Dr. Ha Vinh Tho
Ministry of Happiness Bhutan
Dr. Ha Vinh Tho was the Program Director of the Gross National Happiness (GNH) center Bhutan from 2012 to 2018. Together with his wife Lisi he is the co-founder of Eurasia Foundation, a humanitarian NGO developing educational programs for children and youths living with disabilities, as well as ecological projects in Vietnam for twenty years.
As former Head of Training, Learning and Development at the International Committee of the Red Cross, he has trained humanitarian professionals working in war zones and emergency response all over the world. He is a visiting professor in adult education and humanitarian work in several Universities like for example the UCL in Belgium, the Geneva in Switzerland or the Schumacher College in the UK.
As an author of several books and articles, he also wrote the Happy Schools in Vietnam Curriculum, an innovative educational program introducing Mindfulness, Social and Emotional Learning and Care for the Planet in the Vietnamese education system. He consults with companies wanting to implement Gross National Happiness principles in their organization, including B. Grimm in Thailand, Happy Mandala in China, and BITIS in Vietnam. Additionally, he is a Fellow of the Mind and Life Institute and a member of the Presencing Institute in the USA.