- Who We Are
- How To Participate
SID-Washington is a membership-driven knowledge organization bringing together people from diverse organizations, disciplines, and career stages in a neutral, independent forum -- a "global town square.” This unique space cuts across all sectors of development covering humanitarian, stabilization, transition and long-term development.
As a “town square” for the global development community, we pursue our mission through regional and functional workgroups, monthly chapter events, and special programs. We also hold annual flagship events, including a major conference on trends and issues in international development, a nationally recognized Career Fair for entry-level and mid-level professionals, and an Annual Dinner that celebrates standout achievements in our field and brings together thought leaders to address our community directly.
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Each workgroup convenes on a regular basis under the leadership of experienced development practitioners, for discussions about development challenges and to share best practices and innovations with a professional community of practice. In addition to the substantive professional discussions and material you will gain from these workgroup sessions, you will also have ample opportunity to engage with practitioners around your area of expertise.
The Africa Workgroup is a group of individuals actively committed to issues of development concerning the continent. With issues ranging from regional pandemics to private sector engagement in the local economies, this workgroup aims to promote and inform on any and all of development issues related to the continent of Africa.
The SID-W Knowledge Management Workgroup is a group of individuals actively engaged in the issues of data and project management. With events ranging from new USAID program cycles to theories of change in program design this workgroup aims to inform on the evolving practices and strategies of knowledge management.
The American Bar Association is one of the world’s largest voluntary professional organizations, with nearly 400,000 members and more than 3,500 entities. It is committed to doing what only a national association of attorneys can do: serving our members, improving the legal profession, eliminating bias and enhancing diversity, and advancing the Rule of Law throughout the United States and around the world.