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


Irebami Taiwo

Support for 2nd Master in Science & Environmental Technology at Ghent University

Financial support for a key member of Wecyclers (winner of KBF 2018-19 Africa Prize) to further his knowledge/impact on the circular economy and environmental sustainability.

Asociación CasaSito

Coaching Program: Learning for Life –Creating Better Futures

In Guatemala, offer a coaching programme (including career guidance, mentoring, accountability and sexual health education) in secondary schools to young people, who often come f…

Salesiennes missionnaires de Marie Immaculee

Support to Doctor Typhagne Memorial Charitable (DTMC) trust in Tamil Nadu, India

Supporting the philanthropic institution 'Doctor Typhagne Memorial Charitable' (DTMC) in Tamil Nadu, India, which provides intensive care to patients with HIV, tuberculosis or le…

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

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).

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…

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

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