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Society for International Development

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Areas of expertise & Fields of activity:

Economic and Social:
  • Agriculture
  • Business and Industry
  • Citizenship and Governance
  • Culture
  • Development
  • Economics and Finance
  • Extreme poverty
  • Financing for Development
  • Food
  • Governance
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • Industrial Development
  • Information
  • Least Developed Countries
  • Media
  • New Global Institutions
  • Peace and Security
  • Population
  • Science and Technology
  • Social Development
  • Statistics
  • United Nations Reform
  • Values
  • Women
  • Women/gender Equality
  • Youth

  • Gender Issues and Advancement of Women:
  • Advocacy and outreach
  • Human rights of women
  • Institutional mechanisms for the advancement of women
  • Policy advice
  • Research
  • Women and health
  • Women and the economy
  • Women in power and decision-making

  • Social Development:
  • Employment
  • Poverty
  • Social policy
  • Youth

  • Sustainable Development:
  • Capacity-building
  • Energy
  • Gender equality
  • Industrial development
  • Integrated decision-making
  • Poverty
  • Sustainable development for Africa

  • Peace and Development in Africa:
  • Development in Africa
  • Peace in Africa

  • NEPAD:
  • Agriculture and Food Security
  • Crosscutting issues (Gender and Capacity Development)
  • Economic and Corporate Governance
  • Human Development
  • Regional Integration and Infrastructure
  • Country of activity:
  • Germany
  • Austria
  • Argentina
  • Canada
  • Israel
  • Netherlands
  • United Republic of Tanzania
  • Mauritius
  • Uganda
  • Australia
  • Rwanda
  • Italy
  • Bangladesh
  • Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
  • Burundi
  • Cyprus
  • Kenya
  • United States of America
  • Haiti
  • India
  • Somalia
  • Millennium Development Goals:
  • Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
  • Promote gender equality and empower women
  • Ensure environmental sustainability
  • Develop global partnership for development
  • Mission statement:
    Year established:
    Year of registration: 1981
    Organizational structure: The organizational structure of SID consists of a General Assembly, a Governing Council, an Executive Committee, national and local organizations, and an international Secretariat. The SID General Assembly is composed by all the members of the Society and meet every four years in the context of the SID World Conference. It is the sovereign body of SID, approving the broad guidelines for the programme and generally overseeing the work and activities of the Society. The SID Governing Council is elected at one General Assembly and serves until the installation of a successor Council at the next General Assembly. It consists of a minimum of ten (10) and a maximum of fifteen (15) members elected by the membership and meets at least once annually. It elects a President, a Treasurer, up-to-two Vice Presidents, and provides the mandate to the Managing Director as the CEO of the organization. When the Council is not in Session, its functions are carried by the SID Executive Committee. All SID activities are coordinated by the SID Secretariat that operates with the leadership of the SID Managing Director and the overall guidance of the Council. It is the policy of the Society to encourage and recognize the establishment of national and local SID Chapters and other units. The form of organization may vary from country to country. The Governing Council is empowered to provide for the establishment and operation of such units in the name of the Society for International Development.
    Number and type of members: SID has over 30 chapters, and 3,000 members in more than 50 countries. While headquartered in Rome, Italy, its main operational offices are located in Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania.
    Funding structure:
  • Membership fees or dues
  • Grants from Governments
  • Product sales and business services
  • Donations and grants from domestic sources
  • Foreign and international grants
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