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.

Participation in the Network is free for SID-Washington members. To become a member of SID-Washington, please click here. For more information about YPN or to be added to our e-mail list, please contact Paul Sherman at

YPN Co-Chair Position Available

We are now accepting applications for a YPN Co-Chair position! The new Co-Chair will work with Jamila White to put on new events for YPN. If you are interested in applying, please send a resume, cover letter, and two references to More information can be found here.

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.

FY 2019 YPN Annual Report

SID-Washington is happy to announce the launch of the FY 2019 YPN Annual Report! The report includes a review of past events, including speakers, photos, event descriptions, summaries, and more. Check it out here to get a rundown of the past year at SID-Washington!

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! 

Meet the Co-Chairs

Associate Consultant, Dalberg Advisors
Senior Africa Representative, Mercy Corps