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2022 Annual Conference Registration Now Open!

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Who We Are

SID-Washington 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.

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Institutional Membership

If you're an organization, learn more about institutional member benefits, including free membership for your staff.


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If you're an individual interested in joining SID-Washington's 800 individual members, learn more about the benefits here.




Food Security & Agriculture Workgroup

The SID-W 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.


Management Workgroup Session

Development Finance Workgroup

The SID-W 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.



Mark Johnson, Chief Operating Officer, Tetra Tech International Development Services, Tetra Tech

“As a long-time member of SID-W, Tetra Tech greatly benefits from the convening power of SID-W’s events and workgroups, which continue to propel the development community forward in working collaboratively to identify and scale solutions to solve some of the most complex challenges around the world today.”

David Alt, Director of Institutional Donor Engagement and Advancement, Catholic Relief Services

“CRS has been connected to key USG officials, such as the Inspector General of USAID and Mission Directors, thanks to SID-W’s events. These opportunities for engagement are valuable to the agency and are centered around important topics that impacts our day-to-day work and helps tackle global issues.”


Chris Watson, Business Development Manager, Premise Data

"SID-W has a really diverse membership base. As a result, they're able to support events that vary in terms of both their functional focus and the career level of the audience. This means there is always something going on that interests me and adds value to my career." 

Tessie San Martin, President/CEO, Plan International USA

"SID-W is the only entity in Washington that regularly brings together the full spectrum of the international development community: from INGOs, to international development companies, other corporates active in our space, embassies, the USG and other bilateral donor countries.  The result are SID-W events that produce particularly rich discourse - unparalleled in other forums. SID-W is essential to our community."


November 29, 2021

During the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, Abt Associates is launching our Gender Equality, Disability, and Social Inclusion (GEDSI) Framework

December 7, 2021

We invite you to participate in the next phase of growth for you and your organization.

December 8, 2021

Each year, UNA-NCA commemorates the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights with a celebratory event.