The King Baudouin African Development Prize
The King Baudouin African Development Prize (KBF Africa Prize) rewards outstanding contributions made by Africans, individuals or organisations, in Africa.
The Prize pays particular attention to initiatives that stand out as the best in their field, significantly improve the quality of life of the people they serve and empower people to take development into their own hands.
In addition to a cash prize of 200,000 euro, winners of the Prize have a unique opportunity to enhance their visibility and promote their aims among an international audience.
The Prize endeavours to reward innovative initiatives of Africans with a longer term vision and impact proven track record in improving the quality of life. The Selection Committee also pays particular attention to initiatives that stand out as the best in their field, improve the quality of life of the people they serve and empower people to take development into their own hands.
There are no restrictions as to the chosen themes. The Selection Committee favors positive approaches that deal with actual challenges in Africa.
- The candidate must be either an individual or an organisation. The nominee should be an organization which is founded and led by Africans, or Africans who are active in Africa.
- Several individuals or organisations that are not structurally linked cannot be presented as one single candidacy.
- If a nominee was not withheld in a previous edition of the Prize, it may be nominated again for a next Prize.
WHO CAN NOMINATE A CANDIDACY
The submission of a candidate’s file may only be undertaken by a nominator. The nominator can be any person who knows well the merits of the individual candidate or the organization which he wants to nominate, but with no further financial or personal interest by nominating this candidate. For example, the nominator can not be a relative of the person he wishes to nominate, nor a board member or a member of staff of the organization he wishes to nominate.
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