3.2. Partner-organizations and Representatives in Bhutan, Thailand and the Mekong region are:
Representative Center for Bhutan Studies: Phuntsho Rapten
Represenative Sathirakoses Nagapradipa Foundation and Managing Director Suan Nguen Mee Ma Co., Ltd, : Wallapa van Willenswaard - Kuntiranont
Representative Minister of Social Development and Human Security: Ms. Kanda Vajrabhaya, Deputy Secretary-General; Chairperson National GNH Conference Committee
Project Director - Nanoot Mathurapote
Assistant Project Director - Solassa Meesompleum
Coordinator Network of Thai Government Organizations ('Well-being Index Network') including Moral Center, NESDB, Thai Health Promotion Foundation, NHC, MSDHS, CODI, TRF, ABAC: Doctor Ugrid Milintangkul, National Health Center, NHC
Coordinators Network of Thai NGO's: SEM, TVS, RRAFFA, Social Management College (SMC): Chatchawarn Thongdeelert, SMC and Somboon Chungprampree, Spirit in Eduction Movement
Youth Coordinator: Somkid Mahissaya, TVS
International Coordinators including development of partnerships with: New Economics Foundation; Bija Vidyapeeth; The World Future Council; Right Livelihood Award recipients' network; Quakers; Social Venture Network; GPI Atlantic; Fair Trade International; UNESCO/DESD; Asia-Europe Foundation etc (in progress): Hans van Willenswaard, Suan Nguen Mee Ma publishers, Bangkok and Francesco Volpini, volunteer
Coordinator Greater Mekong Sub-region network of NGO's in Laos, Cambodia, Burma/Myanmar, Vietnam, China (Yunnan Province and Tibet): Sombath Somphone (PADETC, Laos), Magsaysay Award recipient
Research and Academic Coordinators: Assoc. Prof. Anuchat Poungsomlee, Center of Contemplative Education, Mahidol University, Bangkok; Assoc. Prof. Surichai Wung'aeo, Director, Social Research Institute, Chulalongkorn University; and Prof. Takayoshi Kusago, University of Osaka, Japan (Advisor).
Academic Session Coordinators: Dr. Narumon Arunothai, Dr. Michita Champathes Rodsutti, Francesco Volpini
Coordinator Communication: Karnjariya Sukrung, 'Happy Media group'
Coordinator Cultural Activities: vacancy
Fund-raising will be undertaken in a spirit of partnership. The Japan Foundation, Regional Office in Bangkok, has approved to be the priority sponsor, as The Japan Foundation supported two previous GNH conferences in Thailand. The Royal Government of Thailand is committed to provide the conference with appropriate financial and organizational support. At present circa half of the total funding needed, in particular for local hospitality, has been approved by the Royal Government of Thailand; an other part has been committed by the Thai Health Promotion Foundation/TGLIP; and one quarter is being solicited from international funding and business sponsors.