DEADLINE: 16TH MARCH, 2023
KBF Africa Prize
The KBF Africa Prize rewards African organisations which contribute to sustainably improving the lives of people in Africa.
The Prize is awarded every other year and seeks to draw public attention to the many inspirational stories, challenges and successes emerging from the African continent. 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.
That the Prize’s impact is much more than financial, is confirmed by two former Winners in a short video Crossing continents: the KBF Africa Prize experience.
Present and past Laureates of the KBF Africa Prize: Fartuun Adan, Rakia Bihi, Samiya Gaid and Ilwad Elman of Elman Peace (Somalia), Tonee Ndungu of Kytabu (Kenya), Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola of Wecyclers (Nigeria), Alloysius Attah of Farmerline (Ghana), Ousmane Sy (Mali), Gerald Abila of BarefootLaw (Uganda) and Deogratias Niyonkuru of ADISCO (Burundi)
Who can be awarded?
The KBF Africa Prize rewards organisations which have been established in Africa, by Africans and which are managed and led by Africans.
The Prize pays particular attention to initiatives that tackle challenges in Africa in transformative ways, which are resilient and adaptable in a constantly changing context, which have a long-term vision, and which empower people to take their future into their own hands.
KBF Africa Prize 2023-2024
The call for the 2023-2024 Prize is now open for proposals via this link. Submit your application by 16 March 2023
Please pay careful attention to the selection criteria before applying.
The KBF Africa Prize laureate is carefully selected by an independent Selection Committee consisting of 12 international experts.
Bogaletch Gebre, Ethiopia (2012/2013)
For her inspirational leadership and her determination to build on a remarkable personal journey to empower the women of Ethiopia and establish a true community-based movement for social change. Read more
Dr Denis Mukwege, DR Congo (2010/2011)
For restoring dignity to thousands of women survivors of sexual violence by providing medical care and social support; for his dedication and contribution to building an integrated health care system in Eastern Congo; and for his profound commitment to his native country by tirelessly advocating a return to peace in a region where terror and fear destroy the very fabric of society. Read more
KBR68H, Indonesia (2008-2009)
For its contribution to a sustainable development based on the strengthening of democracy, tolerance and citizen participation, by producing and disseminating qualitative information through a network of local radio stations and by promoting professional ethics in the media world. Read more
Front Line Defenders, Ireland (2006/2007)
For the effectiveness of their efforts to combat the isolation faced by human rights defenders around the world, for the support and protection that they offer them, and for their continuing advocacy in favour of an international plan of action for human rights, which is an essential condition for development.