ressources au Bénin.

Building a home for unmarried mothers in the south of Benin, to care for and support children from 2.5 to 5 years old.

Funds and philanthropic tools

Dr Denis Mukwege - Panzi Hospital Fund

Purchase of medical material, study grants (for doctors, psychologists and parajurists) in the DRC or elsewhere, support for social reintegration projects, building health centre…

Femme burundaise au travail dans la plantation de café

For peasants' dignity (Fund)

Support for vulnerable households in Burundi and elsewhere in Africa to help them develop an integrated family farm, inspired by the book « Pour la dignité paysanne » (2018).

Bogaletch Gebre Fund for Girls Education in Ethiopia

Supporting KMG-Ethiopia in expanding its successful transformative approaches in new areas in Ethiopia and in setting up a first Girls College