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


Elman Peace and Human Rights Centre

Peace starts with me: empowering all stakeholders to contribute to reconciliation.

Investing in mental health and well-being whilst breaking the generational cycle of conflict that contributes to perpetuating war in Somalia.

European Centre for Development Policy Management - ECDPM

Young International Professional Programme

Fellowship awarded to Robert Okello (BarefootLaw, KBF Africa Prize winner) to work within the 'YIP Programme' on EU-Africa relations/rule of law in third countries.

Centro de Investigación Laboral y Asesoría Sindical, A.C.


Organising training to contribute to increased integration opportunities for socially vulnerable youth and adults, as well as workshops and seminars to provide support for worker…

Partnerships, missions, specific initiatives

King Baudouin African Development Prize

The KBF Africa Prize (King Baudouin African Development Prize) rewards outstanding contributions of individuals or organizations in the development field in Africa.

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…

Philanthropic action GUIDO HUYSMANS Young African Film Makers Award

Encouraging a positive image of Africa in the media and audio-visual sector, support for African film-making talent and the mutual comprehension of cultural differences.

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).

Press Releases

SAKIFE: a photography exhibition about women’s health in Kivu

22 06 2022

The BELvue is staging the SAKIFE exhibition about the health of women in Kivu. The starting point for the project is the work of Dr. Denis Mukwege, winner of the 2010-2011 KBF Af…

KBF Africa Prize 2020-2021: Elman Peace of Somalia builds a peaceful society in the wake of conflict

16 06 2022

The Somali organisation Elman Peace receives the KBF Africa Prize 2020-2021. A recognition of their successful efforts for peace in Somalia.

KBF Africa Prize awarded to Elman Peace of Somalia

05 05 2022

The Foundation awards its KBF Africa Prize 2020-21 to the Somali organisation Elman Peace, in recognition of its successful efforts to build a peaceful society in Somalia.


Finding healing by building peace for all

KBF Africa Prize

“Peace is so much more than the absence of war.”
Ilwad Elman
Elman Peace