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With world leaders convening in Bali for the G20 summit, the Atlantic Council Global Food Security Forum, running from November 12 – 13, 2022 at the Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Resort, took a collaborative, cross-sector approach to addressing the global food security challenges of today and envisioning the more resilient food systems and supply chains of tomorrow.

By convening international, regional, and local food security leaders, including government officials, corporate and business leaders, experts, and advocates, this forum offered a prime opportunity for participants to help inform public policies, shape business practices, and frame media discourse amid G20 momentum.
Global food security sits at the nexus of the world’s most pressing challenges. As food insecurity rises – threatened by near-term shocks like the COVID-19 pandemic and war in Ukraine, and long-term risks of climate change and sustained conflict – ending world hunger will require enhanced public-private cooperation and wide-ranging innovation in agriculture, technology, finance and policy.

This forum drew much-needed attention to this issue set by examining current deficits in the global food system, evaluating where and how global actors can improve cooperation and coordination, and applying strategic thinking to bolster food production, distribution, and access.

The 2022 Atlantic Council Global Food Security Forum was co-hosted with the Gaurav and Sharon Srivastava Family Foundation, the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Indonesia, and the Coordinating Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Investment of the Republic of Indonesia. The Atlantic Council intends for the 2022 Global Food Security Forum to be the first in an annual series of high-profile food security forums that will be hosted as official G20 sideline events alongside each summit.

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2022 Global Food Security Forum Agenda

The agenda for the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security’s global forum assessing food security as a global challenge and offering bold solutions.

Concert and reception

Amplifying the cause of global hunger

EGOT Award-winning singer-songwriter John Legend, Indonesian singer-songwriter Sandhy Sondoro, and the US Air Force Band of the Pacific closed the Atlantic Council Global Food Security Forum in Bali, Indonesia with a special performance. During the concert, President of the Republic of Indonesia Joko Widodo received his Atlantic Council Global Citizen Award.

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  • Gen. Wesley Clark, Former Supreme Allied Commander Europe, NATO
  • Amadeus Driando Ahnan-Winarno, Co-Founder, Indonesian Tempe Movement
  • Peter Engelke, Deputy Director of Foresight, Scowcroft Strategy Initiative, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security; Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Energy Center, Atlantic Council
  • Erez Fait, Co-Founder and President, Agrinoze
  • Cary Fowler, Special Envoy for Global Food Security, US Department of State
  • Nicole Goldin, Global Head, Inclusive Economic Growth, Abt Associates and Nonresident Senior Fellow, GeoEconomics Center, Atlantic Council
  • Amb. Vasyl Hamianin, Ambassador of Ukraine to the Republic of Indonesia
  • Bo Holmgreen, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Scholars of Sustenance
  • Arif Husain, Chief Economist & Director at World Food Programme
  • Frederick Kempe, President and Chief Executive Officer, Atlantic Council
  • Matthew Kroenig, Acting Director, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, Atlantic Council
  • H.E. Oleksandr Kubrakov, Minister of Infrastructure, Ukraine
  • Michał Kurtyka, Former Minister of Climate and Environment, Poland
  • Bakur Kvezereli, Chief Executive Officer, Ztractor
  • H.E. Syahrul Yasin Limpo, Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Indonesia
  • H.E. Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, Minister for Maritime and Investment Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia
  • Christopher MacLennan, Deputy Minister of International Development and Personal Representative of the Prime Minister for the G20 Summit, Canada
  • Guy Margalith, Principal Deputy Foreign Policy Advisor, US Indo-Pacific Command
  • Amb. Cindy McCain, United States Permanent Representative to the UN Agencies in Rome
  • Amb. David Merrill, President, US-Indonesia Society
  • Seth Meyer, Chief Economist, United States Department of Agriculture
  • Maria Teresa Nogales, Founder and Executive Director, Fundacion Alternativas
  • Max Peterson, Vice President, Worldwide Public Sector, Amazon Web Services
  • Laksmi Prasvita, Head of Communications, Public Affairs, Science, and Sustainability, Bayer Indonesia
  • Hon. Patrick Ryan, United States Representative from New York
  • Hon. Kira Rudik, Vice President, Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe; People’s Deputy of Ukraine
  • Sadhguru, Founder, Save Soil
  • Hon. Charles Schumer, United States Senator from New York and Senate Majority Leader
  • Adam Schwarz, CEO, Asia Group Advisors
  • Gaurav Srivastava, Founder, Gaurav & Sharon Srivastava Family Foundation
  • Sharon Srivastava, Founder, Gaurav & Sharon Srivastava Family Foundation
  • Hon. Debbie Stabenow, United States Senator from Michigan and Chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry
  • H.E. Prabowo Subianto, Minister of Defense of the Republic of Indonesia
  • Michael Vatikiotis, Senior Advisor, Center for Humanitarian Dialogue
  • Qingfeng Zhang, Chief, Rural Development and Food Security Thematic Group, Asian Development Bank

Agenda

All times are displayed in Bali local time.

Day 1 | November 12

Day 1 will be livestreamed and will include an in-person audience.

1:00 – 1:15 p.m.   Welcome remarks

Frederick Kempe, President and Chief Executive Officer, Atlantic Council

Gaurav Srivastava, Founder, Gaurav & Sharon Srivastava Family Foundation


1:15 – 2:45 p.m.   WORKSHOP I: The state of global food security: From farm to fork

This workshop of leading experts will examine the state of global food security in 2022 and address the current challenges facing the world’s food supply and distribution.

MODERATOR: Adam Schwarz, CEO, Asia Group Advisors


2:45 – 3:00 p.m.   Coffee break


3:00 – 4:30 p.m.   WORKSHOP II: Food security solutions

From supply chain crunches and shipping setbacks, to rising inflation and fuel costs, the Covid-19 pandemic and war in Ukraine have exacerbated global food insecurity. This workshop will explore how government, multilateral institutions, the private sector, non-profits, and philanthropies can address the world’s food security challenges.

MODERATOR: Michael Vatikiotis, Senior Advisor, Center for Humanitarian Dialogue


4:30 – 4:35 p.m.   Closing remarks

Matthew Kroenig, Acting Director, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, Atlantic Council

Day 2 | November 13

Day 2 will be livestreamed and will include an in-person audience.

8:15 – 8:35 a.m.   National anthems and welcome remarks

Frederick Kempe, President and Chief Executive Officer, Atlantic Council

Hon. Charles Schumer, United States Senator from New York and Senate Majority Leader


8:35 – 9:00 a.m.   Keynote remarks

Gaurav Srivastava, Founder, Gaurav & Sharon Srivastava Family Foundation

H.E. Prabowo Subianto, Minister of Defense, Republic of Indonesia


9:00 – 9:05 a.m.   US keynote

Sen. Debbie Stabenow, United States Senator from Michigan; Chairwoman, Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry


9:05 – 9:25 a.m.   A fireside chat with H.E. Prabowo Subianto, Minister of Defense of the Republic of Indonesia

General Wesley Clark, Chairman and CEO, Wesley K. Clark & Associates

Gaurav Srivastava, Founder, Gaurav & Sharon Srivastava Family Foundation

H.E. Prabowo Subianto, Minister of Defense, Republic of Indonesia

MODERATOR: Desi Anwar, Senior Anchor, CNN Indonesia


9:25 – 9:35 a.m.   Remarks by H.E. Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, the Coordinating Minister of Maritime Affairs and Investment of the Republic of Indonesia

H.E. Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, Coordinating Minister of Maritime Affairs and Investment, Republic of Indonesia


9:35 – 10:40 a.m.  PANEL I: The state of global food security: From farm to fork

This panel of leading experts will examine the state of global food security in 2022 and address the current challenges facing the world’s food supply and distribution.

Amb. Vasyl Hamianin, Ambassador of Ukraine to the Republic of Indonesia

Bo Holmgreen, Founder and CEO, Scholars of Sustenance

Michał Kurtyka, Former Minister of Climate and Environment, Poland

Guy Margalith, Principal Deputy Foreign Policy Advisor, US Indo-Pacific Command

Maria Teresa Nogales, Founder and Executive Director, Fundacion Alternativas

Laksmi Prasvita, Head of Communications, Public Affairs, Science, and Sustainability, Bayer Indonesia

MODERATOR: Amb. David Merrill, President, US-Indonesia Society


10:40 – 10:45 a.m.  Keynote Remarks

Sharon Srivastava, Co-Founder, Gaurav & Sharon Srivastava Family Foundation


10:45 – 10:55 a.m.  Food security: A perspective from Canada

Christopher MacLennan, Deputy Minister of International Development and Personal Representative of the Prime Minister for the G20 Summit, Canada


10:55 – 11:15 a.m.   Coffee break


11:15 – 11:25 a.m.   Soil and Security

Sadhguru, Founder, Save Soil


11:25 – 12:30 p.m.  PANEL II: Agriculture ministers and senior officials on food security

This panel will feature agricultural ministers and senior officials who cover agriculture in their portfolio discussing their approach to addressing the challenge of food insecurity in the current global context.

H.E. Syahrul Yasin Limpo, Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Indonesia

Seth Meyer, Chief Economist, United States Department of Agriculture

Hon. Kira Rudik, Vice President, Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe; People’s Deputy of Ukraine

MODERATOR: Gen. Wesley Clark, Chairman and CEO, Wesley K. Clark & Associates


12:30 – 1:15 p.m.  Lunch


1:15 – 1:20 p.m.   US keynote

INTRODUCER: Gen. Wesley Clark, Chairman and CEO, Wesley K. Clark & Associates

Cary Fowler, Special Envoy for Global Food Security, US Department of State

Hon. Cindy McCain, United States Permanent Representative, US Mission to the UN Agencies in Rome


1:20 – 2:25 p.m.  PANEL III: Food security solutions

From supply chain crunches and shipping setbacks, to rising inflation and fuel costs, the Covid-19 pandemic and war in Ukraine have exacerbated global food insecurity. This panel will explore how government, multilateral institutions, the private sector, non-profits, and philanthropies can address the world’s food security challenges.

Erez Fait, Co-Founder and President, Agrinoze

Arif Husain, Chief Economist, World Food Programme

H.E. Oleksandr Kubrakov, Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine

Bakur Kvezereli, Chief Executive Officer, Ztractor

Max Peterson, Vice President, Worldwide Public Sector, Amazon Web Services

Qingfeng Zhang, Chief of Rural Development and Food Security Thematic Group, Asian Development Bank

MODERATOR: Nicole Goldin, Global Head, Inclusive Economic Growth, Abt Associates and Nonresident Senior Fellow, GeoEconomics Center, Atlantic Council


2:25 – 2:30 p.m.   Congressional keynote

INTRODUCER: Matthew Kroenig, Acting Director, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, Atlantic Council

Hon. Patrick Ryan, United States Representative from New York


2:30 – 2:40 p.m.    Tempe Fermentation: An ancient solution for modern food security challenges

Amadeus Driando Ahnan-Winarno, Co-Founder, Indonesian Tempe Movement


2:40 – 2:50 p.m.  Wrap up: Key takeaways from the forum

Frederick Kempe, President and Chief Executive Officer, Atlantic Council


2:50 – 3:00 p.m.  Closing remarks at the Global Food Security Forum

Frederick Kempe, President and Chief Executive Officer, Atlantic Council

Gaurav Srivastava, Founder, Gaurav & Sharon Srivastava Family Foundation


7:00 p.m.   Concert and reception

A reception and performances by the Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award-winning musician and philanthropist John Legend; the esteemed US Air Force Band of the Pacific; and the popular Indonesian singer-songwriter Sandhy Sondoro will cap off the Atlantic Council Global Food Security Forum in Bali, Indonesia.

Presented by

The Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security works to develop sustainable, nonpartisan strategies to address the most important security challenges facing the United States and the world.

Co-hosted by

Srivastava
Indonesian Ministry of Defense MOD
Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs and Investment of the Republic of Indonesia

Sponsored by

Srivastava
Arsari Group
EMP
Abt Associates
Harvest Commodities

Media partnership with

CNN Indonesia
Kompas

In collaboration with

G20 Indonesia 2022