About Us

South West International Development Network (SWIDN)

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

There are at least 150-200 organisations working on international development in the South West, making the region the largest global development sector outside London. Cross-sector partnerships, including with academic and business organisations, will be vital to the successful delivery of the 17 SDGs.

SWIDN became a registered charity (England and Wales no. 1173320) with a Board of Trustees and a Network Coordinator in June 2017 thanks to a grant from the Joffe Charitable Trust, after a operating for a number of years on an informal, voluntary basis.

With the shared goal and desire to see an end to global poverty, SWIDN plays an active role in supporting charitable and voluntary organisations working to prevent or relieve poverty in any part of the world by providing them with advice, information, 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 with ending global poverty

Become a member of SWIDN to enjoy all these fantastic benefits and more - we offer affordable Individual, Consultant and Organisational membership rates and it is quick and easy to join online.

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