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বিশ্ব ক্রিকেটের পরাশক্তি পাকিস্তানকে শেষ ওয়ানডেতে ৮ উইকেটে হারিয়ে ৩-০ তে সিরিজ  জিতে অনন্য আসনে আসীন হওয়ায় আমাদের প্রিয় ক্রিকেট দলকে আমার প্রাণঢালা অভিনন্দন জানাচ্ছি।। বাংলাদেশ জয়ী হয়ে সমগ্র জাতিকে গৌরবান্বিত করেছে। এ অর্জন ক্রিকেট জগতে বাংলাদেশের অবস্থানকে আরো সুদৃঢ় করবে। আমি বাংলাদেশ দলের উত্তরোত্তর সাফল্য কামনা করছি এবং বাংলাদেশের এই সাফল্যের ধারা ভবিষ্যতেও অব্যাহত থাকবে বলে আমি দৃঢ় প্রত্যয়  প্রকাশ করছি।
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It is our pleasure to inform you all that the 71st Social Business Design Lab will take place on 16th April 2015 at 9.30am. The program will be chaired by Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus. Watch our program live and ask questions to Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus. He will answer your questions online at 12.30 pm on event day.

Watch live at: http://goo.gl/EjIYLz

Please submit your question at: http://goo.gl/N9jcHh
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Join Us to Change the Future through Social Business!

Yunus Centre is pleased to announce that the next Social Business Design Lab will take place on Thursday, 16 April, 2015 at Yunus Centre. The program will be chaired as before by Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus

Social Business Design Lab is a half day long program for people from different backgrounds who are interested in social business, to learn and brainstorm on potential social business ideas.

If you would like to be a part of the upcoming Social Business Design Lab, please register at: http://goo.gl/7Hfffl

পরবর্তী সোশ্যাল বিজনেস ডিজাইন ল্যাব প্রফেসর মুহাম্মদ ইউনূসের সভাপতিত্বে আগামী বৃহস্পতিবার ১৬ এপ্রিল ২০১৫ ইং তারিখে অনুষ্ঠিত হবে।

উক্ত অনুষ্ঠানে অংশগ্রহন করতে রেজিস্ট্রেশন করুন এই লিংক এ: http://goo.gl/7Hfffl
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Don’t miss the opportunity to meet social business leaders and special guests from all over the world. Join 6th Social Business Day 2015 on May 28, 2015 at Bangabandhu International Conference Center, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Early bird registration with discount is now open until March 30, 2015: http://goo.gl/sYNHaq
Looking forward to see you there!
e-mail: socialbusinessday@yunuscentre.org
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Citing India's long tradition of grassroot innovations, President Pranab Mukherjee has said the next major breakthrough in the country will come via micro-venture innovation finance.
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Join us at Social Business Day on the May 28, 2015! Make sure you take advantage of this fantastic and unique opportunity to explore the world of social business with Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus and other inspiring guests. Register here before May 15, 2015: http://goo.gl/vq2Ge6
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A meeting of Bangladeshi academics hosted by Professor Muhammad Yunus took place on Thursday, April 8 at Yunus Centre to create Social Business Academic Network for Bangladesh and to discuss and plan for the global Academia Conference that will take place on the eve of the Global Social Business Summit in Berlin on November 3-4, 2015. The meeting was attended by 32 academics from 6 universities.
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FT: ONE OF SIX BUSINESS PIONEERS IN FINANCE OF ALL TIME

Financial Times chose Professor Muhammed Yunus as one six Finance Pioneers of all time. In the March 31, 2015 issue in an article entitled "Business Pioneers in Finance" Professor Yunus has been placed alongside Warren Buffett, Amadeo Giannini, Henry Kravis, John Pierpont Morgan, and Mayer Amschel Rothschild as greatest business finance pioneers of all time. The article describes how financial innovation seems to be all around us today yet, it’s not only technology that shapes it, but it's rather about how a few pioneers in finance chose their investments and expanded credit.

For full Article http://goo.gl/wpW7ca
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Join Us to Change the Future through Social Business!
Yunus Centre is pleased to announce that the next Social Business Design Lab will take place on Thursday, 16 April, 2015 at Yunus Centre. The program will be chaired as before by Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus

Social Business Design Lab is a half day long program for people from different backgrounds who are interested in social business, to learn and brainstorm on potential social business ideas.

If you would like to be a part of the upcoming Social Business Design Lab, please register at: http://goo.gl/7Hfffl

পরবর্তী সোশ্যাল বিজনেস ডিজাইন ল্যাব প্রফেসর মুহাম্মদ ইউনূসের সভাপতিত্বে আগামী বৃহস্পতিবার ১৬ এপ্রিল ২০১৫ ইং তারিখে অনুষ্ঠিত হবে।

উক্ত অনুষ্ঠানে অংশগ্রহন করতে রেজিস্ট্রেশন করুন এই লিংক এ: http://goo.gl/7Hfffl
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বিশ্ব ক্রিকেটের পরাশক্তি ইংল্যান্ডকে পরাজিত করে কোয়ার্টার ফাইনালে উঠার  অসামান্য গৌরব অর্জন করায় বাংলাদেশ ক্রিকেট দলকে  আমি আন্তরিক অভিনন্দন জানাচ্ছি। এই বিজয় জাতিকে এমন এক উচ্চমার্গে নিয়ে গেছে যা জাতি বহুদিন স্মরণে রাখবে। এই বিজয় জাতিকে মহা-আনন্দের  একই সূত্রে গেথে একতাবদ্ধ  করেছে। আজকের এই আনন্দঘন মুহূর্ত দেশকে সুন্দর ভবিষ্যতের দিকে নিয়ে যেতে আমাদেরকে আবারও অনুপ্রাণিত করে তুলেছে।  বাংলাদেশের এই সাফল্যের ধারা ভবিষ্যতেও অব্যাহত থাকবে বলে আমি দৃঢ় প্রত্যয়  প্রকাশ করছি।  জাতিকে এই দুর্দিনে আবারও জাগিয়ে তোলার জন্য আমাদের প্রিয় ক্রিকেট দলকে আমার প্রানঢালা অভিনন্দন জানাচ্ছি।
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Join Us to Change the Future through Social Business!

Yunus Centre is pleased to announce that the next Social Business Design Lab will take place on Monday, 16 March, 2015 at Yunus Centre. The program will be chaired as before by Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus

Social Business Design Lab is a half day long program for people from different backgrounds who are interested in social business, to learn and brainstorm on potential social business ideas.
If you would like to be a part of the upcoming Social Business Design Lab, please register at: http://goo.gl/LaFGrC

পরবর্তী সোশ্যাল বিজনেস ডিজাইন ল্যাব প্রফেসর মুহাম্মদ ইউনূসের সভাপতিত্বে আগামী েসামবার ১৬ মার্চ ২০১৫ ইং তারিখে অনুষ্ঠিত হবে।

উক্ত অনুষ্ঠানে অংশগ্রহন করতে রেজিস্ট্রেশন করুন এই লিংক এ: http://goo.gl/LaFGrC
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I am Professor Muhammad Yunus. I was born on June 28, 1940. I am the founder Grameen Bank, a bank which pioneered microcredit – a method of banking where small loans are given to the poor, mostly to women, without collateral, for income generating activities, with high repayment rate, to help them get out of poverty. I am also the Chairman of Yunus Centre, which serves as a global hub for social business and it is also my international public affairs office.

I was born in the village of Bathua, in the district of Chittagong. I am the third oldest of nine children. My father was Haji Muhammad Dula Mia Shawdagar. He was a jeweler. My mother was Sufia Khatun. In 1944, my family moved to the city of Chittagong and there I studied at Lamabazar Primary School. Later, I completed my matriculation examination from Chittagong Collegiate School.

I enrolled into the Department of Economics at University of Dhaka in 1957, and I got my BA in Economics in 1960 and my MA in 1961.

Upon completing my studies at Dhaka University, I joined the Bureau of Economics at Dhaka University. I was appointed as a lecturer in Economics at Chittagong College in 1961. In 1965, I was offered a Fulbright Scholarship to study Economics at Vanderbilt University in the United States and I obtained my Ph.D in Economics in 1969. I taught Economics at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN from 1969 to 1972.

In 1971, Bangladesh won its independence after a brutal Liberation War. I was in the United States at that time. There, I founded a Citizen's Committee in Nashville, TN, and published a newsletter named, Bangladesh Newsletter. I also ran the Bangladesh Information Center in Washington D.C., with other Bangladeshis living in the United States, to raise support for liberation of Bangladesh and to lobby the U.S. Congress to stop military aid to Pakistan.

In 1972, I returned to Bangladesh. After a brief time at the Planning Commission, I joined the Department of Economics at Chittagong University as its Chairman. Bangladesh at that time was an extremely poor country. The turning point in my life came in 1974, while Bangladesh was under a severe famine. I found that I was unable to continue to teach elegant economic theories to my students while my people starved outside the windows of my classrooms.

I left the classroom and went to the neighboring village called Jobra. What I found in that village shocked and horrified me. I learned that the villagers had become economic slaves to ruthless money lenders. I made a list of the people in the village who had taken loans and the amount of loans. At the end of the day, my list contained 42 names and $27 of loans. I decided to lend the $27 to the people from my own pocket so that they could free themselves from the grasp of the money lenders. This created a lot of commotion in the village. The villagers were very happy to be free of the money lenders. I felt good that I had done something to change the lives of these people. I thought, "If with so little, I can make these people so happy, why should I not keep doing it?" And that is what I did. I approached the traditional banks and urged them to lend to the villagers, but they told me that the poor are not credit-worthy; they do not have any collateral. I said, no, the poor are just as credit-worthy and offered myself as a guarantor for the villagers. Only then did the bank agree to lend to the villagers.

I started the Grameen Bank Project in 1976 and after much struggle and effort in October 2nd, of 1983, the project was transformed into a full-fledged bank, called Grameen Bank (Village Bank) and this bank lends only to poor, rural citizens of Bangladesh.

As of May 2011, Grameen Bank (GB) has 8.4 million borrowers, 97 percent of whom are women. With 2,556 branches, GB provides services in 84,237 villages, covering all of the villages in Bangladesh. It has lent over USD 10 billion to the poor people with nearly 100 percent repayment rate, since its inception.

In October 2006, I was awarded the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize, along with Grameen Bank for the efforts to create economic and social development. 

I am married to Dr. Afrozi Yunus, and have two daughters, Monica and Deena.

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    Economics, PhD., 1965 - 1969
  • Dhaka University
    Economics, MA, 1960 - 1961
  • Dhaka University
    Economics, BA, 1957 - 1960
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