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,
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.
In the rules of Procedure of the Prize, you will find a list of possible nominators, This list is not exhaustive.
No consideratin will be given to nominations of persons or groups applying for the Prize on their own behalf. Likewise a nomination of an organization will be refused if this is submitted by an officer of that organization.
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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.