WORLD SUMMIT OF NOBEL PEACE LAUREATES ATLANTA 2015
Dr. Mohammad Bhuiyan serves as the President & CEO of Yunus Creative Lab, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization that is based in Atlanta to promote youth and female empowerment, “social business” to solve social problems, sustainability, and the elimination of poverty and unemployment under the guidance of 2006 Nobel Peace Prize winner Prof. Muhammad Yunus. Bhuiyan worked diligently with 2006 Nobel Peace Laureate Prof. Muhammad Yunus, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, The Carter Center, The King Center, and a number of other individuals and organizations to bring the 2015 World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates to Atlanta. He serves as the CEO of the 2015 Summit.
With over thirty years of experience in corporate, academic, international organizations, as well as the non-profit sector, Dr. Bhuiyan has worked as a marketing executive and consultant for British American Tobacco, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Pfizer, and the United Nations Development Program . His extensive academic administrative and faculty experiences include serving as Executive Vice President and Professor of Entrepreneurship, Assistant Dean, Director, Department Head, Endowed Chair Professor of Entrepreneurship, and other positions at seven universities in the United States and abroad.
His leadership skills have been refined by the training he received at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, Harvard Business School, Center for Creative Leadership, Stanford University, University of California-Berkley, MIT, Duke University, and the American Council on Education. He conducts many leadership programs for corporate executives, deans, and university presidents/chancellors.
Laura Turner Seydel is an international environmental advocate and eco-living expert dedicated to creating a healthy and sustainable future for our children. She is chairperson of the Captain Planet Foundation, which promotes hands-on environmental education projects worldwide. She works with the Environmental Working Group to limit the toxic chemicals in food, air, water and consumer products. She also co-founded Mothers and Others for Clean Air and Chattahoochee Riverkeeper.
Laura serves on her family’s foundation boards including The Turner Foundation, Jane Smith Turner Foundation, the Turner Endangered Species Fund, and Ted’s Montana Grill. She also serves on national boards including League of Conservation Voters, Defenders of Wildlife, Waterkeeper Alliance, the Carter Center Board of Councilors, as well as serving on the advisory board for the Green Schools Alliance and Ray C. Anderson Foundation. She is a member of the Rotary Club of Downtown Atlanta. Laura lives with her husband and her three children in their home, EcoManor, the first LEED certified Gold residence in the southeastern United States.
Dear Japan Millennials leadership I am pretty sure with your passions and connections to eg Gunter Pauli, Dr Bhuiyan and Naila's relationships both with Yunus , the Ted Turner/CNN family and the Ashden decade plus search for who to value most in microenergy out of uk by the sainsbury supermarket family and prince charles and bbc nature broadcasters, you could assemble a team that helped map open curricula of green that youth should know about firstReplyDelete
Something to be sensitive to (MIT Visits continuously remind me, obviously I imagine your friend Joi Ito deals with this daily!) is the paradox that open source has its own value multipliers, open systems auditing needs and leadership systems challenges. When Drucker and father argued 40 years ago that the first post-industrial revolution could compound 10 times more health and wealth it depended on way above zero-sum games theory (societal bus modellling) than old global professions are capable of spinning. My father's biography of von neumann can also be worth reading in exploring this mindset challenge as can his 25 year leadership partnership with Japanese models of developing economies
I mention these conflicts because membership stewardship of most of the value of the grameen brand has been locally seized from yunus and the pressure this puts on him is immense. Some people believe that going forward YunusBrand potential to open source billion-green-energy is his biggest property right going forward -after all what china grounds with green probably determines whether large parts of bangladesh remain habitable. Therefore to be a friend to him one has to understand how to maximise his retention of open source green energy communities vis a vis all other guru navigators of green futures. In any event the simplest advocate of this perspective is Nancy Wimmer who has diarised Grameen Shakti from its origin in 1996. Her book - Green Energy for a billion poor- how grameen shakti created a winning social business model. Incidentally at its peak yunus intended shakti to network: 100000 green jobs for village girls; to be a major knowedge export exchange with china. In february of this year, D-lab annual conference at MIT sponsored by Abdul Latifee brought all these issues together. The two keynote speakers were Nancy Wimmer representing the yunus view, and another extraordinary entrepreneurial revolutionary Paul Polak. Paul is 10 years older than Yunus and though American has been working with bangladesh's poorest villagers just as long. He has catalogued over 20 bottom-billion service network needs - one of which brings together hydro energy knowhow - its called hydrobee http://hydrobee.com/about-us/