The Natural Effort to Better One's Conditions

Talk

WHEN June 11, 2013
3:30-5pm EST WHERE 19 Washington Square North WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute in New York Open to the Public

Iqbal Z. Quadir is an accomplished entrepreneur who realized in the early 1990s that the ensuing digital revolution could facilitate the introduction of telephone access throughout Bangladesh, including its rural areas. To make this vision a reality, he established a New York-based company, Gonofone Development Corp, and assembled a global consortium of Gonofone, micro-credit pioneer Grameen Bank of Bangladesh, and Norwegian telecommunications company Telenor to create Grameenphone. This discussion will address Quadir's recent work in mobile technology.

In collaboration with the Center for Technology & Economic Development and NYU Africa House

Speaker

Iqbal Z. Quadir Founder & Director of the Legatum Center for Development & Entrepreneurship, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Yaw Nyarko Professor of Economics, NYUNY; Principal Investigator, the Center for Technology & Economic Development and Professor of Economics, NYUAD

 

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