Ideal Village and WHEELS Conference, Nov. 11-13, 2022
“Rural Transformation for Sustainable Growth”
Best Practices Global Competition for Rural Development
Letter of Intent
(Max. 2 pages, Arial Font size 11, 1-inch margins)
Purpose of LOI: The Best Practices Evaluation committee will review all LOIs submitted by entrants, and, then invite selected entries to submit a detailed Application which ensures their participation in the full Competition.
Name of Organization:
Type of Organization: Non-profit/ Start-Up Co./Village Society/Academic/Co-op Society/Other
Problem Statement: The problem that you have addressed
Statement of Need: The “why” of the project
Your Unique Solution: eg. using technology, how you addressed this need or any other type of innovation in your project
Project Activities: The “how” and “what” of your project
Team, Collaboration partners: team size, location, skills, diversity, external advisors, collaborators, mentors, Govt departments; how did you involve local stakeholders in the community
Outcomes: The “so what” of the project, how did it change human lives, how many people affected.
Impact Assessment (if any) – how was this done
Next Steps: How will you scale (expand) and sustain this project, say, over the next 5 years?
Closing Statement: Give any additional information that you feel will help us invite a full proposal (eg. How did this contribute to holistic rural development; any special lessons learned? Any unexpected findings; innovative solutions, use of technology, etc)
Contact details: Email, phone number(s), any other contact details for 2 persons in your organization (1 will serve as backup)