By becoming a member of SID NL you are also a member of the SID International Network.

The Society for International Development (SID) is a global network of individuals and institutions concerned with development. The Society was founded in Washington D.C. in 1957 and has been based in Rome since 1978. Through its programmes and initiatives organised in key centres of development policy in the North and in the South, SID plays a crucial role in promoting dialogue between various stakeholders and interest groups, both locally and internationally.

In addition to the office in Rome, the SID International Secretariat has two regional offices in Nairobi (Kenya) and Dar-es Salaam (Tanzania).  The Nairobi Office is well known for the State of East Africa Report Series, an annual overview with information and insights about the region and the ongoing integration process.

SID has a holistic, multidisciplinary and multi-sector approach to development and social change. What makes SID a unique actor in the development arena is its network with members and local chapters in the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. In addition, it works with more than 100 associations, networks and institutions involving academia, parliamentarians, students, political leaders and development experts, both at local and international level.

SID is governed by a Governing Council, which is elected by SID members via a mail ballot every four years. President of SID International is Mr. Juma V. Mwapachu. SID NL President René Grotenhuis is a member of the current Governing Council.

The Netherlands Chapter is among the largest and most active chapters of SID. Other key chapters include:

SID Buenos AiresSID HamburgSID Vienna, and SID Washington

For more information, visit the international SID Forum

SID Chapters