USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah Hosts Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus at Town Hall to Discuss the Challenges of Eliminating Extreme Poverty

For Immediate Release

Friday, July 19, 2013
Office of Press Relations


Washington, D.C. – On July 22, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Rajiv Shah and Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus will participate in a town hall discussion with USAID staff. The discussion will focus on global development and the challenges of eliminating extreme poverty.

Muhammad Yunus is a Bangladeshi banker, economist and Nobel Peace Prize recipient. He founded Grameen Bank, a revolutionary micro-credit system as a cost-effective and scalable weapon to fight poverty. Since launching USAID Forward, USAID has worked to implement a new model of development focusing on innovation, private sector participation, and government partnership. This open exchange will highlight these efforts and the way forward.


USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah

Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus

What: USAID Town Hall on the Challenges of Eliminating Extreme Poverty

Monday, July 22, 2013; 3:30-4:30 p.m.


Ronald Reagan Building
1300 Pennsylvania, Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20523

Press interested in attending, please contact or 202-712-4320

Last updated: January 28, 2015

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