After a successful first edition of the Prize Digital for Development (D4D), the Royal Museum of Central Africa (RMCA) and the Belgian Directorate-General for Development Cooperation (DGD) are pleased to announce the second edition of the prize. Prize D4D Edition 2018 is now open for submissions on digitalisation for development.
Prize D4D is a biennial initiative in line with the policy priorities of the Belgian development cooperation to use digitisation and (new) technologies as a lever for development. The combination of both responsibilities, ‘Development Cooperation’ and ‘Digital Agenda’, in the portfolio of Minister Alexander De Croo offers a range of unique possibilities. One of these opportunities is the Prize D4D.
Prize D4D rewards outstanding initiatives that use digitisation and (new) technologies as a lever for development towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). There are no restrictions as to the chosen themes, nor the target groups. Everyone with a convincing project or innovative idea on ‘Digital for Development’ can participate. Applications are authorised for applicants with a Belgian nationality, incl. EU nationals or people with a right to a permanent residence in Belgium or applicants linked to a partner country. They can submit an innovative idea or startup in the category ‘iStartUp’, enter their success story in the category ‘iStandOut’ or compete for the public award in the category ‘iChoose’. In 2016, the first D4D prize was awarded to Aksantimed (‘iStartUp’), Solarly (‘iChoose’) and BTC / Palestinian Ministry of Education and Higher Education (‘iStandOut’): http://prized4d.africamuseum.be/en/winners_edition_2016.
Closing of the call for applications: Thursday February 1, 2018
The innovation fair and the award ceremony will take place at the Royal Museum for Central Africa in the autumn of 2018.
For more information, the entry rules and other documents, go to: http://prized4d.africamuseum.be/en .