Our mission

OVERTURE unites innovative technology companies and international development organizations to solve global humanitarian crises.

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Advances in mobile technology and digital connectivity provide unparalleled opportunities to deliver social impact and economic returns to millions of people in developing countries.
— Ann Mei Chang, Executive Director of the U.S. Global Development Lab at USAID

our vision

OVERTURE believes in a world where digital humanitarians collaborate to solve global crises. To realize this vision, OVERTURE unites innovative technology companies and international development organizations in a community to create sustainable, lasting solutions to humanitarian challenges.

Disruptive innovations have fundamentally changed how we live, work and communicate, increasing the quality of life worldwide. Yet, despite this incredible progress, millions of citizens globally struggle to survive living as refugees, in poverty or facing disease.

Recognizing this disconnect, OVERTURE convenes the technology and humanitarian sectors to work together. By leveraging the promise and potential of technology and the grassroots know-how of humanitarian organizations, OVERTURE envisions a better future for all.

our community

While we’re headquartered in the United States and Europe, the audiences we serve are truly global. Driven by executives in the media, Overture’s events – including the prestigious annual event, The Forum – provide independent, impartial platforms for global influencers (political, business, nonprofit, etc.) seeking to improve the state of the world.