ECODIT Sponsors Society for International Development-Washington’s 2019 Annual Dinner

On December 12, ECODIT staff members joined more than 700 development practitioners, consultants, academics, and federal employees in Washington, DC for the 2019 Society for International Development Washington Chapter (SID-W) Annual Dinner. ECODIT was a Silver sponsor for this event, which is one of SID-W’s largest. The event opened with a networking reception, followed by a dinner and award ceremony, which spotlighted exceptional achievements in the field of international development. The evening culminated with an after-party for young professionals in development.

This year, Paul Polman, former CEO of Unilever and Co-Founder/Chair of Imagine was presented with the award for Outstanding Leadership in International Development.  Polman has made a significant impact in the areas of corporate social responsibility, human rights, and sustainable development, and his achievements include contributing to the creation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Currently, as Co-founder/Chair of Imagine, Polman continues to address the global challenges of poverty and climate change.

“ECODIT is an institutional member of SID-W and a staunch supporter of the annual dinner,” said ECODIT President Joseph Karam. “This event is a great opportunity to meet with like-minded people, explore new business opportunities, and learn about remarkable individuals driving transformative change in the international development sector.”

ECODIT is an American firm that promotes environmentally sustainable development around the world.  For 26 years, ECODIT has worked with governments, NGOs, the private sector, and local communities in more than 50 countries. To learn more about ECODIT, visit and follow the firm’s accounts on FacebookLinkedIn, and Twitter.