February 15, 2014

Vol. 29 , No. 09   

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22nd Kravis-de Roulet Conference

Sustainable Models for Poverty Alleviation Through Microfinance and Social Business
PROGRAM 1:15 p.m.

Professor H. I. Latifee is the Managing Director of Grameen Trust. Professor Latifee was also one of the founding members of Grameen Bank, which is affiliated with Grameen Trust. Before joining Grameen Trust in 1994, Latifee was a Professor of Economics at the University of Chittagong in Bangladesh. Professor Latifee is a highly regarded expert on microfinance and was a winner of Business Week's Stars of Asia Award in 2001 for his leadership in the field of microcredit and poverty alleviation. He holds a B.A. and M.A. from Dhaka University in Bangladesh as well as a M.A. from Boston University.

The Leading Social Innovation Conference on March 1st will feature social entrepreneurs and leaders in the field presenting models of social innovation. The conference will involve audience of community and social sector leaders, educators, and students—including a student social venture poster session.

Distinguished speakers include:
Emily Arnold-Fernandez – Founder and Executive Director of Asylum Access
Jane Aronson – Founder and CEO, Worldwide Orphans Foundation
Joshua Brody – Director of Sequoyah School
Rich Brush – Founder and CEO of Collective Health
Dina Buchbinder – Founder/Executive Director of the United Nations Youth Association of Mexico
Susan Davis – Founder, President & CEO of BRAC USA, Co-Author, Social Entrepreneurship: What Everyone Needs to Know
Eden Full – Founder, Roseicollis Technologies Inc. and Inventor of Sunsaluter and Youth Social Entrepreneur of the Year
Saul Garlick – Founder and CEO of ThinkImpact
Chris Grumm –Chris Grumm Consulting Group, former President/CEO, Women’s Funding Network
Anisa Haq – Program Head for the Institute of Educational Development at BRAC University
Reginald Jones – President/CEO, Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation
Professor H.I. Latifee – Managing Director of Grameen Trust
Rishi Manchanda – President and Founder of HealthBegins and author, The Upstream Doctors
Chelina Odbert – Co-founder and Executive Director of Kounkuey Design Initiative
Beverly Schwartz – Author, Rippling: How Social Entrepreneurs Spread Innovation Throughout the World

Please visit our KDR Conference page as the date approaches for program information: