I can think of few people who have done more for the world's deprived population than Fazle Hasan Abed. His contribution spans Bangladesh where BRAC, the organisation he founded in 1972, services close to 10 million of the country's underprivileged households.
Knight Commander, Sir Fazle Hasan Abed and Nobel Laureate, Muhammad Yunus, have been marked as the creators of the world’s two best organizations – BRAC and Grameen Bank – by the visiting US secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton. In an early morning 9 o’clock meeting on 6 May 2012, at the Gulshan Residence of the US ambassador of Bangladesh, Dan W Mozena; Sir Fazle and Dr. Yunus met with Secretary Clinton for an hour long discussion which was primarily focused on the development of Bangladesh and women’s rights and empowerment.
Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen - Good Afternoon.It is a matter of great honour and privilege for me to be standing before you today to deliver this address here at the World Innovation Summit for Education in Doha. Over the ages, the Arabian Peninsula has seen great spiritual and intellectual ferment and served as a vital conduit for the spread of secular knowledge and spiritual values to the wider world, so it is fitting that the WISE summit be held here in Qatar, bringing together experts and decision makers from across the globe towards a collaborative exploration of ways to improve the field of education.Ladies and Gentlemen,
Yesterday at the 2011 CGI Annual Meeting, Sir Fazle Abed, BRAC's founder and chairperson, joined the conversation on the Girls and Women track as a member of a panel discussion on scaling up, titled "What to Scale; Where to Scale"
"It is a great pleasure for me to be present at the 10th Anniversary Celebration of BRAC University (BU). It is good to be with you all – members of the Board of Trustees, Faculty, Staff Alumni and Distinguished Guests and Friends of the University.