The Middle Path of Sufficiency Economy: Balance of Life with Moderation and Mindfulness 

G100 – Thailand Meetings, Bangkok & Chiang Mai, 5-8 September 2022


The best of balance and beauty comes together in Thailand, with it’s mindful energy of “Sufficiency Economy” embodied in the way people live, relate and work. We learned here about the Thai philosophy of “Sufficiency Economy” developed by His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX), Father of the Thai Nation. 

With the aim of creating balance, goodness and steady development at all levels of living and all spheres of consciousness with a focus on human values and development, the principle of Sufficiency Economy encourages the Buddhist middle path, viz. shunning extremism of any kind and adopting moderation and mindfulness for individual strength and social stability. 

Meetings at the National Council of Women of Thailand emphasised the importance of global collaborations and the continuing work to promote women of boards and in political participation. 

The Thai spirit of taking care of one and all is most evident in it’s prisons, especially women’s prisons. “Let us never forget the forgotten,” shared former honorable Minister and eminent leader K Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul

in a passionate appeal.

In Chiang Mai, we learned about the rising number of prisoners especially women, mostly sentenced or under trial for drug related offences. Driven with Thai spirit of care and dignity for one and all, Princess Mahidol and the Government of Thailand along with UNODC developed the Bangkok Rules (adopted by the UNGA in 2010). 

The Bangkok Rules, or the, “The United Nations Rules for the Treatment of Women Prisoners and Non-custodial Measures for Women Offenders”, provide a set of 70 rules and guidelines for governments globally to ensure the human dignity and compassionate treatment of female offenders prisoners, and take actions and endeavours during incarceration for their eventual rehabilitation and reintegration.

Inspired by the phenomenal work being done at the prison’s vocational center, with the hope and possibility of a good future for all, we decided to launch a new G100 wing for Prison Reforms & Reintegration, with a vision to ensure that Bangkok Rules are implemented globally in the spirit of nurturing the human potential with education and training of the inmates along with mindset change and societal support for empowering the second chance so deserved by one and all. 

Convenor: Dr. Sirikul Nui Laukaikul, Global Chair, Brand Creation & Marketing, along with the most empowering team of leaders and Sisters in service. 

Participating Delegates 

G100 Secretariat Global Team

1. Dr. Harbeen Arora – Founder & President, G100 Club 

2. Vinay Rai – Founder & President, G100 Denim Club

G100 Country Advisory Council & Country Chairs 

1. Alakananda Das, Country Advisory Member, India. G100 Fashion & Textiles wing. 

2. Deepika Saini, India Country Chair, G100 Digital Literacy wing 

Along with Country Chairs across the wings in Thailand. 


5 September 

Dr. Harbeen and Team arrive in BKK. 

Check in at Sivatel Hotel. Personal meetings. 

6 September 

10:00 AM        Meeting at The National Council Of Women Of Thailand, Baan Phra-Karun-Nivas Building, Sukhothai Road, 

10:00 – 10:20

Agenda 1: Welcome Speech

By K. Sukanya Prachuabmoh

President of the National Council of Women of Thailand under the Royal Patronage of Her Majesty the Queen.

10:20 – 10:40

Agenda 2: Introduction To G100

By Dr. Harbeen Arora Rai, Founder and President of G100, Women Economic Forum.

10:40 -11:00

Agenda 3: History and Background of the National Council of Thailand under the Royal Patronage of Her Majesty the Queen.

By Ms. Sirirat Tamrongterakul, International Affairs Committee Chair Of The National Council Of Women Of Thailand Under The Royal Patronage Of Her Majesty The Queen.

11:00 – 11:15

Agenda 4: Hygiene Street Food for Chance.

By Dr. Anuwan Vongpichet, Deputy Executive Director of the Thailand Institute Of Justice (TIJ).

11:15 – 11:30

Agenda 5: Employment Supports for Prisoner In Nakhon Pathom

By K. Joanna Zigrino, Secretary of Thai Business and Professional Women’s Association of Thailand-Nakhon Pathom.

11:30 – 11:45

Agenda 6: Employment and Community Support

By K. Keeraya Tangkeerati, Representative from Thai Women Empowerment Funds and Women’s

Leadership Organizations of Ayutthaya.

11:45 – 12:00

Agenda 7: Q&A


Agenda 8: Thank You Speech & Meeting Gifts Presented By K. Sukanya Prachuabmoh.

Followed by Lunch at Sivatel, Enjoy Sustainable Lunch

Leave to the Airport. Travel to ChiangMai

Check in @ Na Nirand Boutique Hotel


7 September 


Arrive at Ruen Pathammarong

Welcome by Dr. Sirikul Laukaikul, G100 Global Chair, Brand Creation & Marketing

Coffee & Getting to Know Each Other

• K Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul

ex Minister Tourism Dept. of Thailand

• K Sanhajutha Chirathivat

Founder of EarthSafe, Thailand

• K Charlotte Donavanik

Leading PR Professional in Thailand

• Dr Harbeen & G100 Team

•TIJ Team 

Missions to Empower Female Prisoners in Thailand

Toured & Presented by Director of Chang Mai Woman Correctional Institution

Open Discussion on Future Collaboration Appointment of 

G100 Country Chairs: 

Acharee Srisunakhua, Director of Chang Mai Woman Correctional Institution – Law & Justice Wing 

Charlotte Donavanik   – Media Arts & Communication

Nucci Tungwarapojwitan – Communication & Advocacy

Orm Anantachi ( Dr.Dangjaithawin (Orm) Anantachai)  –  Coaching & Training

Sakulthip Keeratiphantawong  –  Social Entrepreneurship

Supavadee Tantiyanon – Digital Media

Lunch at Ruen Pathammarong

Visit Chiang Mail Woman Correctional Institution and Vocational Training Center. 

Leave for Bangkok

8 September 


Visit to The Forestias By MQDC

A vision and project of sustainable living by eminent businesswoman Thippaporn Ahriyavraromp, Chairman of the Board of Directors – MQDC (Magnolia Quality Development Corporation Limited) and the Founder and Chairman of the Executive Committee of DTGO, its parent group. With a passion to combine business success with societal contribution, she is also the founder and Chairperson of Buddharaksa Foundation and Dhanin Tawee Chearavanont Foundation.