The Gross International Happiness Project (‘GIH’) is based on the insight that conventional development concepts such as GNP and Per Capita Income do not properly reflect the general well being of the inhabitants of a nation.
1st International GNH Conference
The first International Conference on Gross National Happiness (GNH) Operationalizing Gross National Happiness was organized in Thimphu, Bhutan, February 2004. The organizing body was the Center for Bhutan Studies.
2nd International GNH Conference
The second International Conference on GNH Rethinking Development. Local Pathways to Global Well-being was held in Nova Scotia, Canada, June 2005. This conference was organized by GPI Atlantic (Genuine Progress Index). Visit www.gpiatlantic.org for the conference proceedings.
3rd International GNH Conference
The 3rd International Conference on Gross National Happiness Towards Global Transformation: World Views Make a Difference took place in Nong Khai and Bangkok, Thailand between 22 and 28 November 2007. The organizers planned all activities so that participants were able to explore a large variety of venues, presentation and discussion formats and draw on the great variety and talents of the entire group of 800 participants who registered.