6th Annual Ideal Village Conference (online)

Stanford University, Sept. 29-30, 2021

Theme: Post-Pandemic Normal - The Path Forward

Wednesday, September 29

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Healthcare & Nutrition

7:30 AM

Welcome, Ideal Village Update & Keynote

7:30 AM

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

7:35 AM

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

7:45 AM


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

7:45 AM

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

8:15 AM

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

8:30 AM

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

8:45 AM

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

Zoom audience Q&A


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

Kalyan Chakravarthy, Wheels Global Foundation - Vocational training institutes to develop livelihood skills among rural populations

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

Dr. Kristina A. Hesbol, Director, Center for Innovative Rural Collaboration for Leadership in Education (CIRCLE), University of Denver

Robert Fung, Principal San Diego Metropolitan School - Post pandemic education paradigm - keeping children’s needs in mind

Zoom audience Q&A

10:30 AM

Water & Sanitation

Session Chair: Stuart Rudick, Founder Mindfull Investors

10:30 AM

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11:15 AM

11:30 AM

Mahesh Babu, Scale & Sustainability Associates - Waste management challenges in India

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

Rachel Carben, Stanford Woods Institute - Water management challenges in underserved communities

Stuart Rudick, Mindfull Investors - Session wrap up and comments

Closing Keynote: Balaji Ganapathy, TCS Corporate Social Responsibility

11:50 AM

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

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