Areas of Engagement


Keynote address by Amb. Juma V. Mwapachu, President, SID International Governing Council, Frankfurt, October 2nd, 2015, on the occasion of the SID Frankfurt chapter event.

Dear Friends,

Seizing the opportunity of an emerging energy revolution to build shared value for citizens, businesses and the country

Right To Food and Nutrition Watch: International Launch

The civil society-led Right to Food and Nutrition Watch 2015, 'Peoples’ Nutrition Is Not a Business', will be launched in Rome on October 9, shedding light on the control businesses have over food systems and policies.

Media release

by Sanjay Reddy | Now that the dust has just begun to settle after the self- and mutual congratulations of last week’s launch of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) era, it is time to ask: what now? In a paper we release today (click here to download a pdf version) Ingrid Harvold Kvangraven and I raise some basic conceptual questions regarding global development goals: Why have them at all?

By Barbara Adams | Global Policy Watch

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) negotiated painstakingly over two years by all UN Member States  with thousands of public interest organizations providing their commitment and expertise have been copyrighted. And by whom? The UN you would think? But no. They have been re-branded as Global Goals (GGs) and the copyrighted by Project Everyone, a private company incorporated and registered in London.

This is a scenario study designed under the SID program called Tanzania Speaks. It probed what Tanzania as nation will be like twenty years from today. 'Ijue Tanzania Mwaka 2035' is a Kiswahili for 'Know Tanzania in 2035' which was prepared as newspapers inserts and circulated twice to reach exactly 100,000 readers across the country.

The Buenos Aires Chapter (SIDbaires) presented new authorities in a meeting in which its members reaffirmed their commitment to continue to work in the construction of inclusive and democratic development.

Fernando Grasso, chief economist with the ADIMRA metal industry chamber, has been elected as the new president of the Buenos Aires Chapter of SID (SIDbaires). The new leadership was presented during a meeting attended by over 40 members of the chapter on July 16.

Statement of the members and friends of the Global Network for the Right to Food and Nutrition

Annual meeting, Kathmandu, 20 to 22 July, 2015

By Aldo Caliari | On July 16th, governments adopted the Outcome of the Third Conference on Financing for Development, held in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), called the “Action Ababa Action Agenda” (AAAA or the “Outcome”). In a collective and sharp statement in response, civil society said that the conference “lost the opportunity to tackle the structural injustices in the current global economic system and ensure that development finance is people-centered and protects the environment.”

by Angela Zarro, SID | The FfD3 concluded in Addis Ababa with the signing of an agreement that - as expected -  raised a cacophony of groans of delusion and disappointment from civil society organizations, development experts, practitioners, and advocacy groups. The outcome document failed to recognize and respond to the mulitple challenges that the world is presently facing.