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Agenda - 5th Ideal Village Conference at Stanford

Theme: Sustainability and the Pandemic: Ensuring Human and Environmental Well-Being

Wednesday, October 14

7:15 AM

  • Welcome & Ideal Village Update

7:15 AM 

  • Dr. Kanwaljeet S Anand, Professor of Pediatrics, Stanford University School of Medicine CA

7:20 AM 

  • Dr. Sundar Kamath, Senior VP, Sanmina Corp. San Jose CA

    • Ideal Village Project Update YouTube

7:30 AM

  • Sustainable Livelihoods

Session Chair / Moderator: AG Karunakaran, CEO MulticoreWare Inc, and, President Elect (2021) TIE Silicon Valley CA

7:35 AM

  • Conference Keynote: Dr. Manoj Nardeosingh, Secy General, African Asia Rural Development Org, New Delhi 

    • Enhancing Cooperation and a Systemic Approach towards Sustainable Livelihood in Villages of Africa and Asia - ​​PDF YouTube

7:55 AM

  • John Rounsaville  Mississippi State Development Authority, MS

    • Unearthing Economic and Employment Opportunities in Rural Communities - YouTube

8:10 AM

  • Priya Naik, CEO Samhita Ventures, Mumbai

    • Providing relief and a pathway to recovery for those affected by the COVID-19 crisis PDF YouTube

8:25 AM

  • Suresh Shenoy, President WHEELS Foundation, VA

    • Entrepreneurship & Collaboration as the Core for Sustainable SMART Villages PDF YouTube

8:40 AM

  • Panel Session with all presenters + zoom audience Q&A YouTube

9:00 AM

  • Clean Energy & Water

Session Chair/Moderator:  Brook Porter, G2VP (Kleiner Perkins) CA

9:05 AM

  • Fireside Chat:  Fireside Chat: Brook Porter & Dr. Sundar Kamath with Dr. K R. Sridhar, Founder & CEO, Bloom Energy CA

    • The Pandemic and prospects for a Sustainable, Clean Energy Planet YouTube

9:25 AM

  • Rachel Kyte, Dean The Fletcher School, Tufts University MA

    • Energy, climate change, environmental impact, the pandemic: framework for global sustainability YouTube

9:35 AM

  • Bill Lenihan, CEO Zola Electric CA

    • Energy access and development in rural markets based on experience in Africa  YouTube

9:45 AM

  • Ruyintan (Ron) Mehta, Executive Director WIN Foundation NJ

    • Clean Water Innovations at Grass Roots: Experiences PDF YouTube

9:55 AM

  • David Crosweller, Co-founder, Sanitation First, UK 

    • Sustainable Sanitation: A Practical Solution for People and Planet PDF YouTube

10:05 AM

  • Panel Session with all presenters + zoom audience Q&A YouTube

10:30 AM

  • Closing Keynote: Mohamed Amersi, Founder & Chairman The Amersi Foundation UK

    • The new Normal, post-Pandemic: A Perspective YouTube

10:50 AM

  • Wrap-up for the Day / Open Discussion:  Dr. Sundar Kamath, Senior VP, Sanmina Corp. YouTube

Healthcare & Nutrition

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