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Academia Dialogue Hosted by Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus in Manila

At Asian Pacific Collage,

On June 29, 2024 the Academia Dialogue was hosted at the Asia Pacific College in Manila, Philippines. Organized by the Yunus Centre in Dhaka, this event aimed to bring together social business practitioners, academics, promoters, and colleagues from around the world. 


Prof. Faiz Shah, Executive Director, Yunus Center at AIT (YCA) in Thailand moderated the introductory plenary session of the event. The speaker panel featured the President of the Asia Pacific College Dr. Ma. Teresita Medado and the Vice Chancellor & President of the Al-Bukhary International University in Malaysia Emeritus Professor Dato’ Dr. Abd Aziz Bin Tajuddin among other prominent speakers. 


APC is the school of choice for those aspiring to attain world-class education with a strong IT-based foundation. 

The College is devoted to advancing knowledge and educating students in information technology, commerce, engineering, accountancy, entrepreneurship, multimedia arts, and other areas of scholarship that will best serve the global community in the 21st century. Graduates of APC are now found in all sectors of businesses and industries. They translate their knowledge into products, services, and jobs. 


Prof. Faiz Shah, Executive Director, Yunus Center, Asian Institute of Technology (YCA) and President, Yunus Thailand (YT) taking role as Moderator for the Academia Dialogue , Plenary 1, topic on “ Entrepreneurship in Academia: Social Business and Other Ideas”. 


  1. Dr. Ma. Teresita Medado, President, Asia Pacific College,Philippines

  2. Emeritus Professor Dato’ Dr. Abd Aziz Bin Tajuddin, Vice Chancellor & President, Al-Bukhary International University

  3. Alex Counts, Founder of Grameen Foundation 

  4. Erwin A. Lizarondo, Asian Institute of Management, Adjunct Faculty

  5. Paula Mills, Founder & CEO , Academy of Entrepreneurs

  6. Rodmark Barriga, President & Co-founder of Palamigan Co., President, Society for the Advancement of Professional Social Entrepreneurship (SAPSE)

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