VILLAGE RESET ,
THE IMPACT MOVEMENT INITIATIVE
Village Reset, the Impact Movement Initiative spearheaded by DVF, aims to form an alliance network of communities –rural and urban alike- to embrace an all-inclusive sustainable lifestyle that is good for people and planet. By designing and building a sustainable ecological-economic micro system for small-size farming and artisanal communities, we drive the incubation and development of unique, high-quality, high value-add and all-natural/organic farm produce and artisanal crafts. Further, through local agri-cultural and eco-tourism, we will expand products and services to add strengths to the creative and cultural industry cluster within the villages, and provide additional ways to improve local employment opportunities. In so doing, Village Reset revitalizes local economy while preserving local/ethnic minorities’ heritage and culture with modernity, and bridges the market needs between rural-urban communities for wellness and sustainability. The impact generated during the process will be monitored, assessed and evaluated in real-time by including members of local communities as field agents empowered by latest AI and data science technologies. Tactical programs can then be adjusted through monitoring and assessment tools to maximize and scale our impact actions.
由DVF上海晋暂引领的影响力行动- 乡镇价值循环计划(Village Reset)，致力聚集相信秉持多元包容的可续生活方式及关爱人类福祉与环境的城乡社群，形成可续生活方式的社群联盟网络。计划针对小规模农业及手工艺社区来设计及创建可持续生态的经济微型系统，以利于孵化和研发出独特、具高附加价值的天然有机特色优质工匠作坊农产品。同时，透过发展当地农业文化，衍生出生态农文旅游延伸产品及服务，将强化文创产业群落集成与发展，为当地村民开创新兴就业机会。乡镇价值循环计划既可活化当地经济、保存本地或少数民族文化资产，亦能连结城乡社群对健康可续生活方式的双向市场需求。在计划推行过程中，我们将会采用最新人工智能及大数据技术实时监测、评估系统，即时调整执行计划，以确保项目在执行过程中产生的影响力，可为当地环境与村民带来最大化的效益、加倍量化后续的影响力行动。
A sustainable ecological-economic micro system for small-size farming communities (300-500 Mu) that can develop unique, high-quality, high value-add specialty artisanal farm goods from crop yields, and drive development of extended products and services through local agri-cultural and eco-tourism. In so doing, instead of the typical but highly speculative endeavor of integrating global economic activities to intervene rural villagehood and production activities, Village Reset energizes local micro economy while preserving local/ethnic minorities communities’ heritage and culture, and promoting fair exchange tourism with international and domestic travelers. The empowerment of local economies based on trust, community and local knowhow will be the ultimate solution to tackle the root cause of rural-urban divide and inevitable passive role for rural populations in current socio-economic system.
Further, safe and quality farm produce can become foodservice retail supply chain for specialty goods on-premise food/restaurant brands in Tier 1 cities. Overtime, Village Reset will form an alliance network of rural-urban communities that share common values and practices of adopting sustainable lifestyle and conscious consumption. By 2020, Village Reset aims to become the trustful golden stamp in safe, responsible and quality specialty food ingredients and supply yield by nature and sustainable farming practices in China, advocating a new pathway for sustainable growth development in Asia and for the world. Last but not the least, the impact generated during the process of entrepreneurship and investment will be monitored, assessed and evaluated in real time with data science technologies, therefore we will be able to always adjust strategies to maximize impact as different scale.
乡镇价值循环计划(Village Reset) 是专为面积300至500亩小规模农业社区设计的可持续生态经济微型系统，利于从农作物中研发出独特、优质、高附加价值的手工特色农产品，并透过当地农业文化生态旅游带动延伸产品及服务的发展。与值得商榷的以整合全球经济活动来干预乡村生产活动的典型努力不同，乡镇价值计划既可活化当地微型经济，又能保存本地或少数民族社区文化资产，同时吸引海内外游客前来参与公平交换旅游。基于信任、社群及本地知识为当地经济体创造的赋能，将会是解决城乡二元结构及乡村人口在当代社经系统处于被动角色根本原因的终极方案。
Monitoring and Assessment
Village Reset will pilot a series of impact measurement, monitoring and assessment strategies in China, to validate and monitor the impact generation during the project, communicate with wider audiences of end-users and social capitalists, as well as aggregate impact data model to support other private and public investment in general. There are four key levels of impact data analysis in this project.
Beneficiaries Due Diligence
End-beneficiaries due diligence will be carried out before, during and after investment to develop beneficiaries profiles, which will archive impact data in longitudinal manner.
Impact Investment Mandate Setup
The impact goal of the project is to develop inclusive economy to benefit local community. The metrics development will integrate national standard on poverty alleviation, global standards (from GIIN and IRIS) , as well as investment partners and local government needs. Metrics data will be collected with technologies sensitive to local culture and lifestyle, and demonstrated on real time dashboards for more effective decision-making.
Impact Monitor and Evaluation
Impact metrics will be implemented at both operation and community levels after investment to monitor social and environmental impact development until exiting from the project. Data technology enabled impact measurement will enhance more engaging relationship between local communities, social entrepreneurs, impact fund managers and impact investors.
Impact monitoring will indicate satisfaction of investment mandate when exiting the project. However, the monitoring technologies will be integrated with the community for long term. Therefore, relationship between stakeholders will be very long term.