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OPEN LETTER on Reconciliation to President of Parliament Chuan Leekpai

Ten Right Livelihood Award Laureates in particilar support OPEN LETTER submitted by Right Livelihood College campus Bangkok
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Right Livelihood Award Laureates: Ajarn Sulak Sivaraksa (Thailand) – Vandana Shiva (India) – Hans R. Herren (Switzerland/USA) – Nnimmo Bassey (Nigeria) – Mona Abouleish-Lenzen (Egypt) – Alyn Ware (New Zealand) – Neshan Gunasekera (Sri Lanka), legacy holder Judge C.G. Weeramantry (Sri Lanka). Resource Persons and Partners: Surichai Wung’aeo (Thailand) – Dasho Karma Ura (Bhutan) – André Leu (Australia) – Kesang Tshomo (Bhutan) –Jennifer Chang (Korea) – Wallapa van Willenswaard (Thailand) Sonam Tashi (Bhutan) – Bo Lwin (Myanmar) – Alok Ulfat (India) – JAI JAGAT 2020 with Aneesh ThillenkeryCURLS Alumni – Mindful Markets Fellow from China – music, video. 



Declaration on Education for Earth Trusteeship

During the "40 Years Right Livelihood Award" commemorative conference at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, and Wongsanit Ashram, Nakorn Nayok, a Declaration was conceived and signed by Right Livelihhood Award Laureates and other participants. The Declaration was initiated by Neshan Gunasekera, Sri Lanka, legacy holder of Judge Christopher Weeramantry (RLA 2007). Neshan is a Councillor of the World Future Council.

Education For Right Livelihood to Inspire Change - Connecting Activism and Academia [Concept Note]

As the Right Livelihood Award is approaching its 40th anniversary and the Right Livelihood College is celebrating its 10 years, the School for Wellbeing Studies and Research, a 9th Campus of the Right Livelihood college, is extremely honored to co-partner with the Right Livelihood Award Foundation to organize the 40th anniversary conference in Bangkok on “Education For Right Livelihood to Inspire Change - Connecting Activism and Academia”
on 20 - 22 February 2020.



Short Video Public Forum on Education For Right Livelihood on 21 February 2020

 We are very honored that Thai PBS has made a short video of the Bangkok Conference "Education for Right Livelihood - Connecting Activism and Academia" for Thai general public to know more about the concept of Right Livelihood.

The Sixth Mindful Markets Asia Forum 2019

 Mindful Markets Asia Forum is a regional platform for the best practices and inspiring models of producers, as well as consumers network or body, for organic agricultural movements. In order to develop strong markets for locally grown organic products, consumers need to understand how the system works and a mutual learning process between producers and consumers needs to be set up. Alternative marketing approaches such as community-supported agriculture (CSA), Participatory Guarantee System (PGS), direct farmers’ markets and cooperatives, can narrow the gap between farmers and consumers and at the same time improve farmers’ quality of life.

Sombath Somphone Public Lecture 2nd August 2019

The School for Wellbeing organized the closing keynote speech of the ASEAN Community Forum and Special Sombath Somphone Public Lecture: Can We Guarantee Food Security Without Human Security? The speaker of the 2019 Sombath lecture was Dr. Yang Saing Koma, Founder CEDAC, Cambodia.
Sombath Somphone is well known as the founder of Participatory Development Training Centre (PADETC) in Lao PDR. He disappeared forcefully in 2015. He was a recipient of the Ramon Magsay Award. His life and work have been about promoting and supporting Lao society development with equity, justice, and sustainable development particularly through sustainable agriculture.

Earth Trusteeship Forum and 10 Years School for Wellbeing Studies and Research

The School for Wellbeing Studies and Research in partnership with Chulalongkorn University, Thailand organized the second Earth Trusteeship Forum in Bangkok, Thailand. 

In a world with overwhelming globalization, one extractive economic system dominating human behavior, and governance structures not matching the challenges of the anthropocene, humanity has to redefine citizenship, property and its relationship with Nature, including recognition of Nature Rights. 


CURLS 2019: Nature Rights, Global Citizenship and Reclaiming “the Commons”: The Rise of Earth Trusteeship

The Rise of Earth Trusteeship 7-22 July 2019

CURLS 2019 marked the 10th anniversary of the School for Wellbeing Studies and Research. At this occasion the Chulalongkorn University Right Livelihood Summerschool (CURLS) concluded with a two days forum Nature Rights, Global Citizenship and Reclaiming “the Commons”: the Rise of Earth Trusteeship.

Scaling Out Agroecology Practices in China

The conference on Scaling Out Agroecology Practices in China was held at Room 401 Kuang Yaming School, Nanjing University, Xianlin Campus from 27-28 April 2019. The conference goals, to engage with stakeholders in China’s ecological food sector, share and discuss recent research findings, identify the entry points to translate research into practical solutions and policy innovations, raise public awareness of the work of various stakeholders about ecological agriculture developments, and deepen partnerships with key stakeholders and organizations in China to strengthen networks.

Follow up Tsirang Organic Seeds Project

 The project objective is to provide high quality of organic seeds in Bhutan, to employ farmers with good income, and to provide technical processes to the seed growers, and also to create employment opportunity for young generations.

Young Organic Farmers (YOF) 2018

In the collaboration with Participatory Development Training Centre (PADETC), Rural Development Agency (RDA), and College of Natural Resources in Bhutan, a group of Young Organic Farmers from Bhutan, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam participated in the 6th anniversary of Sombath Somphone’s Disappearance and PADETC Fair to present and exchange the best practices and learning experiences of PADETC and development partners under the theme of “Promoting Ecological Sustainability: Towards a more livable Laos for All”, including a range of works, showcases and best practices associated with organic agriculture, healthy living, and ecological sustainability from local organization and local community from Lao society. 

Earth Trusteeship Forum in Hague 10 December 2018

 Earth Trusteeship Forum in Hague
10 December 2018

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Bhutan Organic Seeds Study Visit

The Bhutan Organic Seeds Study Trip was organized by Towards Organic Asia (TOA) in order to bridge the multi-stakeholders and support organic seed production. The trip was to:

Study organic policy and how its implemented in Bhutan,
Study organic seed production and preservation in Bhutan
Share and discuss Gross National Happiness (GNH) and wellbeing, and the current progress towards organic food production in Asia and
Experience Bhutanese culture, spirituality, and traditional agricultural practices.