Welcome! Join the movement for Rural Transformation for Sustainable Growth organized jointly by Stanford Ideal Village Project, WHEELS Global Foundation, Pan IIT-Alumni, CII, FIPA and Banaras Hindu University(Institute of Management Studies), India on Friday, Nov. 11th through Sunday, Nov.13th 2022.
Organized Jointly by Stanford Ideal Village Project, WHEELS Global Foundation, Pan IIT-Alumni, CII, FIPA, FICCI, AARDO and Banaras Hindu University (Institute of Management Studies), India on November 11th-13th 2022.
Vast rural populations lack access to basic life essentials, namely, clean water, access to healthcare, education, energy, and sustainable livelihoods. Their plight is tragically worsening due to the Covid pandemic, regional conflicts, supply chain disruption, and inflation.
The annual Ideal Village Conferences at Stanford University since 2016 have served as a collaboration platform for diverse organizations to develop a holistic approach for improving rural lives.
These have documented a wealth of learnings and experiences from rural development efforts, covering challenges, solutions, best practices, and project reviews, all viewable at: https://www.scienceforsociety.com.
The 7thIdeal Village Conference jointly organized by Stanford University, WHEELS Global Foundation, Pan-IIT Alumni, and Banaras Hindu University (BHU) will address the theme of Rural Transformation for Sustainable Growth.
This Ideal Village Conference which is a forum for Holistic Rural Development through Collaboration is being held in India for the first time.
India can become a US$5 Trillion economy primarily through rural development because more than 850 million people live in rural areas. This represents a great opportunity to find new markets, develop new labor sources, enhance manufacturing, with large demands for affordable housing, healthcare, energy, education, etc.
With 100 years since Indian independence in 2047, India must make the investments to build rural infrastructure, implement social impact projects, improve agriculture, and market many more goods and services to this neglected segment.
Rural youth are highly motivated to improve their lives and reverse their migration patterns to live in their communities by birth and start entrepreneurial ventures.This conference will raise the awareness of rural development opportunities and bring industry, academia, NGOs, and Government together to exchange ideas for scaling rural technology applications.
Learn from distinguished speakers, panel discussants, exhibitors, and poster presenters about the ‘best practices’ for implementing water conservation and management, scalable healthcare initiatives such as Telemedicine, emerging technologies for alternative energy, and ‘collaborative governance’ of public-private-partnerships’ by including grass roots Panchayats and Village Groups.Opportunities to meet senior government leaders, corporate executives and other experts in the field, discuss various challenges for development.
Almost two-thirds of the world's population live in rural areas with limited or no access to basic needs of human life.
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Annual Ideal Village Conferences held at Stanford University since 2016 have served as a neutral platform for collaboration, networking, and sharing of rural development experiences, knowledge, and project learnings between government agencies, NGOs, corporate entities, startups, social impact investors, leading universities, and major foundations.
The webinar series hosted by WGF has served as forum for thought leaderships, best practices, key takeaways and practical outcomes in rural development.Enable essential needs to uplift BILLIONS living in rural and underserved communities - for example, in India alone the rural population numbers almost a billion, more than the combined population of North America and Europe.
Enable the essential needs in Water, Health, Education, Energy and Livelihoods, in a Holistic and Sustainable manner, using cost-effective technology and stakeholder-collaboration to create an enduring rural economy for 20% of India’s rural population by 2030.
To launch a nationwide Ideal Village Movement to uplift and empower underserved communities through the adoption of Best Practices in Rural Development with appropriate Technology.
Identify best practices from NGOs/Foundations/Academia/SMART Village methodology for scaling across India to create Ideal Villages.
Receive buy-in from Central Govt. and State Govt. departments and relevant agencies to enable scaling to achieve the impact goals.
Integrate CSR programs and Companies that align with each Ideal Village Track (vertical) to enable expanded pilots and district-level scaling.
Maintain a central Ideal Village Project Office and satellite centers for all States involved in the Ideal Village scaling programs.
Recruit Ideal Village champions at all levels to ensure integrity, strict adherence, and consistent progress of the rural development mission.
Collaborate with Institutes of Eminence (IITs, BHU, etc) in supporting 5-10 regional colleges to disseminate ideal village know-how and research output for scaling