The presence of a wide and vibrant network worldwide makes SID deeply rooted in the regions where it works.
Most SID members are organised into local chapters through which they organize development initiatives and events in their constituencies (such as conferences, seminars, lecture series, round tables, advocacy campaigns, charity events) maintaining a strong link with the territory.
SID chapters work closely with public and private institutions, civil society and academic bodies, offering to their members additional spaces of encounter and exchange about development issues. Policy makers, students, development experts and professionals from different sectors have the opportunity to confront theory and practices, discuss current policies and identify alternative views about development.
By adopting such a distinctive approach that is holistic and multi-stakeholder, SID chapters are able to contribute to the national/regional development agenda with respect to the broader international context. Their activities provide the connecting link between the local and the global development debates.