Saturday, October 14, 2006

Nobel Peace Prize Awarded to Social Entrepreneur

Congratulations flowed in from around the world Friday for the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize winner and social entrepreneur Muhammad Yunus, the 66-year-old Bangladeshi behind the Grameen Movement micro-banking system that has helped millions in his homeland.

Yunus jointly shared the award, worth 10 million kronor (1.37 million dollars), with the non-profit Grameen Bank, which means “rural bank” in Bengali.

The five-member Norwegian Nobel Committee cited Yunus and Grameen Bank “for their efforts to create economic and social development from below.”
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2 Comments:

Blogger Stephen said...

Hi Tom,

Thanks for your regular blogs, they are a great resource for keeping up-to-date with what is happening globally in SE.

Could you send me your email address to stephen@wearfair.co.uk please. I'm organising an informal social enterprise evening, and would love to have you attend.
Best
Steve

8:05 pm  
Blogger Stephen said...

Hi Tom,

Thanks for your regular blogs, they are a great resource for keeping up-to-date with what is happening globally in SE.

Could you send me your email address to stephen@wearfair.co.uk please. I'm organising an informal social enterprise evening, and would love to have you attend.
Best
Steve

8:06 pm  

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