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The King Baudouin African Development Prize rewards outstanding contributions of individuals or organizations in the development field in Africa.  

The Prize spotlights innovative initiatives which improve quality-of-life and empower local communities to take development into their own hands.  


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King Baudouin

King Baudouin  

Born in 1930, Prince Baudouin of Belgium succeeded his father, King Leopold III, in 1951. After reigning for 42 years, King Baudouin died in 1993. Throughout his reign, Belgium was marked by profound economic and social changes, by the decolonisation of the Congo and by the political transformation from a unitary to a federal state. Belgium promoted the cause of NATO and served at the forefront of European integration. At a more personal level, King Baudouin was highly respected for his deep social commitments, fighting against all forms of inequality in both Belgium and the developing world.

King Baudouin Foundation  

The King Baudouin Foundation supports projects and citizens with a commitment to build a better society. We look for sustainable ways of bringing about justice, democracy and respect for diversity.

The King Baudouin Foundation is independent and pluralistic. It was founded in 1976 to mark the 25th anniversary of King Baudouin’s reign.