Speaker: The Honourable Jigmi Y. Thinley, former Prime Minister of Bhutan
Focus: What can we learn about moving beyond GDP from Bhutan’s experience implementing Gross National Happiness (GNH), both in terms of conceptualizing a multidimensional approach as well as implementing and measuring it.
Panel Presentations: Conceptualizing Development as Multidimensional: Key Issues and Themes
Focus: How might development be better conceptualized and understood so it is multidimensional, integrated and sustainable?
Roundtable: Measuring Multidimensional Development: Possibilities and Challenges.
Moderator: Craig Johnson, University of Waterloo
Discussants: Susan J. Elliott, University of Waterloo
Ronald Colman, Executive Director, GIP Atlantic
Harry Cummings, University of Guelph
Katherine Scott, Vice President, Research, Canadian Council on Social Development
Focus: What key issues arise when measuring development initiatives in a multidimensional way that moves beyond a sole focus on GDP and economic growth?
Breakout session #1: Integrated Approaches to Conflict Prevention, Transformation and Vulnerability
Speakers: Maria Paula Ballesteros, Program Manager, Plan Canada
Mukti Suvedi, Peace advocate
Chair: John Lewis, Humber College
Breakout session #2: Corporate Social Responsibility: A Private Sector Role in Multidimensional Development?
Speakers: Elizabeth Dove, Senior Vice President, Strategy, The Divinsky Group
Phillip Haid, CEO, Public Inc.
Cory Wanless, Klippensteins Barristers and Solicitors
Chair: Susan MacGregor, Humber College
Breakout session #3: Sustainable & Equitable Livelihoods: Connecting Economic, Ecological, Gender and Rights Concerns
Speakers: Angela Wilton, Managing Senior Advisor, Research & Learning, Save the Children Canada
Leah Adema, Program Coordinator, Presbyterian World Service & Development
TJ Grant & Josh Folkema, World Vision Canada
Chair: Stephen Stockton, Humber College
Breakout session #4: Integrated and Holistic Approaches to Health Development
Speakers: Heather Murphy, Research Fellow, University of Guelph
Asha Gervan, International Development Institute, Humber College
Sarath Chandrasekere, Humber College
Chair: Marissa Kokkoros, Aura Freedom international
Where to from Here?
Speaker: Tanjina Mirza
Focus: Concluding thoughts on ‘where to from here’ at the international, national and project levels.