Muhammad Yunus to Visit Adelaide
In late March this year The Don Dunstan Foundation, in conjunction with the STEMSEL Foundation and The Wyatt Trust, is bringing Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Professor Muhammad Yunus, to Adelaide.
Professor Yunus will be in Adelaide for only two days, on Thursday 22 & Friday 23 March.
“There are roughly 160 million people all over the world in microcredit, mostly women. And they have proven one very important thing: that we are all entrepreneurs. Illiterate rural women in the villages, in the mountains, take tiny little loans – $30, $40 – and they turn themselves into successful entrepreneurs. ” Professor Muhammad Yunus
Professor Muhammad Yunus established the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh in 1983, fueled by the belief that credit is a fundamental human right. His objective was to help poor people escape from poverty by providing loans on terms suitable to them and by teaching them a few sound financial principles so they could help themselves. Dr. Yunus' small personal loans to destitute basketweavers in Bangladesh in the mid-70s have advanced the Grameen Bank to the forefront of a world movement toward eradicating poverty through micro-lending. Replicas of the Grameen Bank model now operate in more than 100 countries worldwide.
Book now to hear Professor Yunus speak
FREE Public Lecture Zero poverty, zero unemployment, and zero carbon emissions – is it possible in South Australia? 5.00pm-6.30pm, Thursday 22 March
Bedford Park, Matthew Flinders Lecture Hall, Bedford Park
Host Sponsors – Flinders University, Don Dunstan Foundation, Grameen Bank, STEMSEL Foundation, Wyatt Trust
Prof. Yunus’ new book, A World of Three Zeros will be on sale at this event.
BOOK TICKETS (free event)
A WORLD OF THREE ZEROES: The New Economics of Zero Poverty, Zero Unemployment, Zero Net Carbon Emissions The Australasian Social Business Forum 2018 will explore the application of Dr Yunus’ principles of three zeroes, across the social sector, business world, academia and government.
10.00am-3.00pm, Thursday 22 March
Pembroke School Theatre, 18 Holden Street, Kensington Gardens
Cost: Gen Admin $132 | Student/Concession $66
Host Sponsors – Wyatt Trust, Grameen Bank, STEMSEL Foundation, Fay Fuller Foundation, University of Adelaide, Don Dunstan Foundation
Student Invention Summit: Funding Inventions for Social Good The Student Innovation Summit is a new initiative that brings together Students, Teachers and Young Innovators. The goal is to connect students, companies and governments with society to understand and promote how innovation can contribute to a better world.
The summit will have a strong focus on funding inventions in social business and STEM amongst students from Primary Schools to Universities. Special Guest, Nobel Prize Winner Professor Muhammad Yunus - pioneer of Social Business, will be speaking about his quest to find solutions to society's most dire needs.
9.00am - 1.00pm, Friday 23 March
Bonython Hall, Adelaide University, North Terrace
Host Sponsors – Cognito Foundation, Rotary Gawler, STEMSEL, Wyatt Trust, University of Adelaide, Global Impact Solutions
BOOK TICKETS (free event)
The University of Adelaide is facilitating an exclusive conversation between South Australian business leaders and Dr Muhammad Yunus to progress Social Business practice in Adelaide.
Host Sponsors – Fay Fuller Foundation, University of Adelaide, Don Dunstan Foundation, Grameen Bank, STEMSEL Foundation, Wyatt Trust
Muhammad Yunus's vision
Muhammad Yunus's vision is the total eradication of poverty from the world. 'Grameen', he claims, 'is a message of hope, a programme for putting homelessness and destitution in a museum so that one day our children will visit it and ask how we could have allowed such a terrible thing to go on for so long'.
Read more about the work of the Yunus Centre.