King Baudouin African Development Prize 2018/2019 (€ 200.000 Prize for Development Work in Africa)

Application Deadline:  March 1st 2018

The King Baudouin African Development Prize (awarded every other year) aims to reward individuals or organisations who are making an outstanding contribution to development in Africa. The Prize pays particular attention to initiatives which stand out as the best in their fieldm significantly improve the quality of life of the populations they serve, and  empower local communities to take development into their own hands.

Financial support

€ 200.000

Requirements:

  • The submission of a candidate’s file may only be undertaken by a nominator. The selection committee will not consider applications by individuals who are applying for the Prize themselves or for an organization within which they are active.
  • The Prize will be awarded to Africans or organisations which are founded and led by Africans.

The Prize endeavours to reward innovative initiatives of Africans with a longer term vision and ipact  a 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.

Nominee qualifications:

  • The candidate must be either an individual or an organisation.
  • Several individuals or organisations that are not structurally linked cannot be presented as one single candidacy.
  • A former Prize winner may not be submitted a second time as a candidate. If a candidate was not withheld, it may however be submitted again for a next Prize.

Selection criteria:

  • Does the candidate have concrete realizations under his belt?
  • Are they innovative and exemplary?
  • Are they capable of being duplicated elsewhere on the continent?
  • Is there a long-term vision?
  • Is the financial management healthy and transparent?
  • Are the initiatives embedded at local level ?
  • Do they take into account the gender perspective?
  • Are the initiatives directed at all actors of society (inclusiveness)?

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the King Baudouin African Development Prize 2018/2019

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