Young Professionals in Development Network (YPN)

SID-Washington's Young Professionals in Development Network (YPN) is a collaborative space for young professionals (under the age of 32) interested and working in international development and dedicated to strengthening its impact both at home and abroad by building partnerships among peers and facilitating and empowering a peer initiative. YPN’s goal is to provide a space for young professionals to network, learn more about the sector, participate in cutting edge debates and discussions on current development issues, and access professional development tools, resources, and skill-building workshops.  

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

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 2021 YPN Annual Report

SID-Washington is happy to announce the launch of the FY 2021 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!

Meet the Co-Chairs

Country Registration Specialist, Business Services , FHI360
Manager, Inclusive Growth, The Greater Washington Partnership