LIVE WEBINAR with Nobel Laureate Prof. (Dr.) Muhammad Yunus on “Reinvigorating Social Entrepreneurship after Covid-19
Date: October 12, 2020, Monday
Time: 3:45 pm to 5:15 pm Nepal Local Time (GMT +5:45)
Prof. (Dr.) Muhammad Yunus
Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus is the father of both social business and microcredit, the founder of Grameen Bank, and of more than 50 other companies in Bangladesh. For his constant innovation and enterprise, the Fortune Magazine named Professor Yunus in March 2012 as “one of the greatest entrepreneurs of our time.”
In 2006, Professor Yunus and Grameen Bank were jointly awarded Nobel Peace Prize. He is the recipient of 61 honorary degrees from universities across 24 countries. He has received 136 awards from 33 countries including state honours from 10 countries. He is one of only seven individuals to have received the Nobel Peace Prize, the United States Presidential Medal of Freedom and the United States Congressional Gold Medal. He has appeared on the cover of Time Magazine, Newsweek and Forbes Magazine.
Dr. Shekhar Koirala
Dr. Shekhar Koirala is a senior political leader of the Nepali Congress and former member of the Constituent Assembly (parliament) of Nepal. He previously served as Rector and Vice Chancellor of the BP Koirala Institute of Health Science. Dr. Koirala actively participated in the drafting of the Comprehensive Peace Accord, monitoring of the management of arms and armies (2006), and Nepal’s interim constitution during 2006-2007.
Dr. Swarnim Wagle
Swarnim Wagle is Chairman of the Institute for Integrated Development Studies (IIDS). Between 2014 and 2018, he served the National Planning Commission (NPC) as Member and then as Vice-Chair (with rank equivalent to minister) for three years. He has worked as an international development professional for more than 15 years on policy assignments in over 20 countries, including as Senior Economist at The World Bank in Washington, DC. Dr. Waglé holds academic degrees from ANU, Harvard and LSE.
Ms. Moushami Shrestha
Moushumi Shrestha is the Director of Shreenagar Agro Farm Pvt. Ltd. and Shreenagar Agritech Industries Pvt. Ltd. providing “One Stop Solution,” which includes seed, feed, technical/managerial service and market linkages to farmers. Prior to her work in the private sector, Moushumi worked for several INGOs like SNV, Practical Action as Regional Manager for Asia Region in agriculture, climate change, private sector and market system development, renewable energy in local and regional level.
Founder & Executive Director
Nepal School of Entrepreneurship
A co-creation initiative by:
• Nepal School of Entrepreneurship
• Nepal Music Festival
• Social Cafe: An Offline Hub and
In collaboration with:
Yunus Centre, Bangladesh