THE SUSILA DHARMA INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION (SDIA) is a network of SD national organizations and associate member projects from 23 countries. They believe that by working together in an atmosphere of mutual respect we can achieve positive social and economic change that benefits our world.
Building with humanity
Their members initiate local, culturally appropriate projects in four main areas: community development, education, environment and health.
SDIA builds the capacity of their members to develop and sustain their organizations and projects. They provide training and coordinate technical, financial and human resources. They build connections with donors and provide communication and information-sharing services. SDIA promotes awareness of key issues such as gender equality, child rights, healthcare, sustainable livelihoods, and innovative and effective development practices.
SDIA builds its global presence through its affiliation with the World Subud Association and its consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and the U.N. Children’s Fund (UNICEF). SDIA is also affiliated with the UN Department of Public Information, NGO Section.
Started in 1968, SDIA now operates from Canada and supports 19 national Susila Dharma organizations and 28 associate member projects. SDIA was registered as a non-profit organization in the State of Virginia, USA in 1994 with the charitable tax number 98-0156249.