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Nobel Delegation Visits Grameen

Nobel delegates with Grameen borrowers

Professor Ole Danbolt Mjøs, Chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, and Ms. Bente Erichsen, Director of the Nobel Peace Center, visited Grameen from July 15 - 20, 2008. During their visit they attended the inauguration ceremony of the Nobel Peace Prize Exhibition at Grameen Bank tower, met with government and civic leaders at a special reception held in their honor, met with Grameen borrowers and exchanged views with leaders of selected Grameen sister organizations.

Professor Mjøs also addressed more than 4,000 Bangladeshi students at a special program held at the Bangladesh China Friendship Conference Center on July 17, 2008. (An excerpt of his speech to the students of Bangladesh is on page: 05.)

Professor Mjøs and Ms. Erichsen attended a center meeting at the Center No. 7 of Dhamrai Branch on July 18, 2008, and were very impressed by the loan activities of the Grameen borrowers and by the improvement in their quality of life.