2nd Annual Ideal Village Conference at Stanford University; Theme: Collaborations for the Ideal Village
The Ideal Village concept:
Despite accelerating advances in science and technology, inequities across and within societies globally remain at unacceptably high levels. Over 70% of the world’s poorest people live in rural areas where basic human needs are unmet. Large populations still live without access to electrical power (1.2 billion people), clean water (more than 700 million people), sanitation (2 billion people), basic healthcare, and education.
The Ideal Village program is a holistic, integrated and collaborative technology platform designed to introduce alternate energy, education/vocational training, healthcare, sustainable agriculture, water/waste management systems, and rural entrepreneurship to create self-sustainable, economically viable and healthy village communities.
The 2017 Conference:The 2nd Annual Ideal Village Conference at Stanford will serve as a collaborative forum for innovators, NGOs and like-minded groups to identify, develop, and plan to implement and scale appropriate, cost-effective and innovative solutions for the sustainable development of rural communities. We envision holding an annual Ideal Village conference at Stanford University, building on each year’s lessons and learning from our successes (or failures) in the field. Our ultimate goal is the elimination of rural poverty and the establishment of better health and well-being for all.
Friday, June 16, 2017 | 8:00am-8:00pm | Oak Room West, Tressider