OCHA – United Nations Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs
OCHA is the part of the United Nations Secretariat responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies. OCHA also ensures there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall response effort.
OCHA’s mission is to:
- Mobilize and coordinate effective and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors in order to alleviate human suffering in disasters and emergencies.
- Advocate the rights of people in need.
- Promote preparedness and prevention.
- Facilitate sustainable solutions.
UN ITU – International Telecommunication Union
The ITU is the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies – ICTs. ITU is committed to connecting all the world’s people – wherever they live and whatever their means. The ITU has a clear mission to protect and support everyone’s fundamental right to communicate
UNOP – UN Office for Partnerships
The United Nations Office for Partnerships serves as a gateway for partnership opportunities with the United Nations family. It promotes new collaborations and alliances in furtherance of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and provides support to new initiatives of the Secretary-General. UNOP provides Partnership Advisory Services and Outreach to a variety of entities, as well as managing the United Nations Fund for International Partnerships (UNFIP), established by the Secretary-General in March 1998 to serve as the interface in the partnership between the UN system and the UN Foundation, and the United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF), established by the Secretary-General in July 2005 to support democratization throughout the world. The office, headed by Mr. Roland Rich, Officer-in-Charge, reports to the Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon. The Deputy Secretary-General, Mr. Jan Eliasson, oversees the day-to-day operations of UNOP.
BVCA – British Venture Capital Association
The British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (BVCA) is the industry body and public policy advocate for the private equity and venture capital industry in the UK. Our voice is one of authority when speaking for, or negotiating on behalf of, the UK industry. Our aim is to aid understanding, clarity and transparency around the activities of our members, promoting our industry to entrepreneurs and investors as well as to Government, the EU, trade unions, international media and the general public.
More than 500 firms make up the BVCA members and this number continues to grow as the knowledge, news and counsel the BVCA is able to offer its membership is recognised as increasingly invaluable and essential. The BVCA Membership comprises over 230 private equity, midmarket and venture capital firms with an accumulated total of over £200 billion funds under management; as well as nearly 300 professional advisory firms, including legal, accounting, regulatory and tax advisers, corporate financiers, due diligence professionals, environmental advisers, transaction services providers, and placement agents. Additional members include international investors and funds-of-funds, secondary purchasers, university teams and academics and fellow national private equity and venture capital associations globally.
Row6.com is an online community where people are free to express themselves, to discuss real thoughts, feelings and beliefs and to find their own place in the world by seeing life through the lives of others we connect with along the way. To commemorate the world’s population officially reaching seven billion, Row6 has developed “The Hero with Seven Billion Faces”, a multiplatform anthropological project that aims to get the world talking through story telling.
The Global Partnerships Forum (GPF) is a nonprofit platform bringing together global leaders and experts from the public and private sectors to address the Millennium Development Goals through mutually beneficial partnerships. GPF works closely with the United Nations System and other global institutions to Invest in People for Social Change.
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BENEFITS TO ENGAGEMENT
DNA serves a catalyst for the development of innovative partnerships and will appeal to visionary leaders who are focused on addressing pressing global challenges through social engagement and the application of business models.
DNA is timed to coincide with this year’s G8 Summit. DNA will attract a mix of celebrities, corporate executives, government leaders and philanthropists, thus garnering extensive media coverage.
The event also:
Provides the opportunity to collaborate with other leaders and opinion formers from across sectors
Engages new and existing audiences who will be inspired to take action
Allows for individuals and companies to learn from some of world’s best.