2023 Annual Dinner

2023 Annual Dinner

Honoring Governor David Beasley, Former Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP)

Wednesday, November 15, 2023 | 5:00 PM ET 

Washington Hilton (1919 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009) 

In 2023, we were delighted to honor Governor David Beasley, recently retired Executive Director of the World Food Programme, with our Award for Outstanding Leadership in International Development. Governor Beasley has contributed in an exceptional way to international development through his leadership at the World Food Programme, raising $55 billion during his tenure, and helping to combat not just famine and starvation, but also mass migration and destabilization in a number of regions. Read more about Governor Beasley here.

We also presented our Rice Award to an exceptional young professional in international development, Neema Ayoub Magimba. Read more about the Rice Award here

As food insecurity remains one of the most pressing concerns in international development, we plan to donate a percentage of our 2023 Annual Dinner proceeds to the World Central Kitchen and the World Food Programme.

Learn more about the 2022 Annual Dinner at this link, or click here to view the recording from last year's Annual Dinner.



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Please send an email to [email protected] if you have any questions.

Early Bird Discount Deadline (SID-US Members): September 15, 2023

Final deadline to sign up as a Sponsor: October 15, 2023


About the Annual Dinner

Join hundreds of other international development professionals at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, DC for our first Annual Dinner as the newly-rebranded SID-United States. This year, we will celebrate the recipients of SID-United States’ highest honors: The Award for Outstanding Leadership in International Development, awarded to an individual for significant contributions and innovation to the field of international development, and the Andrew E. Rice Award for Leadership and Innovation by a Young Professional in International Development. Learn more about the Andrew E. Rice Award here

The evening will include our ever-popular networking reception, a sit-down dinner, and remarks from our honorees. This is an exceptional opportunity to gather with your current, past and future colleagues, friends, and partners from NGOs, the private sector, government agencies, universities, think tanks, consulting firms, and other organizations working in all sectors of international development.

Questions? Email us at [email protected].

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Thank you to our Sponsors! 



















Improving Economies for Stronger Communities (IESC)



After Party Sponsor

Alliance for International Youth Development

International Youth Foundation

Making Cents International



ADRA International

BAO Systems



Panagora Group