Winners 2016-2017BarefootLaw (Uganda), Farmerline (Ghana) and Kytabu (Kenya)
showcase the creativity of young, African entrepreneurs for innovative solutions that unlock the power of people and communities through better access to knowledge in fields as diverse as law (BarefootLaw), agriculture (Farmerline) and education (Kytabu).
The King Baudouin African Development Prize rewards outstanding contributions to development in Africa, initiated and led by Africans. The Prize also seeks to draw public attention to the many inspirational stories, including challenges and successes, emerging from the African continent.
The Prize is awarded every other year by the King Baudouin Foundation. 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,
Nominations are admissible only if [...] the submission is made by a person or organization deemed to be qualified to make such recommendations because of his/her function, expertise or experience in the field.
The next call for nominations will be launched in December 2017.
In its selection of a winner, the King Baudouin Foundation's Board of Governors bases itself on a report drawn up by an independent Selection Committee. To guarantee both a degree of renewal and the required continuity, the composition of the Committee is modified slightly every time the Prize is awarded.
When examining the entries, the Selection Committee also attaches special value to the following questions:
At the end of two selection phases, three to four finalists will be retained. These finalists will receive the visit of a delegation of the Selection Committee.
Presentation of the Prize to the winners: 20th June 2017
Winners Tour in Brussels: June 2017
Winners Tour in the United States: November 2017