2024 Annual Dinner

Save the date!

Wednesday, November 13, 2024

Washington, DC


Join hundreds of other international development professionals at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, DC for our Annual Dinner. Each year, we 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.

Information on sponsorship packages will be available soon. Questions? Email us at [email protected].


About the 2023 Annual Dinner

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, a percentage of our 2023 Annual Dinner proceeds was donated to the World Central Kitchen and the World Food Programme.

View the recording of the remarks from the 2023 Annual Dinner here.


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