Muhammad Yunus and the Prime Minister of Albania, Mr. Sali Berisha met and spoke about social businesses in Albania. On the SB Day, the government announced its own investment into Yunus Social Business Fund, as well as measures to encourage private-sector investment into Social Business Funds. On 22nd of January 2013, Prof. Muhammad Yunus was guest of honour at Albania Social Business Day.
Muhammad Yunus signed an agreement for the Vocational Training Social Business, a joint venture of YSB and Tirana Business Park. Yunus Social Business and Tirana Business Park are together creating a vocational training centre to help give much-in-demand technical skills to unemployed young people. The centre will initially train new plumbers, electricians and industrial mechanics,
On 21st January 2013, Nobel Peace Prize Winner Prof. Muhammad Yunus started his three-day visit to Albania by meeting women from two handicraft workshops in the northern Shkodra region. The workshops that are supplying Rozafa handicraft marketing social business, in which Prof. Yunus announced a new investment from the the Yunus Social Business Fund Albania. Prof. Yunus declared that “in many countries, the real producers are exploited, they work a lot,
Dr. Muahmmad Yunus was awarded the Honoris Causa by the European University of Tirana in Albania, for his outstanding contribution to the reduction of poverty in the world through his great efforts for a very successful pioneering of microfinance and for his amazing work in the field of social business. On the Albanian Social Business Day, in accepting his award, Prof. Yunus urged young people to imagine the seemingly impossible
YSB Albania, in collaboration with Nxitja e Biznesit Social organized in Tirana, the first National Conference on social business: "Social Business Movement of Albania", on May 30th. The conference gathered more than 170 people, across different groups of development actors, such as entrepreneurs, representatives from all public institutions, businesses, Ngo’s, professors and young people. The conference was an enthusiastic starting point to introduce the concept of social business and be inspired by international and Albanian social business
"Nxitja e Biznesit Social" sh.a and "Yunus Social Business" have signed an agreement to implement together, starting from mid April of 2012, "The Social business Movement of Albania", an holistic movement and national programme with activities and campaigns for the promotion, support through the business consultancy and financing of social businesses in Albania, which will begin on 1st April 2012. The signing ceremony was held at the Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, Mr. Spiro Ksera.