Testimonials

If you are an active practitioner in the field of international development, ... the SID Washington, D.C. Chapter is a 'must' group for you. No other organization follows the unfolding events of development as closely or completely...

- Jim Kolbe, Senior Transatlantic Fellow, Transatlantic Taskforce on Development, German Marshall Fund

I joined SID-Washington because it offers a collaborative platform for sharing good ideas, strategic relationships and innovative solutions that are critical for developing effective responses to the challenges of globalization.

- Kristi Ragan, Strategic Advisor to USAID Global Development Alliance, DAI

I am very grateful to SID-Washington. As a 30-year member of the organization, I applaud SID-Washington’s commitment, to airing multiple perspectives on controversial and timely issues...SID-Washington’s proven ability to assemble diverse groups and fine minds to discuss and debate important issues with passion and mutual respect is an enormous contribution.

-Larry Cooley, President, Management Systems International

Washington DC international development

Upcoming Events

January 30, 2015

International Health and Nutrition Workgroup

International Health and Nutrition Workgroup Planning Meeting

Join us for a planning meeting to discuss this year’s agenda for the SID-Washington International Health and Nutrition Workgroup.

January 30, 2015

Young Professionals Workgroup

Young Professionals Workgroup Planning Meeting

Join us for a planning meeting to discuss this year’s agenda for the SID-Washington Young Professionals Workgroup. 

February 3, 2015

Governance, Corruption & Rule of Law Workgroup

Corruption, Security and Development: A Discussion with Sarah Chayes

This panel is an opportunity for dialogue with USAID officials and development implementers on the challenges and opportunities of the fight against corruption.

February 6, 2015

Energy and Infrastructure Workgroup

Energy and Infrastructure Workgroup Planning Meeting

Join us for a planning meeting to discuss this year’s agenda for the SID-Washington Energy and Infrastructure Workgroup. 

February 10, 2015

SID-Washington Chapter Event

The Changing Face of Aid

Join us on Tuesday, February 10th for a discussion on the ways in which approaches to aid are changing and will continue to change in the future. Representatives from USAID, the private sector, and two foundations will discuss how donors' priorities and strategies are shifting and how NGOs and private sector firms relying on aid are evolving as a result. 

February 17, 2015

Private Sector Development and Food Security and Agriculture Workgroup

Industry-led Value Chain Coalitions: Global Leaders Teaming to Ensure the Future Viability of Commodities and Companies, and Improving Community Livelihoods

As the industry’s leading convening authority, we invite you to join WCF’s President, Bill Guyton, and WCF member companies Cargill, Hershey, Mars, and other global leaders in the cocoa industry as they discuss the CocoaAction initiative; key consumer and commercial drivers in sustainability and livelihoods programming; their respective commitments and global strategies; and the evolution of past and current industry-led interventions.

February 26, 2015

Asia Pacific Workgroup Event

Asia Pacific Workgroup Planning Meeting

Join us for a planning meeting to discuss this year’s agenda for the SID-Washington Asia Pacific Workgroup. 

SID-Washington Activities

Our Mission: Advancing equitable development by bringing diverse constituencies together to debate critical ideas, policies and practices that will shape our global future.

Workgroups

Annual Dinner

Career Fair

Chapter Events

Networking

Annual Conference

2014 Annual Gala Dinner 

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