Dünya Engelliler Vakfi

Organization's name: Dünya Engelliler Vakfi
Organization's acronym: DEV
Headquarters address  
Address: Haseki Sultan Mahallesi, Turgut Özal Millet Caddesi, Cumhuriyet Apartmanı No:41/12
Fındıkzade Fatih / Istanbul
Phone: +90212 255 70 00
Fax: +90212 255 77 00
Email: dev@devturkiye.org
Web site: https://devturkiye.org/
Organization type: Foundation
  • Turkish
  • English


Areas of expertise & Fields of activity:

Social Development:
  • Aging
  • Disabled persons
  • Indigenous issues
  • Social policy
  • Technical cooperation
Geographic scope: National
Country of activity:
  • Türkiye
Millennium Development Goals:
  • Achieve universal primary education
  • Reduce child mortality
  • Improve maternal health
  • Ensure environmental sustainability
  • Develop global partnership for development
Mission statement:
Year established (YYYY): 2010
Year of registration (YYYY): 2010
Organizational structure: Board of Trustees Board of Directors Advisory Board Supervisory Board
Number and type of members: 26 Members / Board Of Trustees
Affiliation with NGO networks: Founding Member of World Disability Union
Funding structure:
  • Membership fees or dues
  • Donations and grants from domestic sources

Additional Information

Social Development

Accreditation to: Conference of States Parties
Affiliation with other organizations: World Disability Union (WDU), Turkey Disabled Confederation (TSK), Turkey Disabled Association (TSD), Association of Spinal Cord Paralysis (OFD), Federation of Hearing-impaired (IEF), Six Points Foundation for the Blind (AKV), World Council of Aging (DÜNYAK), Federation of Mentally Handicapped (ZEF) and Bahçesehir University (BÜ).
Publications: 2010, The World Union of Handicapped organizations National Platform.
Purpose of the organization: To contribute to the educational, cultural, social, health and sportive development of people with disabilities in the world and in Turkey and to encourage the whole public to solidarity and to contribute to their solidarity and development in individual, social institutional dimensions, to assist and invest in the education, health, and social fields of people with disabilities, to raise awareness, to raise the level of education, to accelerate its development, to enlighten all segments of society on these issues by ensuring solidarity, to help them acquire professions by opening vocational courses and schools, to make all kinds of investments in the technical field to ensure their benefit, to help their education. To contribute to their education, in line with this purpose, to open and operate kindergartens, nurseries, Primary Schools, vocational and technical schools, colleges, high schools, colleges, institutes, academis and universities, to operate by participating in those already opened, to make all kinds of medical investments and research in the fields of health. To open hospitals, health centers, dispensaries, and rehabilitation centers, to participate in and operate or have operated those already opened, to establish and operate nursing homes and rest homes for the elderly and people in need of care in order to provide the treatment of disabled people by importing or developing medicine and medical technologies.
Activities relevant to the conference of States Parties to the convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Our delegates have attended (COSP15)
Confirmation of the activities of the organization at the regional, national or international level: Our foundation founded a global and inclusive organisation, the World Disability Union - WDU, centred in Istanbul and Sharjah with 300 organisations from 75 countries. We prepared the Universal Standards Guide for Disabled People. Our foundation officially registered the USTAD Universal Standards for Disability Certification as a Turkish brand We organised Employment-guaranteed Training Courses and Personal Development Courses for disabled persons. We initiated the creation of the World Report on Disability Perception. We hosted the Awareness Concert featuring Metin Şentürk and the Cinema Symphony Orchestra, a world first.
A list of members of the governing body of the organization, and their countries of nationality: Members of Board of Directors Cihan Ekşioğlu - Türkiye Nuray Yılmaz - Türkiye Ruşen Muhitdinoğlu - Türkiye Gündüz Memişoğlu - Türkiye Mustafa Herdem - Türkiye
Description of the membership of the organization, indicating the total number of members: The foundation has no common members. The board of trustees consists of 26 members who elect the board of directors.