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We are delighted to announce this year’s recipient of the SID-US Award for Outstanding Leadership in International Development: US Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA 13th District).
Congresswoman Lee has been a long-standing champion for international development and has advanced the sector through her work advocating for the world’s most vulnerable populations. She has served in the US Congress for 24 years and is the highest ranking African American woman in Democratic Leadership, serving as Co-Chair of the Policy and Steering Committee. Congresswoman Lee has long advocated for legislative action to end poverty and has also been a fierce advocate for ending HIV and ensuring an AIDS-free generation. She was instrumental in the legislative frameworks for the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, as well as legislation establishing a USAID special advisor for orphans and vulnerable children. Learn more about Congresswoman Barbara Lee here.
We are extremely pleased that Congresswoman Lee can join us at our Annual Dinner on November 17th to receive our Award for Outstanding Leadership in International Development.
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.
All in-person participants of the SID-US 2022 Annual Dinner in Washington, DC must provide proof of vaccination for COVID-19 in order to attend the event. On November 17, participants must show their hard-copy or digital proof of vaccination with a form of valid identification. In order to ensure as safe an environment as possible for our attendees, SID-US will monitor U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the District of Columbia guidance and may modify its policies accordingly, which remain subject to change at any time.
Please check the SID-US website or email [email protected] to find out the latest requirements.