5th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
20-24 November, 2009
emphasize the need to maintain focus on the formulation of practical
applications in terms of projects and programmes rooted in the
locale where the real people are,
His Excellency Jigmi Y. Thinley, Prime Minister of Bhutan
The Future Vision Institute of Brazil and Itaipu Binational are pleased to announce the 5th International on Gross National Happiness, to be held at the Rafain Convention Center in Foz de Iguaš˙, Paranß state, Brazil.
The Conference activities will start on November 20th at 15:30, and continue until 12:00 on the 23rd.
During the 23rd afternoon and on the 24th there will be visits to the spectacular Iguaš˙ falls and the Iguaš˙ National Park, one of the largest forest preservation areas in South America, famed for its wealth of biodiversity (“one of the 7 wonders of Nature” - http://www.cataratasdoiguacu.com.br/).
Itaipu Binacional which is a co-organizer of the Conference, is the largest hydroelectric project in the world in energy generation, and has developed one of the most important sustainability projects in Brazil. Its "Cultivating Good Water Program" focuses on the integral preservation of the vast watershed of the Paranß 3 river, by means of the conservation and recovery of soils and biodiversity, the improvement of environmental flow, and extensive environmental education for children and adults. Foz de Iguašu was selected as the site for the Conference due to the internationally acclaimed “Cultivating Good Water” sustainability program of Itaipu Binacional, which is aligned with the GNH ideal of a new concept of integrated development.
The participants of the GNH Conference are invited to participate in the closing of the Cultivating Good Water Congress on the morning of the 20th, before the GNH Conference begins in the afternoon. For those who are interested in participating in the other events which will occur before the GNH Conference (see descriptions below), the agency Celebra Eventos offers special packages (55-45-3528-6700 or firstname.lastname@example.org.)
We look forward to meeting you soon in the beauty of nature and the inspiration of collective happiness!
This environmental program developed in the Paranß 3 river basin by
Itaipu Binational since 2003, along with more than 2,000 partners.
The Cultivating Good Water project now includes 20 programs and 63
actions, and acts to improve the quality of life of the regional
population and preserve the environment.
Traditionally, the Cultivating Good Water conference is
held at the end of each year so that the participants of the program
can evaluate the progress of their activities, generate new
proposals and plan for its continuous improvement.
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to 20th November)