- Who We Are
- How To Participate
- Annual Events
SID-United States 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.
If you're an organization, learn more about institutional member benefits, including free membership for your staff.
If you're an individual interested in joining SID-Washington's 800 individual members, learn more about the benefits here.
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 SID-US Food Security and Agriculture Workgroup is a group of individuals actively engaged and informed on the agriculture sector. With events ranging from industry led value chain coalitions to the challenges of feeding a city, this workgroup aims to inform on the logistics and practices of food as well as the opportunities in agricultural development.
The SID-US Development Finance Workgroup is a group of individuals actively engaged in finance architecture and the monetary tools of development. With events ranging from the involvement of international lending to the relevance and strength of microfinance, this workgroup aims to inform and educate on any and all development issues that relate to finance.