Young Professionals in Development (YPN) Network

Young Professionals in Development Network (YPN)

SID-Washington's Young Professionals in Development Network (YPN) is a group of young professionals (under the age of 32) in the arena of international development dedicated to strengthening its impact both at home and abroad by building partnerships among peers and facilitating and empowering a peer initiative. Its goal is to promote information-sharing and skill-building for professional development.

Lydia Cardona (Manager, Conservation International) and Jamila White (Senior Africa Representative, Mercy Corps) are the co-chairs for the network. For more information about YPN or to be added to our e-mail list, please contact Paul Sherman at [email protected].

Our Facebook Group

The YPN Facebook Group serves as a platform for young professionals in international development to network and engage with one another. We will share relevant events and opportunities in the D.C. area. Please click here to join the group.

YPN Annual Report

We are happy to announce the relaunch of SID-Washington's Annual Reports for its Workgroups and Networks! Each report includes a review of past events, including speakers, photos, event descriptions, summaries, and more. Check them out to get a rundown of the past year at SID-Washington! To view the YPN Annual Report, please click here. All other reports can be viewed here.

Public Speaking Workshops

The Public Speaking Workshops give young professionals the experience of presenting on development-related topics, projects, and innovations in a panel-style format. The event promotes peer learning and will help build public speaking and presentation skills. Click here for more information and to sign up!

YPN Leadership Positions

SID-Washington is seeking applicants for the following leadership positions:

  • SID-Washington YPN Events Manager
  • SID-Washington YPN Communications Manager

Managers will work closely with YPN Co-Chairs Lydia Cardona and Jamila White and SID-Washington staff to coordinate the network's activities. The positions will be on a volunteer basis for a six-month term. 

Click here to apply! 

Participation in the Network is free for SID-Washington members. To become a member of SID-Washington, please click here.