The widely popular Pos Poss Global Talk will raise its bar by several notches when Prof. Mohammad Yunus, founder of the changemaking Grameen Bank, Bangladesh and winner of Nobel Peace Prize in 2006, addresses its audience spread across the world on April 23, 2021.
Pos Poss Global Talk Series, a flagship programme of Mission Better Tomorrow (MBT), is an attempt to spread Positivity (Pos) and explore Possibilities (Poss) which began during the first lockdown. More than a hundred eminent personalities from different walks of life have addressed the series, which is held on Fridays at 2:30 pm (GMT) / 7:00 pm IST.
Mission Better Tomorrow is a collective of likeminded professionals inspired by the thought leadership of P.Vijayan IPS, Inspector General of Police and has been engaging society in various ways to empower the less privileged, with a focus on health and education.
The immense popularity of the Pos-Poss Friday Talk Series, which has an average viewership of nearly 3 lakh every week, prompted MBT leadership to think of a Global Series.
This is the fifth episode of the Pos Poss Global Talk Series, the first four speakers being Kailash Satyarthi, Nobel Peace Laureate; Dr. Shashi Tharoor, renowned author and former diplomat.
Prof. Yunus and his Grameen Bank were awarded the Nobel Prize in 2006 for their work to create economic and social development from below”. Prof. Yunus was working as Professor of Economics at the University of Chittagong when the great famine hit Bangladesh in 1974. He was inspired to translate the lessons of economics into reality and improve the life of people around him. He started off with long-term loans to people who wanted to start small enterprises. This was scaled up to a larger demographic level through the Grameen Bank. Since its inception in 1983, the Grameen Bank and its concept of micro-credit has been inspiring similar ventures in hundreds of other countries.
The pandemic has brought drastic changes to the social structure, and all support systems that were in place till now have become redundant. New normals demand new solutions.
Prof. Yunus will address the Pos Poss audience on the topic ‘Managing Lives in the New Normal: No Going Back’ on Friday, April 23, 2021 at 2:30pm(GMT) / 7 pm IST through Zoom platform. The Zoom meeting id is 889 1747 5443 and the passcode is 123123.