The Boston Network for International Development (BNID) serves as a point of connection for groups and individuals in the Boston area who are concerned with issues of international development and global justice.
BNID was founded in 2004 and reestablished in 2010 by our Director, Adam Korn with the purpose of serving as a resource and point of connection for the Boston area international development community. The Boston area is uniquely positioned to address global poverty and inequality with its wealth of institutions focused on various facets of international development. Through connecting with each other locally, individuals and organizations of all types – private and nonprofit, academic and professional, informational and activist – can have a greater impact globally.
BNID connects the community of Greater Boston to the challenges of international development by creating opportunities for dialogue and action. Specifically, we aim to:
- Increase student engagement and preparation for action on international development issues.
- Facilitate the sharing of ideas among international development professionals and academics with the aim of enhancing development interventions.
- Serve as a catalyst for Boston residents to take direct action on international development issues.
At present, BNID's efforts are focused on two main areas:
- Maintaining a website, Facebook , Twitter, and LinkedIn Page to serve as a go-between for events, resources, and opportunities related to international development.
- Facilitating regular networking events so groups such as young professionals, students (both undergraduate and graduate), and academics can engage in international development issues can share ideas and discuss topics of common concern.
By connecting the community of Greater Boston to the challenges of international development we hope to serve as a catalyst for Boston students and professionals to take direct action.
The website contains:
- A calendar of Boston-area events related to International Development that is updated daily
- A directory and descriptions of more than 250 Boston-area organizations that work in the field of International Development
- Information on how to pursue a career in International Development
- An encompassing listing of the academic departments in the Boston-area, which deal with international development
In the future, we envision further activities, all intended to enhance connections and coordination between groups and individuals in the Boston area. Please feel free to email us at [email protected] if you are interested in partnering with BNID, or have ideas about how we may better serve you!