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6th Annual Ideal Village Conference (online)

Stanford University, Sept. 29-30, 2021

Theme: Post-Pandemic Normal - The Path Forward

Wednesday, September 29

View Agenda in PDF

Healthcare & Nutrition

7:30 AM

Welcome, Ideal Village Update & Keynote

7:30 AM

7:35 AM

Dr. Sundar Kamath, Senior VP, Sanmina Corp. San Jose CA - Ideal Village Project Update - PDF YouTube

7:45 AM


Opening Keynote: Dr. Catharina Boehme, Chef de Cabinet at WHO - Pandemic update from WHO, Geneva - PDF YouTube

7:45 AM

Session Chair: Dr. Paul H. Wise, Senior Fellow, Stanford Freeman Spogli Instt., Stanford Medicine, Global Health YouTube

8:15 AM

Sunil Wadhwani, WISH Foundation - Transforming Primary Health in Developing Countries through Innovation YouTube

8:30 AM

Dr. Raj Shah, Wheels Global Foundation - Telemedicine solutions during the pandemic and the path forward - PDF YouTube

8:45 AM

Dr. David Cornsweet, Gumpert Foundation - A response to the urgent need for rural healthcare as emphasized by the Pandemic. YouTube

Zoom audience Q&A YouTube


Session Chair:  Dr. Donald A. Barr, Stanford Graduate School of Education, Stanford Medicine YouTube

Kalyan Chakravarthy, Wheels Global Foundation - Vocational education for Rural Skilling - PDF YouTube

Dr. Kristina A. Hesbol, Director, Center for Innovative Rural Collaboration for Leadership in Education (CIRCLE), University of Denver - Realities of US rural education and post pandemic changes needed - PDF YouTube

Dr Ann Lopez, Univ of Toronto - Leveraging knowledge from the pandemic to address persistent inequities in education - PDF YouTube

Robert Fung, Principal San Diego Metropolitan School - The Post-Pandemic Educator - pursuing a new education ecosystem - PDF YouTube

Zoom audience Q&A YouTube

10:30 AM

Water & Sanitation

Session Chair: Stuart Rudick, Founder Mindfull Investors YouTube

10:30 AM

Mahesh Babu, Scale & Sustainability Associates - The Waste Challenge in India - PDF YouTube

10:45 AM

Dr Desh Deshpande, Sparta LLC & Deshpande Foundation - Large scale plan for farm ponds in India to improve groundwater resources - PDF YouTube

11:00 AM

Rachel Cardone, Stanford Woods Institute - Post Pandemic Normal WASH services - Innovations for the Ideal Village - PDF YouTube

11:15 AM

Stuart Rudick, Mindfull Investors - Q&A, Session wrap up and comments YouTube

11:30 AM

Closing Keynote: Balaji Ganapathy, TCS Corporate Social Responsibility YouTube

11:50 AM

Key Takeaways & Recommendations:
Ambassador Pradeep Kapur
, WHEELS Global Foundation - Medscape recommendations YouTube

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