School for Wellbeing
21 May 2013
International Forum on Innovating Alternative Markets towards Food Security and
04 May 2013
Five days’ International Forum focusing on discussion of “THE GROWING IMPACT OF COMMUNITY SUPPORTED AGRICULTURE (CSA) AND PARTICIPATORY GUARANTEE SYSTEMS (PGS) ON THE EMERGENCE OF A NEW ECONOMY”.
The forum is jointly organized by Towards Organic Asia (TOA), the Green Market Network, Suan Nguen Mee Ma social enterprise, Organic Agriculture Innovation Network and School for Wellbeing Studies & Research with: URGENCI, the global network of CSA initiatives and the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM), together with partner organizations, including the Asia Today initiative of Maejo University, the oldest agricultural institution in Thailand. In association with the 6th annual Green Fair “community organic”, organized by Suan Nguen Mee Ma social enterprise; and the Organic and Natural Expo 2013 + Organic Symposium of the Ministry of Commerce, Thailand.
01 Dec 2012
The First Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Lecture on Sustainable Development (2012)
Organizer: Indian Studies Center of Chulalongkorn University
Date: Friday 14th December 2012 (08.30 a.m. – 16.00 p.m.)
Venue: 9th Fl, Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Building, Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University
01 Dec 2012
Towards Organic Asia is approaching its third year in 2013. We would like to invite you to Towards Organic Asia Annual Partners Meeting 2012 on 13 – 17 December in Chiang Mai, Thailand. This year the Programme for TOA Partners Meeting will consist of...
01 Dec 2012
We are the Mekong Youth Alliance for Organic Agriculture and Agro-ecology. We write this manifesto in support of happiness in a system of agriculture, which includes healthy and abundant nature, healthy communities and a thriving economy.
Occupy Your Life follows the general principles of the Occupy Wall Street movement but focuses on the regaining of livelihoods of young farmers. Taking back responsibility and reclaiming our role in food production, instead of outsourcing to supermarkets grow our own food and get close to our food source. We should reclaim our health and consume healthy food rather than relying on hospitals and medicine.
03 Nov 2012
On 12th – 15th OCT 2012, thirty-six young farmers and activists from 10 countries gathered together at Tha Tang Organic Farm, Sekong Province in Laos and raised their voices on occupied lives. During the 4-days workshop, young farmers, many of them first time out of their countries, had a chance to exchange their visions and worked together with other like-minded fellow...
05 Oct 2011
08 Jul 2011
25-27 August 2011
Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
If doubts prevail whether ‘the welfare state’ is a feasible option for Asian societies, and ‘populism’ – driven by the market-economy and intending to satisfy the needs of citizens at an artificial level only – is increasingly rejected as an un-sustainable solution, other alternatives will have to be explored.
Re-thinking the fundamentals of ‘property’ may lead the way to unlock new development paradigms. An enormous diversity of new movements of living alternatives has come up since the 1970’s. To mention only a few: the World Social Forum, ‘Cultural Creatives’, the Eco-villages and Transition-towns movement, social entrepreneurship, the Commons Movement.
At the dawn of UNCED 2012, twenty years after the groundbreaking conference in Rio de Janeiro, the School for Wellbeing proposes to create a modest but effective momentum – 25-27 August 2011 – to take stock of what is happening in the world of alternative development, in Asia, Southeast Asia and the Mekong region, in order to contribute to empowering and re-positioning Thai and Asian change agents in the global transformation movement.
01 Dec 2012
School for Wellbeing Studies and Research is honored to have Helena Norberg-Hodge, the producer and director of the film ‘the Economics of Happiness’ for the Bangkok special screening on Tuesday, 15 February 2011 between 1:00-4:00 pm. at the 14 October 73 Memorial Conference Room, 14 October 73 Memorial Foundation, Rajadamnern Road, BKK.
18 Nov 2010
School for Wellbeing Studies and Research presents
Vision and Planning Workshop "Well-Being Society scenario: an alternative development path for Thailand?"Thursday 11 November 2010, 08.30 am. – 04.00 pm. at the Conference Room 105, Maha Chulalongkorn Building, Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University.