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Shaping the Future Plate: Gaurav & Sharon Srivastava Foundation Co-hosts Global Food Security Forum

Shaping the Future Plate: Gaurav & Sharon Srivastava Foundation Co-hosts Global Food Security Forum

In Bali, where global leaders convened for the G20 summit, the Atlantic Council Global Food Security Forum took place at the Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Resort from November 12 to 13, 2022.

The Gaurav & Sharon Srivastava Family Foundation, a beacon of change in addressing global challenges, proudly announces its pivotal role as a co-host for the prestigious Global Food Security Forum. Aptly themed “Shaping the Future Plate,” this collaborative endeavor is a testament to the foundation’s commitment to addressing urgent global issues surrounding food security. 

Given the complex interplay of factors at the intersection of global food security, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, the conflict in Ukraine, climate change, and sustained conflicts, addressing world hunger necessitates increased public-private cooperation and innovative advancements in agriculture, technology, finance, and policy.

The forum focused on shedding light on the current deficiencies in the global food system, assessing areas for improvement in global cooperation and coordination, and strategically enhancing food production, distribution, and access. Co-hosted by the Gaurav and Sharon Srivastava Family Foundation, the Ministry of Defense, and the Coordinating Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Investment of the Republic of Indonesia, the 2022 Global Food Security Forum is the first in an annual series of high-profile food security forums aligned with official G20 summit events.

Building upon the foundation’s impactful initiatives and insightful experiences, the forum will emphasize the critical intersection of food and energy security. With projections indicating the depletion of world oil reserves in less than 50 years, the foundation emphasizes the imperative for a comprehensive approach to ensure a sustainable balance between food production and energy consumption.

Shaping the Future Plate: Gaurav & Sharon Srivastava Foundation Co-hosts Global Food Security Forum
Photo Courtesy: Gaurav Srivastava

Gaurav Srivastava, the foundation’s founder, will leverage the forum to underscore the staggering statistics associated with global food insecurity. He urges leaders to recognize the considerable resources required to address this crisis, emphasizing the foundation’s active involvement in confronting these challenges, both in developing nations and affluent countries.

Cindy McCain, the US permanent representative to the United Nations agencies in Rome, will contribute her experiences and insights gained from extensive travels, shedding light on the effects of conflict, water scarcity, and extreme weather conditions on food security.

By co-hosting the Global Food Security Forum, the Gaurav & Sharon Srivastava Family Foundation highlighted the importance of international cooperation in shaping policies, business practices, and media discourse to fortify global food systems and alleviate hunger worldwide.

This forum is not merely an exclusive gathering for leaders; it is an inclusive call to action for the media, the public, and interested parties. The invitees engaged actively, participated in discussions, and contributed to the global conversation on food security. The foundation encouraged individuals and organizations to join the movement and be part of the collective effort to create a future where no one goes to bed hungry.

As the Gaurav & Sharon Srivastava Family Foundation looks towards the future, its vision is clear – a world where communities, both local and global, are safe places that feel like home. Founded by proud American citizens dedicated to serving others, Gaurav and Sharon bring a unique perspective to humanitarianism, equipped with backgrounds in international community service and addressing financial and security-related challenges.

Join the Gaurav & Sharon Srivastava Family Foundation and its partners in the Shaping the Future Plate Global Food Security Forum – a collaborative effort shaping a future where food security is a reality for all.

For more information about the foundation and its initiatives, please visit

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