The Open Nuclear Network (ONN), a programme of the One Earth Future Foundation (OEF), is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with the Verification Research, Training and Information Centre (VERTIC). The ONN-VERTIC partnership strives to ensure that the strengths of both parties are leveraged to amplify organizations' reach, impact and efforts.
The two organizations have agreed on a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), which will enhance collaboration to facilitate joint fundraising efforts, sharing of information and project development in line with ONN’s mission of nuclear risk assessment and prevention or intervention, and VERTIC’s focus on implementation, verification and compliance across non-proliferation, disarmament and security.
The OEF is an operating foundation that designs and implements innovative peacebuilding programs worldwide. The OEF works with communities affected by conflict to eliminate the root causes of war. The foundation has offices and operations in Africa, North and South America, and Europe. The ONN is an OEF programme operated and managed by OEF’s independent subsidiary organization in Europe, One Earth Future Austria. The ONN is designed to assess the evolution of nuclear risks worldwide, initially focusing on Northeast Asia, utilizing open-source information tools, such as knowledge platforms, data centres, and overhead imagery. It designs, promotes, or implements tailored risk prevention or intervention projects based on its risk assessments.
The Verification Research, Training and Information Centre (VERTIC) is a charitable organisation established in 1986 in the UK. VERTIC supports the development, implementation, verification and compliance measures of international agreements and law. The organisation’s areas of focus include peace and security treaties on nuclear, biological and chemical weapons, conventional forces, new technologies, and sustainability. VERTIC carries out activities within the nuclear field across non-proliferation, disarmament and security. VERTIC provides support through research and analysis, assistance and training, information resources, and engagement with the governmental, diplomatic, technical, scientific and non-governmental communities. The organisation’s staff comprises legal experts, scientists and policy analysts from a range of nationalities and disciplines based in the UK and around the world.