About Us

South West International Development Network (SWIDN)

The South West International Development Network connects NGOs, civil society, think tanks, academics, consultants and private sector organisations to work together collaboratively on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

More than 150 INGOs are based in the South West, making the region the largest global development sector outside of London. Businesses and academic partnerships are all vital to the succesful delivery of the 17 SDGs.

With the shared goal and desire to see and end to global poverty, SWIDN plays an active role supporting the charitable and voluntary organisations working to prevent or relieve poverty in any part of the world by providing them with advice, information and training and services to enable them to pursue their charitable purposes and improve the efficiency and management of their resources.

We provide;

  • High quality, sector-relevant, convenient, affordable training opportunities.
  • Networking and knowledge sharing opportunities.
  • Coordination and dissemination of information across the sector.
  • A platform for for any person or organisation to engage in ending global poverty.  


SWIDN is a registered charity in England & Wales number: 1173320