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Muhammad Yunus - Nobel Peace Prize Winner
Sun 9 April 2017, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM NZST
Professor Muhammad Yunus is a Bangladeshi social entrepreneur, banker, economist, civil society and global thought leader who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for founding the Grameen Bank and pioneering the concepts of microcredit and microfinance.
Professor Yunus has been an advocate of the innovative approach of social business; a model that combines the best business thinking and modern technology with a core focus on social outcomes. The result has been sustainable enterprises that are solving social and economic issues in many parts of the developing and developed world.
Professor Yunus is one of only seven individuals in history to have received the Nobel Peace Prize, the United States Presidential Medal of Freedom and the United States Congressional Gold Medal. Other notable awards conferred upon him include the Ramon Magsaysay Award (1984), World Food Prize (1998), The Prince of Asturias Award for Concord (1998), Sydney Peace Prize (1998) and the Seoul Peace Prize (2006).
This event is brought to you by SingularityU Christchurch Chapter in collaboration with Ākina Foundation, Ministry of Awesome, Ohu, XCHC, Te Pūtahi and Christchurch City Council.
Donations will go towards running the event and any surplus funds will go to a scholarship fund to support young people’s attendance at the Social Enterprise World Forum 2017.