King Baudouin Foundation’s Africa Prize: Rewarding Organisations improving the Lives of People
Nominations are now open for the King Baudouin Foundation (KBF) Africa Prize to reward African organisations which contribute to sustainably improving the lives of people in Africa.
The Prize is awarded every other year and seeks to draw public attention to the many inspirational stories, challenges and successes emerging from the African continent.
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.
Who can be awarded?
The KBF Africa Prize rewards organisations which have been established in Africa, by Africans and which are managed and led by Africans.
The Prize pays particular attention to initiatives that tackle challenges in Africa in transformative ways, which are resilient and adaptable in a constantly changing context, which have a long-term vision, and which empower people to take their future into their own hands.
To ensure diversity of the laureates, the candidate should not be based in the same country as the last 2 laureates of the Prize. For this 2023-2024 edition: Somalia and Nigeria.
The candidate should not work on the same broad topics as the last 2 laureates of the Prize. For this 2023-2024 edition: peace-building and waste management.
The candidate needs to be active since at least 2019.
The candidate should present recommendation letters from two individuals external to the organisation (and not member of its Board).