Nobel prize winner Yunas calls for strengthening micro economic system

March 31st, 2009 - 3:35 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Mar 31 (ANI): Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunas urged the government on Tuesday to strengthen the micro economic system for speeding up the growth process in rural India and take measures for the betterment of women.

Addressing a two-day conference on women of South Asia, Partners in development, Yunas, a Bangladeshi banker and economist who founded the Grameen bank, emphasised on economic concerns of women and other deprived sections of society.

Yunas, in his inaugural remarks on Monday had said the impact of economic slow down on the South Asian region is huge, adding that issues like energy, poverty and education are also equal challenges for the developing economies.

Author of ‘Banker of the Poor’, Yunas is also the founding board member of Grameen America and Grameen foundation.

He also serves on the Board of Directors of the United Nations Foundation.

The conference, organised by Jamia Millia Islamia University in collaboration with the South Asia foundation, witnessed the participation of women representatives from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and India.

The issue of setting a women’s network in South East Asia to learn new models of improving their living standards and preserving their culture was discussed at length in the conference. (ANI)

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