If you are an active practitioner in the field of international development, ... the SID Washington, D.C. Chapter is a 'must' group for you. No other organization follows the unfolding events of development as closely or completely...
- Jim Kolbe, Senior Transatlantic Fellow, Transatlantic Taskforce on Development, German Marshall Fund
I joined SID-Washington because it offers a collaborative platform for sharing good ideas, strategic relationships and innovative solutions that are critical for developing effective responses to the challenges of globalization.
- Kristi Ragan, Strategic Advisor to USAID Global Development Alliance, DAI
I am very grateful to SID-Washington. As a 30-year member of the organization, I applaud SID-Washington’s commitment, to airing multiple perspectives on controversial and timely issues...SID-Washington’s proven ability to assemble diverse groups and fine minds to discuss and debate important issues with passion and mutual respect is an enormous contribution.
-Larry Cooley, President, Management Systems International
International Health & Nutrition Workgroup Event
March 11, 2014
Want to ensure that health issues are addressed across the broad development agenda? All are welcome, no prior experience with the workgroup is necessary.
Private Sector Development Workgroup Event
March 13, 2014
Join us for a planning meeting to discuss this year’s agenda for the SID-Washington Private Sector Development Workgroup. Please take a moment to fill out this brief survey, which will help us gain feedback on your interests. Please complete this by no later than March 7th.
Environment and Energy & Infrastrucutre Workgroup's Joint Event
March 18, 2014
When people have access to water and energy, poverty is reduced and life chances are significantly improved. In its focus on the water-energy nexus for UN World Water Day on March 22, 2014, the World Water Report examines how the water and energy sectors are working together to increase energy services that will lead to major improvements in sanitation, agriculture, and economic growth in developing countries.
SID-Washington Chapter Event
March 19, 2014
Panel members will explore how/whether those African countries that have gained a place in the top rank of global GDP growth over the past five years can sustain high growth and at the same time avoid a worsening split between, on the one hand, a progressively more prosperous, well-educated middle class and business community, and, on the other hand, a large mass of rural and, increasingly, urban poor who do not participate in this growth process, remain marginalized, and are trapped in poverty.
Governance, Corruption, & Rule of Law, and International Health & Nutrition Workgroup's Joint Event
March 27, 2014From Policy to Implementation: How USAID's New Strategy for Democracy and Governance Deepens Health Program Impact
The USAID Democracy, Human Rights and Governance strategy adopted in June 2013 emphasizes that “all of USAID’s development programs should deliberately undertake initiatives to ensure equality of opportunity and access to public goods and services for all citizens, especially vulnerable populations and minority groups, to address the disparities that so often constrain the achievement of socioeconomic development goals.”
Gender in Development Workgroup Event
April 11, 2014
Please join the SID-Washington Gender in Development Workgroup (SID/GID) for the Guatemala Human Rights Commission/USA (GHRC)’s Spring 2014 Speakers Tour featuring Makrina Gudiel, a survivor of Guatemala’s internal armed conflict. Makrina will explain why her family has fought for justice for these crimes despite ongoing death threats against them.
Registration is now open for the 2014 Annual Conference on Tuesday, May 20th
Now accepting applications through Monday, March 31st
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