SID Israel is the Israeli branch of the Society for International Development (SID), a global forum of individuals and organizations in the field of sustainable economic and social development. Founded in 1957, SID currently boasts over 3,000 members in 80 countries and 45 branches around the world. SID influences development related policy by virtue of its special consultative status in various international organizations, including: UNFPA, UNICEF, ILO, FAO, ECOSOC, UNEP and others. SID-Israel re-established it’s activity in 2011 and is a platform for activities, learning and networking for a wide community of development experts, academic professionals, students, NGOs and the private sector. Today, SID Israel is an umbrella organization for more than 145 members including civil society organizations, companies, government institutions and academic forums acting in the fields of international development and humanitarian aid. Our vision is to create professional and vibrant International development/aid activity, driven by an involved Israeli society of individuals, organizations and government institutions working together with communities in the developing world and disaster struck areas based on mutual respect. We aim to create a professional environment that is based on joint knowledge and experience, to build a clear road map and framework for Israeli activity in the world, raise public awareness to the field, enable cross-sectoral professional development and build a bridge between Israel and the Diaspora based on the shared value of “Tikun Olam”. We see the Israeli involvement and activity in the developing world as highly important and impactful in many ways: financially, diplomatically and above all- morally.