Ha Vinh Tho, PhD

Ha Vinh Tho, PhD

Founder of ELI: Eursasia Learning Institute for happiness and Wellbeing, Chairman of Eurasia Foundation.

He was the Program Director GNH center Bhutan from 2012 to 2018.

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 in Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Europe.

He is a visiting professor in adult education and humanitarian work in several Universities (UCL/Belgium, Geneva/Switzerland, Schumacher College /UK, Hue University / Vietnam.

He is a well-known international speaker on GNH, Happiness and Wellbeing and beyond GDP for education, business and communities.

Together with his beloved wife, Lisi, he is the co-founder of Eurasia Foundation (www.eurasia.org.vn), a humanitarian NGO developing educational programs for children and youths living with disabilities, as well as ecological projects in Vietnam for 20 years.

Eurasia created the Peaceful Bamboo Family (Tinh Truc Gia) in Hue in 2009, a community for people with special needs, member of the Camphill Movement, and a living example of implementing Gross national Happiness at community level, thanks to its holistic development in community building, bio-dynamic farming, special education, green technology etc.

He is a Fellow of the Mind and Life Institute/USA, and a member of the Presencing Institute/USA).

He 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 /Thailand, Happy Mandala / China and BITIS / Vietnam.

He is the author of several books and many articles.