BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, January 10, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The King Baudouin Foundation has launched the King Baudouin African Development Prize. 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.
The King Baudouin African Development Prize continues in the spirit of its predecessor – the Prize is worth 150.000 Euros and is awarded every other year. Beyond its monetary value, the Prize provides its winners with publicity and an international platform, particularly with the main agents of development, such as the United Nations and its agencies, the World Bank, the European Union and a number of bilateral development agencies, the world of foundations and international NGOs.
The 2012-2013 inaugural campaign of the King Baudouin African Development Prize opens for nominations on 21 November 2011 and closes on 15 February 2012.
For more information, please visit the official website http://www.kbprize.org