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) set by the United Nations.

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.

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

Call for proposals for the Prize D4D - Edition 2020 is now closed. Applicants had until February 28, 2020 to submit their project.
The winners will be announced during the awards ceremony which will be organized in October 2020 in the Royal Museum for Central Africa.


Latest news from Winners 2016 and 2018:

Solarly - Winner iChoose Edition 2016

Solarly designs, builds and distributes connected, modular and affordable solar stations. These solutions perfectly meet the energy needs of households, small businesses and community places in sub-Saharan Africa. The objective : to offer green energy and support services in neglected regions. Smart-designed, their solar stations (150Wp-300Wp) offer easy access to electricity, income opportunities and energy independence to its users. Do you want to contribute to the development of sub-Saharan Africa through solar energy? Solarly invites you to participate in its development! Invest in Solarly through LITA!