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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  

King Baudouin reigned from 1951 till 1993. Throughout his reign, Belgium was marked by profound economic and social changes, the decolonization of the Congo and the European integration - in which Belgium served at the forefront.

King Baudouin was highly respected for his deep social commitments: he fought against all forms of inequality in both Belgium and the developing world. After the death of King Baudouin, Queen Fabiola (1928-2014) continued their social activities, unabated.

The Prize continues to embody their deep social commitments.



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.