Economics of Happiness Conference III, March 2014

hosted by Shikshantar, Vistaar and Bhoomi Network

Introductory remarks

Opening Remarks by Helena Norberg-Hodge (author, Ancient Futures), Claude Alvares (Third World Network). Welcome by Manish Jain (Shikshantar) , David Selvaraj (Vistaar) , Seetha Ananthasivan (Bhoomi Network)

Icebreaker & Introductions

Lets Walk to the left, Lets Walk to the Right, And Meet and Open up to People., to.Happiness..

Key note address

Former PM of Tibet govt in Exile, Samdhong Rinpoche in his keynote address gives four conditions for an economics that is necessary to bring happiness

Open Session at Economics of Happiness Conference III - Introductory lecture

Helena Norberg-Hodge outlines a critique of Globalisation, And the sources of the new alternatives - the localisation of economic and cultural/spiritual spaces.

Panel 1 Why Localisation

Charles Eisenstein, Aseem Srivastava, Claude Alvares,, and others discuss the imperative of Localisation

Discussion on Localisation and Modernity

exhibitSamdhong Rinpoche and Helena Norberg-Hodge answer questions on issues of localisation and modernity 

Conference Sidelights -Inauguration of Vikalp Sangam Website

Economics of Happiness -III conference sidelights - Exhibition, Opening, Inauguration of Vikalp Sangam website

Group Session: Swaraj & Economic Democracy

Special discussion on Hind Swaraj, Economic Democracy and Localisation. Lead participants Sampdong Rinpoche, Rajni Bakshi, Ashish Kothari

Group Session: Stories of Hope

Discussion around stories of hope at the economics of happiness conference in march 2014 - slow food, mendha-lekha, water, recycling, education, consumer-producer links etc.

Panel -II - The Way Forward

P. V. Rajagopal of Ekta, Ashish Kothari of Kalpavriksh, Bayo Akomolaff of Nigeria, Carlos of the five star movement,  Keibo Oiwa and Helena Norberg-Hodge;share the stories of positive change towards Localisation