Nobel Prize Winner to Speak in Tunisia

By Salma Bouzid | Feb 28 2013 Share on Linkedin Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google Share on pinterest Print

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Muhammad Yunus

Nobel Peace Prize winner and microfinance pioneer Muhammad Yunus will speak March 13 at a National Conference on Social Business to be held at the Higher Institute of Commerce in Carthage.

Yunus won the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize and is the founder of the Grameen Bank and Yunus Social Business Foundation.

A social business is a socially conscious company that reinvests whatever profit margins it earns to expand its reach among potential customers and improve its services or product. The term, social business, was first presented by Yunus.

The conference is a joint effort by the African Development Bank (AfDB) and Yunus’ foundation to promote social business in Tunisia. It is part of a two-year program sponsored by the AfDB, called “The Holistic Social Business Movement,” that targets Tunisia, Togo, and Uganda, according to the official AfDB website.

The event aims to promote the concept of social business and to identify the challenges Tunisian social entrepreneurs face.

If you would like to take part in this event, fill in the following form by March 6:

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    Funny that the article does not mention the legal issues and/or scandals and accusations of loan sharking (whether politically motivated or not) that forced Mr Yunus to resign from Grameen bank.

  1. it was also to do with his age if I remember correctly and some believe it was politically motivated. As far as I understand there has been no definitive result yet. Regardless of the drama the basic idea was sound and many people benefitted.