Muhammad Yunus is going to speak at Quinnipiac University, Connecticut on 6 March 2013

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Nobel Peace Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus will deliver the lecture on "Microcredit and Social Business for Poverty Reduction" on 6 March 2013 at Quinnipiac University, Connecticut, USA. The lecture will be streamed live to the public starting local time 7:00 pm Wednesday night and Dhaka time 6:00 am Thursday. Click here to view the live streaming of the event

He will also participate in two panel discussions on campus the same day. The first panel discussion on social entrepreneurship will take place from 10-11 a.m. (USA local time) and includes Kate Emery, founder of Social Enterprise Trust, and Dean Karlan, professor of economics at Yale University. The second panel discussion will be from 1-2:30 p.m. and will consider micro lending. Panel participants include H. A. Shah Newaz, CEO of operations at Grameen America, Vidar Jorgensen, founder and president of Grameen America and Grameen Research, and Buck Harris '09, vice president of micro lending at Connecticut Community Investment Corporation. Both panels will take place in the Carl Hansen Student Center, room SC 225.

The book “গ্রামীন ব্যাংক ও মুহাম্মদ ইউনুস (২০১১, ২০১২)” is now in the market

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The book “গ্রামীন ব্যাংক ও মুহাম্মদ ইউনুস (২০১১, ২০১২)” edited by Shamsul Hussain is now available in the market. Prominent persons like teachers, journalists, civil society representatives, development workers and women leaders have contributed their write ups which were published in different newspapers in the years 2011 and 2012. In this collection, the reader will find many things within one cover regarding Nobel Peace Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus, the journey of Grameen Bank and Microcredit in Bangladesh.

The Book on Professor Muhammad Yunus and Grameen Bank is now available in the Book Fair

The book “প্রফেসর মুহাম্মদ ইউনুসের গ্রামীন ব্যাংকের লড়াই”by Selina Siraj and Shipra Chakraborty is now in the market. The book reveals the life and works of Professor Muhammad Yunus, his fight for microcredit for the poor people, his ideas on development, Grameen Bank’s worldwide journey, his thinking for his own country, the recognition he receives and his pioneering idea of social business. ‘Suborno’ publication house brought out the book in the market. The book is now available in the book fair Suborno Prokashoni’s stall.

2nd Social Business Design Lab held at Yunus centre

Professor Muhammad Yunus has opened the 2nd Social Business Design Lab at Yunus Centre on 16 February 2013 with his introductory speech. Participants from different organizations presented four social business plans and they are- development of sustainable small holder dairy farming, notebook/khata binding business based employment opportunity for the disabled, employment and income generation through contract farming by sheep rearing and sanitary products for the underprivileged

Professor Muhammad Yunus Launched Social Business in Albania

Professor Muhammad Yunus signed a Memorandum of Understanding for a Vocational Training Social Business Joint Venture with Tirana Business Park (an Albanian investment of the German company Lindner Group) in his first day visit on 21 January 2013 of his three day visits. The ceremony was held at the Tirana Business Park construction site in Albania, in the presence of the Prime Minister of Albania, Sali Berisha. The vocational training centre will provide much-in-demand technical skills to unemployed young people. The centre will initially train new plumbers, electricians and industrial mechanics, with more subjects being added in later years. The school will be sited on the Tirana Business Park campus and will draw on the vast knowledge and expertise of these professions within Tirana Business Park sh.p.k. and its German parent company. Read More>>

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