Fazle Hasan Abed

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Fazle Hasan Abed is a Bangladeshi social worker, and the founder and chairman of BRAC (formerly, Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee). Born in 1936 in Bangladesh, Abed was educated in Dhaka and Glasgow Universities. For his outstanding contributions to social improvement, he has received the Ramon Magsaysay Award, the UNDP Mahbub Ul Haq Award. Abed is a member of the Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor, the first global initiative to focus specifically on the link between exclusion, poverty and law.

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