2CP10.13 UN Bankey Moon – expert panel of 3m for women includes Yunus
2CP10.14 Japan JICA - unconfirmed story of dr yunus at collaboration cafe dialogue 3 july 2010 glasgow - more info welcomed
5CP10.15 -Film star ambassdors of bottom up begun with Australian Hollywood actor Hugh Jackman - in the same fame category ambassadorship has been accepted by Brazilian author Paulo Coelho who also keynoted at the 2010 global social business summit
4cp10.16 socil business fund for water being laaunched by Indian film directior Shekhar Kapur whose oscar winning films are:
2cp10.17 mhealth alliance:
5CP10.20 The SolarWorld Einstein Award 2010 will be held on the occasion of the 25th European Photovoltaic Conference in Valencia, Spain, on Sept. 6, 2010.
"Professor Yunus stands for radically new thinking in economics and banking. He has recognized the potential of the poorest of this world who manage to make a decent living on the basis of a small starting credit, a lot of creativity and the sun as the source of energy. This is more than exemplary," explains Dr. Ing. h. c. Frank Asbeck, Chairman and CEO of SolarWorld AG.
Professor Yunus will join a distinguished group of recipients of SolarWorld Einstein Award including Dr. Rupert Neudeck (founder of the so-called Green Helmets), Prof. Antonio Luque-Lopez (Spanish photovoltaic pioneer), Prof. Martin Green (developer of the most efficient mono-crystalline solar cell), Prof. Adolf Goetzberger (founder of the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems), Prof. Dr. Klaus Topfer (former German environment minister and former executive director of the United Nations Environment Program) and Dr. Hermann Scheer (one of the spiritual fathers of the German law on renewable energy sources).
Establishment of Grameen Technology Lab
Grameen Technology Lab (GTL), a Japanese foundation, is established on the Hakozaki Campus of Kyushu University, one of the biggest national universities in Japan, on December 24th, 2010.
The mission of Grameen Technology Lab is to support corporations, NPOs/NGO and government that promote social business domestically and internationally by utilizing Japanese technology in various fields.
The other missions of GTL are;
1. Support to establish joint ventures between/among corporations and Grameen family
2. Incubation to create Social Business
3. Promotion and enlightenment of Social Business
4. Provide other services such as consulting, PR and networking
GTL collaborates with Grameen Creative Lab @ Kyushu University (GCL@ Kyushu Univ) and transmits information regarding Social Business as a Social Business hub in Asia.
Prof. Muhammad Yunus, founder of Grameen Bank, who is also a distinguished university professor of Kyushu University, is assumed a Trustee of GTL.
Dr. Setsuo Arikawa, President of Kyushu University, is assumed a trustee of GTL, and bothDr. Hiroto Yasuura, Vice President of Kyushu University and Mr. Masaharu Okada, executive director of GCL @ Kyushu Univ, are assigned director of GTL.
4. Mission： Promote the concept and practice of Social Businessbased on seven principles of Social Business defined by Prof. Muhammad Yunus utilizing technologies in various areas of industries.
・ Prof. Muhammad YUNUS, Founder of Grameen Bank
・ Mr. Susumu ISHIHARA, Chairman, Kyushu Railway Company
・ Dr. Setsuo ARIKAWA, President, Kyushu University
■ Activities of Kyushu University to promote Social Business
Kyushu University has signed MOU with Grameen Communications, one of Grameen Family, in 2007, and both jointly carried out projects towards the computerization of microcredit operated by Grameen Bank in Bangladesh.
Kyushu University promotes other projects with Grameen Group, One Village On Portal (OVOP), and it allows Bangladesh people in village to share the information of their villages and connect through to theworld. This is a good example that Kyushu University utilizes the University possessed knowledge and technology depending on the needs of developing countries and it corresponds to the idea of Kyushu University's Asia oriented-mind.
Grameen Krishi (agriculture) Foundation (GKF) has tied up with a
leading Japanese agro-company, Yukiguni Maitake Company (YMC)
Ltd, to produce mung beans in Bangladesh.
Both the sides entered into a joint venture agreement yesterday.
Prof Muhammad Yunus, chairman of GKF, the agriculture arm of
Grameen Bank, and Yoshinobu Odaira, president of YMC, signed the
deal at Grameen Krishi Foundation building in Dhaka. http://imaq.kyushu-u.ac.jp/~gcl/english/img/news/file/20101014_thed...