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After a successful first edition of the Prize Digital for Development (D4D) in 2016, the Royal Museum of Central Africa launches the second edition of the Prize D4D 2018.

Prize D4D rewards outstanding initiatives that use digitisation and (new) technologies as a lever for development towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Prize D4D consists of three categories:

  • The innovative idea / startup – ‘iStartUp’ 

  • The success story – ‘iStandOut’

  • The public award – ‘iChoose’


Everyone with an innovative idea or success story about digitisation for development can participate in the Prize D4D.

From March 6 2018 onwards, the public can vote for its favourite success stories via the online voting system.

Both in the category 'iStartUp' (innovative idea) and the category 'iStandOut' (success story), the jury nominates three initiatives and one of them is selected as the winner. In the category 'iChoose', a third winner is chosen online by the public.

All 3 winners will receive their prizes at the award ceremony in the Royal Museum for Central Africa in Tervuren.


References dates:

  • Launch of the call for applications: October 6, 2018

  • Closing of the call for applications: February 26, 2018

  • Announcement and communication towards the nominees: May 17, 2018

  • Award ceremony: October 4, 2018


Prize D4D is a biennial initiative of the Royal Museum of Central Africa (RMCA) with the support of the Belgian Directorate-General for Development Cooperation (DGD).