The Society for International Development (SID) is an international network of individuals and organizations, founded in 1957 to promote social justice and foster democratic participation. Through locally driven international programmes and activities, SID strengthens collective empowerment and facilitates dialogue and knowledge sharing worldwide. In addressing issues from a multisectoral perspective, the Society emphasizes systemic and long-term approaches with a central focus on social and institutional transformation. The SID network consists of 65 local chapters, 55 institutional members and 3000 individual members in 125 countries. Its programme and activities are facilitated by an International Secretariat in Rome and a Regional Office in Nairobi.