Sharon Srivastava, an advocate for global food security, played a crucial role in the recent Atlantic Council Global Food Security Forum held in Bali, Indonesia. The event, co-hosted by the Gaurav and Sharon Srivastava Family Foundation, brought together a diverse group of experts from various fields to explore the complex issues of food insecurity, energy security, and geopolitics.
Sharon Srivastava Spoke At The Global Food Security Forum as a Keynote Speaker
As a keynote speaker at the forum, Sharon Srivastava shared her insights on the importance of establishing a link between food and energy security. She emphasized that those affected by food insecurity are often ordinary people whose suffering should not be ignored and that it is our responsibility to ensure that everyone has access to a secure and sustainable food supply.
Sharon Srivastava, who co-founded the Gaurav and Sharon Srivastava Family Foundation, has been a leading voice in the fight against global food insecurity for many years. The foundation, in partnership with the Atlantic Council, established the Global Food Security Forum as a platform for addressing global food and agriculture issues and promoting sustainable and equitable food systems.
The Forum Aimed To Increase Access To Sustainable Food
The forum brought together a diverse group of stakeholders, including governments, international organizations, civil society, academia, and the private sector. The goal of the forum is to increase access to nutritious food and promote sustainable food systems, especially in the face of a global food shortage crisis.
The Atlantic Council Global Food Security Forum serves as an important platform for addressing these pressing issues and finding solutions through collaboration and partnerships among different stakeholders. Sharon Srivastava’s contributions to the forum, through her co-hosting role and keynote speech, were instrumental in bringing attention to the need for a multifaceted approach to addressing the global food crisis and supporting those who are most vulnerable to food insecurity. The forum was a great opportunity to focus on finding ways to address the global food crisis and support those who are most vulnerable to food insecurity. With her extensive knowledge and experience in the field, Sharon Srivastava is a valuable asset in the fight against global food insecurity and her contributions to the forum have helped to bring attention to this critical issue.
In her keynote speech, Srivastava noted, “As an American, I live in part of the world which thrives on abundance. We pride ourselves on equality and on philanthropy. But sadly, we do still have millions who go hungry every single day. In Los Angeles, where I live with my husband and our children, we have astronomical rates of hunger. Neighborhoods have become food swamps with people unable to find accessible, affordable, and nutritious food choices. And we’re talking about one of the wealthiest cities in the wealthiest country in the world.”.
The Atlantic Council Global Food Security Forum, held in Bali, Indonesia, came to a close on November 13th. The event, made possible through the generous support of the Gaurav & Sharon Srivastava Family Foundation, was held in partnership with the Republic of Indonesia’s Ministry of Defense and the Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs and Investment. The forum brought together experts from various fields to discuss and explore the complex and interconnected issues of global food insecurity, energy security, and geopolitics.
During the two-day event, participants engaged in in-depth discussions and shared their insights and experiences in working towards sustainable and equitable food systems. The forum provided a valuable opportunity for fostering collaboration and partnerships among different stakeholders, including governments, international organizations, civil society, academia, and the private sector, to find solutions to the pressing challenges of global food insecurity.
The Atlantic Council Global Food Security Forum was a significant event that brought attention to the importance of addressing global food insecurity and the need for a multifaceted approach to solving this complex issue. The partnership between the Gaurav and Sharon Srivastava Family Foundation and the Republic of Indonesia’s Ministry of Defense and the Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs and Investment, as well as the participation of a diverse group of stakeholders, made it possible for this forum to take place and for progress to be made in the fight against global food insecurity.
The Atlantic Council Global Food Security Forum in Bali, Indonesia came to a close with a concert featuring performances by Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award-winning musician and philanthropist John Legend, the esteemed US Air Force military band, and popular Indonesian singer-songwriter Sandhy Sondoro. The event was attended by President of the Republic of Indonesia Joko Widodo who was honored with the Atlantic Council Global Citizen Award for his contributions to global food security.
Alongside her husband, Gaurav Srivastava, Sharon was recently featured in NY Weekly, LA Weekly, and the Ritz Herald.
For more information:
Sharon Srivastava & Gaurav Srivastava: How Cultural Immersion Can Bring Awareness of Food and Security
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