On Wednesday May 22th 2013, the King Baudouin African Development Prize will be presented in attendance of the Royal Family in the Royal Palace in Brussels.
Winner of the King Baudouin African Development Prize is Mrs Boagaletch Gebre (Ethiopia) 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.
The Prize aims to reward individuals or organisations who are making an outstanding contribution to development in Africa.
The Prize pays particular attention to initiatives which stand out as the best in their field, significantly improve the quality of life of the populations they serve, and empower local communities to take development into their own hands.
Beyond its monetary value of 150.000 euros, the Prize offers its winners unique opportunities to increase their visibility and promote their cause to international audiences.
More information on http://www.kbprize.org/kbprize/index.aspx?langtype=1033
The King and the members of the Royal Family promote private and public initiatives that help bring about social improvements.
Several initiatives have grown out of the commitment of the members of the Royal Family.