Film on Muhammad Yunus15 January 2007 at 1:18 am | Posted in News | Leave a comment
The project was undertaken by Ashoka, an organization founded in 1980 to develop the field of social entrepreneurship. The film was part of Ashoka’s “Global Academy’s Social Entrepreneurship Series”.
Hailed as a microcredit missionary, Professor Yunus was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006. The Nobel Peace Prize Committee commented in awarding the Prize to Prof. Yunus and the Grameen Bank: Lasting peace can not be achieved unless large population groups find ways in which to break out of poverty. Micro-credit is one such means. Development from below also serves to advance democracy and human rights.
The Sydney Peace Foundation is grateful that their wisdom has finally reached Oslo. Prof Yunus, founder of the Grameen Bank of Bangladesh, was the first Sydney Peace Prize recipient in 1998. He was lauded for his innovative work for the world’s poor and his inspiring advocacy of the view that peace is freedom from poverty.
Watch Muhammad Yunus: Banker to the Poor and two other films on Prof Yunus here.