Md. Kamrul Hasan, a 28 year year old son of Grameen Bank borrower of 10 years, presented his business plan for setting up a quail bird hatchery at the 37th Design Lab. The Nobin Udyokta entrepreneur is seen in the photo with Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus with his agro products.
The 37th Social Business Design Lab took place on 15 November 2014 at the Grameen Bank Bhaban. Hundred and fifty participants and observers from national and international organizations including Dr. Cecep Effendi Director General of Centre on Integrated Rural Development for Asia and the Pacific (CIRDAP), a team of American cultural ambassadors, GIZ from Germany, representatives from Centre for Rehabilitation for the Paralyzed (CRP), Queen’s University, Canada, JICA from Japan, participants from different universities at home and abroad including a group of 34 students from South-East University attended the event. There were also participants from Canada, Malaysia, India, Japan, Albania and Italy at the event.
Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus was among the special guests to join President Joachim Gauck of Germany, Former Soviet Leader Mikhail Gorbachev, Nobel Laureate Lech Wałęsa, the President of European Parliament Martin Schulz and Mayor Klaus Wowereit Of Berlin on stage in front of the famous Brandenburg Gate during the celebrations of the 25th anniversary of the Fall of Wall in Berlin on November 9. They launched the release of white balloons across a 75 miles long path where Berlin wall stood dividing East and West Berlin until Nov 9, 1989. More than 9,000 balloons formed a light installation along line in Berlin where the wall once stood.
Celebrations marking 25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall have concluded with the release of thousands of glowing white balloons into the night sky, fireworks and songs. Some 2 million people gathered in Berlin at the Brandenburg Gate for the finale of weekend events marking a quarter of a century since the Fall of the Wall.
Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus was one of the special guests who joined the German President Joachim Gauck, President Mikhail Gorbachev, Berlin Mayor Klaus Wowereit on stage in front of Brandenburg Gate at 7 pm during the official celebration on November 9 to release the white balloons that marked the starting signal for the release of nine thousand balloons of the light installation along what used to be the Berlin Wall. Others on stage included Polish Solidarity leader Lech Walesa and Wikipedia Founder Jimmy Wales.
Prime Minister of Albania Edi Rama takes a selfie (self picture) with Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus during the launch of Social Business Week in Tirana, Albania from 3-8 November.
The social business week in Albania, from 3-8 November in Tirana, was launched by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus and HE Prime Minister of Albania Mr. Edi Rama. Two Senior Ministers and two Deputy Ministers were also present during the social business conference which had a number of activities planned for the week including a series of activities such as boot camps, workshops, a conference and social business field trips.
Prime Minister of Albania Edi Rama and Professor Yunus made field visits to the social business sites to get feel if the social business in operation. They visited three newly created social businesses including a coffee house run by disabled people as well as a senior citizens' home which is a social business that offers high quality services to promote independence, dignity and quality of life for the elderly in Albania.
Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus addressed 1,200 participants at the World Forum in Lille, Northern France on October 24, 2014 about social business as a powerful tool for social change. During the forum North France was declared as Social Business Region of the country. It would be the first such province in any country.
Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus addressed 1,200 participants at the World Forum Lille, capital of North France, about social business as a powerful tool for social change. He discussed about his experience in initiating social businesses to tackle the multi -dimensional problems facing the poor people in Bangladesh. The Forum adopted social business as the theme, following the work of Professor Yunus.