Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – “Social Business Week Bahrain” was inaugurated in Bahrain Sunday by Shaikh Mohammed Bin Mubarak Al Khalifa, the Deputy Prime Minister of Bahrain.
Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus was present on the occasion as the chief guest.
The Social Business Week Bahrain is organized by the Family Bank of Bahrain, which was established by His Majesty the King three years back as a microfinance bank, inspired and supported by Professor Yunus. He proposed this bank to the King of Bahrain during his visit in 2006.
The opening plenary was attended by two Deputy Prime Ministers, several ministers and other dignitaries of the country.
During the Social Business Week, beginning on Sunday, Grameen Creative Lab will organise several workshops with top business executives, NGOs, civil society leaders and youth leaders to develop concrete social business plans to implement in Bahrain and the region.
Afterwards, Professor Yunus was received by Prince Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, crown prince of Bahrain and the eldest son of the king of Bahrain.
They discussed various issues relating to creating a Social Business Fund for Bahrain. Details of holding a regional social business summit for Middle East and North Africa region in the first half of next year were also discussed. Bahrain will host the summit, a press statement said.
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