winner 2014-2015ADISCO (Burundi)
for its work in encouraging entrepreneurship and creating cooperatives and health insurance societies federated at national level, so as to strengthen the financial autonomy of individuals and sustainably change the conditions of living together for the people of Burundi.
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, such as the United Nations and its agencies, the World Bank, the European Union, a number of bilateral development agencies, the foundation community and the world of international NGOs.
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.
To submit a candidacy you have to use the electronic form in English, French or Dutch.
Deadline: March 15, 2016. The 2016-2017 King Baudouin African Development Prize call for candidates is closed.
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.