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


Council of Popular Education of Latin America and the Caribbean

Popular Education Process in Latin America and the Caribbean, in the Construction of a Latin American Political Subject.

Together with committed inhabitants, analyse the real situation, strategies and alternatives in 3 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, in order to build and strengthen a…

Corporacion Proyectarte

Chemins d'opportunités

Involving art in the psychosocial counselling of 700 young people who are victims of poverty, violence and frequent violations of their rights, in Medellín, Colombia, in order to…

Village Health Works

Scholarships for Kigutu International Academy

Opening of the Kigutu International Academy (KIA) by the end of 2020, which offers quality secondary education to young Burundians with high potential; to form a network of peopl…

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…

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).

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.

Press Releases

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.