Tho Ha Vinh, Ph.D.

Associate - Switzerland, Vietnam, and Bhutan

Dr. Ha Vinh Tho is the Program Development Coordinator of the Gross National Happiness Centre in Bhutan. He is in charge of setting the learning objectives, developing the curriculum and the learning process both for Bhutanese and international participants.

He has been the Head of training, learning and development at the International Committee of the Red Cross from 2005 to 2011. In this position he has developed and implemented a “People Leadership and Management program” for over 600 mid level managers and 140 senior managers including all the executives of the ICRC. He has trained humanitarian professionals working in war zones and emergency response in Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Europe.

Dr. Ha Vinh is the founder and chairman of Eurasia Foundation, a humanitarian NGO developing educational programs for children and youths living with disabilities, as well as ecological projects in Vietnam.

He is a visiting fellow in adult education and humanitarian work in several Universities (Hue/Vietnam, UCL/Belgium, Geneva/Switzerland).

His fields of research include: Cognitive and emotional development, social and motivational dimensions of learning, multiple intelligence, contemplative learning practices, interactive learning strategies, biographical dimensions of learning, mentoring and coaching He is a Buddhist teacher (Dharmacharya) in the Tradition of Vietnamese Zen Buddhism (ordained by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh).