What is DEW

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Development Wheel (DEW) is a non-profit development organization founded in 1996 by a few development professionals and researchers to promote self-help poverty alleviation initiatives of the poorest households in Bangladesh. The main focus of the organization is to work for the promotion of the Arts and Crafts sector of Bangladesh through facilitating the development of small enterprises with an aim to generate sustainable self-employment opportunities for underprivileged rural and urban people. Besides, DEW is also active in the fields of climate change, livelihood security, agricultural promotion, gender issues, essential services, sustainable livelihoods, human rights and good governance in partnership and collaboration with different international and national organizations.


DEW Vision

A society where all people will enjoy equal rights, equitable access to employment and adequate resources necessary for their livelihoods and will live in dignity.

DEW Mission

DEW is dedicated to improving livelihoods security of the poor segments of the society in Bangladesh through increasing their participation (particularly women) in small scale economic activities by creating the provision of a range of business and life skills for them.

Contact us

  • Address: 13-A/4-A (3rd Floor), Babar Road, Block-B, Mohammadpur, Dhaka-1207, Bangladesh.
  • Tel: +(880) 2 913 7196
  • Fax: +(880) 2 910 1226
  • Email: info@dewbd.org, dewsalam@gmail.com
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