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Bangladeshi social entrepreneur, banker, economist, and civil society leader who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for founding the Grameen Bank and pioneering the concepts of microcredit and microfinance. Wikipedia

  • Grameen Bank

    Microfinance organisation and community development bank founded in Bangladesh. It makes small loans (known as microcredit or "grameencredit") to the impoverished without requiring collateral. Wikipedia

  • Grameen family of organizations

    The Grameen family of organizations has grown beyond Grameen Bank into a multi-faceted group of profitable and non-profit ventures, established by Muhammad Yunus, the Nobel Peace Prize winning founder of Grameen Bank. Most of these organizations have central offices at the Grameen Bank Complex in Mirpur, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Wikipedia

  • Elie Wiesel

    Romanian-born American writer, professor, political activist, Nobel laureate, and Holocaust survivor. He authored 57 books, written mostly in French and English, including Night, a work based on his experiences as a Jewish prisoner in the Auschwitz and Buchenwald concentration camps. Wikipedia

  • Awards received by Dr. Muhammad Yunus, the founder of Grameen Bank: Yunus received 62 honorary doctorate degrees from universities from Argentina, Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Canada, Costa Rica, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Lebanon, Malaysia, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, UK, United States and Peru. Wikipedia

  • List of Nobel Peace Prize laureates

    The Norwegian Nobel Committee awards the Nobel Peace Prize annually "to the person who shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses". Administered by the Norwegian Nobel Committee and awarded by a committee of five people elected by the Parliament of Norway. Wikipedia

  • Norman Borlaug

    American agronomist who led initiatives worldwide that contributed to the extensive increases in agricultural production termed the Green Revolution. Awarded multiple honors for his work, including the Nobel Peace Prize, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal. Wikipedia

  • Nigerian microfinance bank. In 1987, the Lift Above Poverty Organization (LAPO) started as a non-profit entity at Ogwashi-Uku in present-day Delta State. Wikipedia

  • List of Nobel laureates

    The Nobel Prizes (Nobelpriset, Nobelprisen) are prizes awarded annually by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, the Swedish Academy, the Karolinska Institutet, and the Norwegian Nobel Committee to individuals and organizations who make outstanding contributions in the fields of chemistry, physics, literature, peace, and physiology or medicine. They were established by the 1895 will of Alfred Nobel, which dictates that the awards should be administered by the Nobel Foundation. Wikipedia

  • Aung San Suu Kyi

    Burmese politician, diplomat, author, and a 1991 Nobel Peace Prize laureate who served as State Counsellor of Myanmar (equivalent to a prime minister) from 2016 to 2021. Currently the Minister for Foreign Affairs according to the United Nations Protocol and Liaison Service. Wikipedia

  • List of members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee

    The five members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee award the Nobel Peace Prize every year. They are appointed by the Parliament of Norway and roughly represent the political makeup of that body. Wikipedia

  • Microfinance

    Category of financial services targeting individuals and small businesses who lack access to conventional banking and related services. Microfinance includes microcredit, the provision of small loans to poor clients; savings and checking accounts; microinsurance; and payment systems, among other services. Wikipedia

  • Microcredit

    Extension of very small loans to impoverished borrowers who typically lack collateral, steady employment, or a verifiable credit history. Designed to support entrepreneurship and alleviate poverty. Wikipedia

  • 2020 Nobel Peace Prize

    Awarded to the World Food Programme by the Norwegian Nobel Committee. Made on Friday 9 October at 11:00 CEST. Wikipedia

  • Martin Luther King Jr.

    African American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the Civil Rights Movement from 1955 until his assassination in 1968. King advanced civil rights through nonviolence and civil disobedience, inspired by his Christian beliefs and the nonviolent activism of Mahatma Gandhi. Wikipedia

  • 2011 Nobel Peace Prize

    Jointly awarded to three female political activists. Two African and one Asian female were awarded for their persistence in obtaining equal rights for women. Wikipedia

  • Nobel Prize

    Not a single prize, but five separate prizes that, according to Alfred Nobel's 1895 will, are awarded "to those who, during the preceding year, have conferred the greatest benefit to humankind”. Nobel Prizes are awarded in the fields of Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature, and Peace (Nobel characterized the Peace Prize as "to the person who has done the most or best to advance fellowship among nations, the abolition or reduction of standing armies, and the establishment and promotion of peace congresses"). Wikipedia

  • Martti Ahtisaari

    Finnish politician, the tenth President of Finland (1994–2000), a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, and a United Nations diplomat and mediator noted for his international peace work. United Nations special envoy for Kosovo, charged with organizing the Kosovo status process negotiations, aimed at resolving a long-running dispute in Kosovo, which later declared its independence from Serbia in 2008. Wikipedia

  • Kashf Foundation

    Non-profit organization, founded by Roshaneh Zafar in 1996. Regarded as the first microfinance institution of Pakistan that uses village banking methodology in microcredit to alleviate poverty by providing affordable financial and non-financial services to low income households - particularly for women, to build their capacity and enhance their economic role. Wikipedia

  • Grameen America

    501(3) nonprofit microfinance organization based in New York City. Founded by Nobel Peace Prize recipient Muhammad Yunus in 2008. Wikipedia

  • Ralph Bunche

    American political scientist, academic, and diplomat who received the 1950 Nobel Peace Prize for his late 1940s mediation in Israel. The first African American to be so honored. Wikipedia

  • Nobel Peace Center

    Showcase for the Nobel Peace Prize and the ideals it represents. Also an arena where culture and politics merge to promote involvement, debate and reflection around topics such as war, peace and conflict resolution. Wikipedia

  • Global 501(3) non-profit organization based in Washington DC that works to replicate the Grameen Bank microfinance model around the world through a global network of partner microfinance institutions. Steve Hollingworth. Wikipedia

  • Social movement whose aim is to push for the Nobel Peace Prize to be awarded to the citizens of Japan for maintaining the country's post-war Constitution, especially Article 9. Undertaking by a member of the group's Executive Committee. Wikipedia

  • 2013 Nobel Peace Prize

    Awarded to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, for their "extensive work to eliminate chemical weapons". Awarded the prize, because they “have defined the use of chemical weapons as taboo under international law. Wikipedia

  • Nobel Peace Prize

    One of the five Nobel Prizes established by the will of Swedish industrialist, inventor, and armaments manufacturer Alfred Nobel, along with the prizes in Chemistry, Physics, Physiology or Medicine, and Literature. Since March 1901, it has been awarded annually (with some exceptions) to those who have "done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses". Wikipedia

  • Microcredit Summit Campaign

    American non-profit organization, started as an effort to bring together microcredit practitioners, advocates, educational institutions, donor agencies, international financial institutions, non-governmental organizations and others involved with microcredit around the goal of alleviating world poverty through microfinance. Held February 2–4, 1997 in Washington, DC. Wikipedia

  • Bangladeshi writer, educator and politician. Member of the East Bengal Legislative Assembly for the United Front, and a Communist activist. Wikipedia

  • Nobel Peace Prize Concert

    The Nobel Peace Prize Concert (Norwegian and Swedish: Nobels fredspriskonsert) has been held annually since 1994 on 11 December, to honour the Nobel Peace Prize laureate. The award ceremony on 10 December takes place in Oslo City Hall, while the concert has been held at Oslo Spektrum, with the attendance of the laureate and other prominent guests. Wikipedia

  • List of Nobel laureates affiliated with Imperial College London

    The Nobel Prizes are awarded annually by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, the Karolinska Institute, and the Norwegian Nobel Committee to individuals who make outstanding contributions in the fields of chemistry, physics, literature, peace, and physiology or medicine. They were established by the 1895 will of Alfred Nobel, which dictates that the awards should be administered by the Nobel Foundation. Wikipedia

  • Daniel Kahneman

    Israeli psychologist and economist notable for his work on the psychology of judgment and decision-making, as well as behavioral economics, for which he was awarded the 2002 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (shared with Vernon L. Smith). His empirical findings challenge the assumption of human rationality prevailing in modern economic theory. Wikipedia


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