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Yunus Social Business Centres Opened in Four Countries

Yunus Centre Press Release

Representatives of the Universities are with Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus after the signing of the MoUs to establish four Yunus Social Business Centres at Universities in Spain, India, Thailand and Malaysia.

July 28, 2016
MoUs were signed today between Yunus Centre and universities in India, Malaysia,  and Spain to establish Yunus Social Business Centres (YSBC) at their institutions. Another will be signed tomorrow with the largest public university in Thailand.
These become part of a growing network of social business centres, linked with Professor Muhammad Yunus, around the world, bringing the www.mapaction.org total number of YSBCs to 26 in countries around the world. YSBCs develop and offer courses on social business for the students and business executives, also facilitate research in social business. The centers also serve as connecting hubs among academics, social business entrepreneurs and students who are interested in the practice of social business.

During the signing ceremonies an  MoU was signed for establishing YSBC at University Sains Malaysia. With around 30,000 students and three campuses, USM is one of the leading public universities of Malaysia located in Penang. Professor Dr. Azlan Amran, Dean, Graduate School of Business and searches buy uk viagra Professor Muhammad Yunus, Chairman, Yunus Centre signed the MoU on behalf of respective organizations. 

Bangladesh’s Telephone Lady Programme Found Place at National Museum of Scotland

Yunus Centre Press Release

A visitor at the Village Phone display at the National Museum of Scotland

Dhaka, 21 July 2016
National Museum of Scotland located in the city of Edinburg, Scotland has opened ten new galleries in 2016 and one of them is on “Telephone Lady” of Bangladesh. The exhibition was officially launched on July 08, 2016 under the Science and Technology gallery.

National Museum of Scotland reached out to Grameen Telecom in February, 2015 with their interest in Village Phone. Grameen Telecom sent case studies,  newsletters, guide book and a range of equipments that was being used by a Telephone Lady during 1997 to 2000 to operate her phone business. The display includes Nokia handset, GSM Tester and a Signboard Stand.

Grameen Telecom launched its fascinating program, Village Phone on March 26, 1997, with a vision to bridge the www.cathalac.org technological gap between urban and rural Bangladesh through affordable mobile technology. This program was uniquely designed only for Grameen Bank borrowers. This is recognized the Museum as a significant breakthrough in technology to be recognized by the Technology Museum.

Statement from Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus on terrorist attack on innocent people in Dhaka on July 1 evening.


Yunus Centre Press Release (July 2, 2016)

I am shocked by the barbarity of the terrorist attack on innocent people in Dhaka on July 1 evening. I express my heartfelt condolences to those, far and near, who have lost their loved ones. and wish their souls to rest in peace.

I cannot think of such attacks taking place in Bangladesh. I always believed Bangladesh to be a tolerant liberal country. We must do soul searching on how this breeding of violence began in our country. We want to create a society peacefully shared by everyone,with everyone having their space, having the right for all to express their views freely, without fear or social or official constraints. We want to be part of an emergent new world of equality and dignity.

We also want to promote the same values internationally. I appeal to all nations to work to bring lasting peace in Middle East. Violence, military or terrorist, can no longer be can contained in one country or region. We are seeing this everyday,and must wake up to the fact that violence in one place breeds violence even in remotest places of the world. I plead to the powerful nations please overcome differences among yourselves to bring peace in the Middle East so we have better chances of peace in our cities and statistics cialis testimonial communities around the world. I urge the civil society leaders to bring pressure on relevant parties and super-powers to stop violence and to go to the negotiating tables to bring immediate peace in the Middle East.


7th Social Business Day: Postponement / Cancellation

Postponement / Cancellation of 7th Social Business Day

With a very heavy heart we announce the postponement/cancellation of the upcoming Social Business Day which was to be held on July 28-29. We also postpone/cancel the viagra canadian Pre-Meeting of Social Business Academia Conference which was scheduled to take place on July 30.

The reason for all this postponement/cancellation is the barbaric attack and killing by a terrorist group of 20 hostages, mostly foreigners, in a restaurant in Dhaka. This attack has highlighted the focus of the terrorists on foreigners. Bangladesh is going through the trauma of this incident.

After careful consideration, we have decided to postpone/cancel the event.

Yunus Portrait Unveiled at Glasgow

Yunus Centre Press Release (30 june 2016)

Glasgow, 30 June 2016

Professor Yunus at the unveiling ceremony of a portrait of him. The portrait was commissioned by Glasgow Caledonian University of Scotland and painted by the celebrated Scottish painter Gerard Burns.

Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus, who has just turned 76, addressed members of the prestigious Royal Society of Edinburgh. Royal Society of Edinburgh is a prestigious society of top academics of Scotland established in 1783. The society members or fellows, of which there are currently around 1600, includes academics from a wide range of disciplines - science & technology, arts, humanities, social science, business and public service. Professor Yunus delivered his speech to a packed audience where he highlighted the challenges, societies across the world, are facing due to wealth concentration and poverty. He talked about solutions to these challenges through social business and how it is being adopted in different countries including Bangladesh.