Karen is a social entrepreneur and is the founder of the World Happiness Summit (WoHaSu). In the face of overwhelming and sudden loss, Karen made a choice for a lifelong goal and that goal was happiness. Karen is committed to making the world a happier place and is doing so by investing in and supporting happiness initiatives, such as the World Happiness Summit. Read more about Karen.
Ohood Al Roumi
Her Excellency Ohood Al Roumi is the United Arab Emirates’ first ever Minister of State for Happiness and Wellbeing. Her responsibility is to ensure that happiness and positivity becomes a lifestyle in the UAE and ‘The National Happiness and Positivity Programme’ unites the UAE community. In 2017, Her Excellency Ohood Al Roumi was ranked as number 36 in the top 50 greatest leaders by Fortune magazine. Read more about Ohood
Action for Happiness
Action for Happiness is a movement that brings people together to build a happier and more caring society. They share a vision of a happier world where people flourish and fewer people have mental health problems. Read more about Action for Happiness.
The World Happiness Summit (WoHaSu) is the brainchild of Karen Guggenheim and was launched in 2017. It is an annual conference that brings together some of the leading experts in the field of happiness to take you on a journey of discovery to learn about, experience and practice some of the evidence-based tools that can enable sustainable happiness and wellbeing for people. Read more about WoHaSu
UAE Happiness and Positivity Programme
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, launched the ‘UAE Vision 2021’ during a Cabinet meeting in 2010. His vision is to make UAE one of the best countries in the world by the year 2021, when the nation celebrates the Golden Jubilee of its formation as a federation.Read more about UAE Happiness and Positivity Programme
The term Gross National Happiness originated in the 1970s when the King of Bhutan said that ‘Gross National Happiness is more important than Gross Domestic Product’. From that time, Gross National Happiness has been the focal point that drives Bhutan’s social and economic policy, as they seek to create a holistic reflection of the wellbeing of the people of Bhutan measured by the Gross National Happiness Index. Read more about GNH.
The International Positive Education Network (IPEN)
The International Positive Education Network (IPEN) is an organisation that seeks to promote positive education through the help of teaching staff, students, parents, carers, educational establishments, businesses, governments and charities. Their aim is to bring elements from the field of positive psychology to create a positive education system via collaboration, government policy reforms and changing education practice. Read more about IPEN.
How To Thrive
How To Thrive is a UK charity that specialises in delivering practical resilience training to provide students, teaching staff, parents and carers with evidence-based skills to enable them to overcome adversity more quickly, improve mental health and possess coping strategies for challenging times. They help schools build resilience so they may flourish and be successful. Read more about How To Thrive
Dr Saamdu Chetri
Saamdu was born in rural Bhutan. He holds a PhD and a Masters Degree in Commerce and was in 2008 he was appointed to government office by the first democratically elected Prime Minister of Bhutan. He was responsible for developing the Gross National Happiness (GNH) Centre in Dewaling, Bumthang, Bhutan in 2011, and served as its Executive Director until 2018. Read more about Saamdu