Grameen GRID

Nobel Prize Laureate and Managing Director of Grameen Bank, Professor Muhammad Yunus, announced during a special address to participants in the ITU TELECOM WORLD 2006 Opening Ceremony today, that Grameen will team up the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and other partners, including Cisco Systems, QUALCOMM and a newly formed consortium, Enclusion, to launch a virtual, global "ICT Empowerment Network" as part of their collaboration through the Connect the World initiative.

"We need to press the international community into action, so I am grateful to ITU for helping push this cause," Yunus said, adding that "this is just the beginning of an exciting, new, open collaboration and I encourage others to join us in this global effort."

<ed.note>He’s heard of Zopa.com I’m assuming? No need to rereinvent the wheel…</ed.note>