DAI’s Jean Gilson Re-elected to SID-Washington Leadership Post

July 15, 2015

Jean Gilson, DAI’s Senior Vice President for Strategy and Information Technology, has been re-elected as Vice President for Programs at the Society for International Development, Washington, D.C., Chapter (SID-Washington).

Gilson has served on the SID-Washington Board since 2009, including three terms as Vice President for Chapter Affairs. More recently, as Vice President for Programs, she establishes the thematic and technical direction of the organization’s events and programming in consultation with SID leadership and working groups.

SID-Washington is a forum of international development practitioners and organizations and a leading knowledge broker for ideas and best practices. Its workgroups, events, and presentations feature some of the world’s top thinkers on issues such as food security and agriculture, gender in development, and governance.

“I am excited to serve another term on SID-Washington’s executive committee,” Gilson said. “This is an important year for international development, with the potential for progress around post-2015 sustainable development goals, financing for development, and climate change objectives. SID-Washington will continue to engage with those debates on behalf of the development practitioners who make this such a stimulating professional forum.”

Gilson also serves as Vice President on the Executive Committee of the Society for International Development headquartered in Rome, the umbrella group of which SID-Washington chapter is a leading member.



DAI and IntraHealth Employees Recognized for Their Community Service

DAI is delighted to announce the winners of this year’s David H. Gunning Award for Community Service. They are Joanne Symons, who works on the Strengthening Democratic Governance and Accountability Project in Sri Lanka, and Najalynn Caraway, an administrator with DAI affiliate IntraHealth International, based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, but pursuing her community service through a nonprofit in the Philippines.

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