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Nexus of Change: Gaurav Srivastava’s Gaurav & Sharon Srivastava Family Foundation at the Helm of Global Food Security Forum

Nexus of Change: Gaurav Srivastava’s Gaurav & Sharon Srivastava Family Foundation at the Helm of Global Food Security Forum
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Taking a pivotal role, the Gaurav & Sharon Srivastava Family Foundation leads as a primary organizer of the transformative Global Food Security Forum, themed “Nexus of Change.” This dynamic collaboration underscores the foundation’s steadfast commitment to addressing urgent global challenges surrounding food security. 

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.

Highlighting the silent devastation caused by hunger and malnutrition, the forum emphasized the detrimental impact on the development of the young and the overall health, energy, and productivity of all ages. The ripple effects extend to political instability and violence within communities. Recognizing the critical importance of food security for both local and global stability, the forum addressed the intricate connections between energy markets, supply chains, trade, transportation networks, and international finance in shaping food production, movement, price, and consumption.

During the conference, leaders from government, industry, and civil society engaged in discussions on pressing global issues on the sidelines of the G20 Summit. The event concluded with Indonesian President Joko Widodo accepting the Atlantic Council Global Citizen Award and expressing his commitment to being part of the global solution. The conference also featured a concert by John Legend, a philanthropist addressing hunger, who stressed the importance of the ongoing conversation facilitated by the Atlantic Council, the Indonesian government, and the Srivastava Family Foundation during the G20.

Utilizing the foundation’s impactful initiatives and insightful experiences, the forum shone a spotlight on the crucial nexus of change at the crossroads of food and energy security. With projections pointing to the depletion of world oil reserves in less than 50 years, the foundation stresses the urgent need for a comprehensive approach to ensure a sustainable balance between food production and energy consumption.

Gaurav Srivastava, the foundation’s visionary founder, seized the forum as an opportunity to highlight the staggering statistics associated with global food insecurity. He urged leaders to recognize the substantial resources required to address this crisis and emphasized the foundation’s active engagement in confronting these challenges, both in developing nations and affluent countries.

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

As the Gaurav & Sharon Srivastava Family Foundation assumed a leading role in co-hosting the Global Food Security Forum, it signified a commitment to driving international cooperation in shaping policies, business practices, and media discourse to fortify global food systems and alleviate hunger worldwide.

This forum extends an inclusive invitation, not just to leaders but to the media, the public, and interested stakeholders. All were encouraged to actively participate in discussions and contribute to the global conversation on food security. The foundation urged individuals and organizations alike to join the movement and be instrumental in the collective effort to envision a future where hunger is eradicated.

Founded by proud American citizens dedicated to serving others, Gaurav and Sharon bring a unique perspective to humanitarianism. With backgrounds in international community service and addressing financial and security-related challenges, they envision a world where communities, both local and global, are safe places that feel like home.

Join the Gaurav & Sharon Srivastava Family Foundation and its partners at the Nexus of Change Global Food Security Forum – an empowering collaboration steering a future where food security is a shared reality for all.

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

Published by: Aly Cinco

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