Established in August 2009, the Yunus Center AIT (YCA) is the first collaboration of its kind by Nobel Laureate Prof. Muhammad Yunus and an educational institution – the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT). The YCA provides an open platform that links people from the public, private, academic and grass roots sectors to exchange ideas on poverty alleviation and social business in the Asian context.

The YCA promotes the development and dissemination of innovative business models for poverty reduction under four main focus areas: SB Learning – Educational programs on social business SB Action – Capacity building platforms to launch social businesses SB Awareness – Events and exposure visits to initiate discussion about social business SB Academy – Research and publications on social business

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