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About SID-US

We are a membership-driven knowledge organization bringing together people from diverse backgrounds, disciplines, and career stages in a neutral, independent forum to discuss important issues in international development — a global town square.

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We are a global town square for international development.

SID-United States, a US-based 501(c)3, is the largest and most active chapter of the Society for International Development (SID), an international network founded in 1957 to serve as a global forum dedicated to sustainable economic, social, and political development.

SID-US is a membership-driven knowledge organization bringing together people from diverse backgrounds, disciplines, and career stages in a neutral, independent forum to discuss important issues in international development. We convene NGOs, the private sector, small businesses, universities, multilateral development institutions, government agencies, consulting firms, and individuals interested in international development. 

Through the locally-driven programs of its member organizations and individuals, the majority of whom work on the front lines of development, SID-US is uniquely positioned to inform and promote more inclusive, equitable, and sustainable international development.

The SID network is spread across several chapters and 3,000 members in more than 50 countries. The Secretariat has offices in Dar es-Salaam (Tanzania), Nairobi (Kenya), and Rome (Italy).

Vision

An inclusive, diverse, informed community of globally engaged organizations and people.

Mission

We connect and convene organizations and people to engage, enrich, and expand our globally-minded community to build a more equitable world.

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4 panelists
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4 panelists