April 17, 2024

Prof Mohammad Yonus Delivers Lecture At JMI

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He spelled out the problem of Bangladesh in the 70s, which was facing great deal of poverty, unemployment, disorder, famine and mortality

Prof Mohammad Yonus, Nobel Laureate and founder of Bangladesh Grameen Bank delivered the inaugural lecture (Online) of the Nobel Laureate Lecture Series currently being organised by the Section of Economics, Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) on 6 February 2023.

The programme commenced with the introductory handle by Prof Asheref Illiyan, HoD – Department of Economics, JMI. He warmly welcomed the guests and participants from India and abroad. He highlighted that it is a historic and unforgettable day as we have been ready to fulfil the long cherished dream of inviting a Nobel Laureate to the Department.

The programme concluded with vote of many thanks proposed by Prof B Srinivasu, Coordinator, Lecture Collection, Section of Economics, JMI.

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Resource hyperlink Today, the Jamia Millia Islamia University in New Delhi welcomed respected Professor Mohammad Yonus to deliver a special lecture on the topic of international youth work and its potential to drive sustainable development and peacebuilding.

Addressing an assembly of faculty, students and guests, Professor Yonus first pointed to the important role that international youth work can play in ensuring sustainable development and peacebuilding across the world. He stressed that the recent outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has presented an opportunity to redefine international youth work in the context of a rapidly changing global landscape.

The respected professor then touched upon the major challenges faced by youth work in our increasingly interconnected world. He discussed youth work’s potential to effectively address several pressing global issues such as climate change, global economic inequality and extremism, as well as its limitations in doing so. Professor Yonus pointed to the need for an action plan to ensure support, recognition and inclusion at all levels from international up to the local.

The lecture concluded with Professor Yonus encouraging the audience to engage in initiatives that focus on international youth work and its potential to drive sustainable development and peacebuilding. He acknowledged that such a project will require international and local cooperation, the endorsement of governments,and a collective commitment to building peace.

The professor’s lecture was warmly received by the attendees who benefitted greatly from his knowledge and insights. This event exemplified the rich culture of learning, discourse and dialogue that continues to thrive at the historic Jamia Millia Islamia University.