From Global to Local: Reshaping the economy to deliver wellbeing for nature and all our people.

~ Amanda Janoo, Economics & Policy Lead at WEAll – Wellbeing Economy Alliance.

12:30-1:30pm, Mon 04.09.23

Join the Wellbeing Economy Alliance’s Economics and Policy Lead, Amanda Janoo, in a public talk sharing her international experience moving beyond GDP and a broken ‘business as usual’ to create an economy where people and nature thrive.

RSVP by Thursday 31st August, 5pm.

Attend in-person: If you wish to attend in person please email: with “Amanda Janoo – in person” in the subject line, and you will be sent a calendar invite – contingent on availability. If all seats are taken you will be sent a teams link.

Online: If you would like to attend online please email: not we will send the Teams link to attend virtually.


Amanda Janoo is the Economics and Policy Lead for the Wellbeing Economy Alliance (WEAll) internationally. She is an economic policy expert with over a decade of experience working with governments and international development institutions around the world. Her work aims to build just and sustainable economies through wellbeing-oriented and participatory policy design processes.

Her father is of Indian-Malay descent and her mother grew up in Maine, USA, where she descends from generations of local small-scale fishermen. Amanda was raised and home schooled in rural Vermont, USA. There was no municipal government where she was raised, so she grew experiencing everyone being actively involved in town meetings to decide the priorities and spending of the local community. When she started studying economics she realised most people thought ‘the economy’ was controlled by its own natural laws and not by us. This contrast between her lived
experience and the teaching of economics has been an important influence on her passion for economic democracy and participatory economic governance.

She has experience across Africa, Asia, India, Europe and the USA. Prior to joining the Wellbeing Economy Alliance (WEAll), Amanda worked for the United Nations and the African Development Bank as an industrial policy and economic systems change expert. As a Fulbright researcher, she explored the relationship between international
trade and cooperative enterprise resilience. She graduated from Cambridge University with an MPhil in Development Studies.

Her work has highlighted that the type of development goal that a government is seeking has a critical impact on the types of economic activities that might be nurtured and why. This led her to the Wellbeing Economy movement and she has been involved with WEAll for nearly 4 years.

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