Development Center is an association established in 2004 in Diyarbakir, Turkey by a group of local people, expertise in sustainable development, urban and rural development, gender and development, and migration.
There are 14 members, 10 volunteers of the association, and 3 professionals are working. Nearly budget is 40000 $ .
Main sources of funding is international and national donorslike Henrich Boell Foundation, Chrest Foundation...
The association mainly focused on development projects ,poverty, also projects on forced migrate Kurdish population in Turkey. Main partners in Turkey are TESEV , Henrich Boell, Middle Est University, Dicle University, Bosphorous University, and women organisations like DIKASUM, SELIS,KADER..etc.
The main purposes of the Development Centre” are to:
fight against poverty and deprivation in rural and urban areas, strengthen women’s rights, contribute to the societal development of children, protect the environment, assist in the process of integration with the EU, and foster cooperation with national and international NGOs on development especially within the context of reducing regional issues.
To this end, the Centre primarily aims to generate and implement development differences concrete projects on development, entrepreneurship, training, research and consultation by utilizing the diverse and rich knowledge and experiences of all its members, and to ensure sustainability by promoting participation and investment in these projects.
-Forced Migration and Its Effects in Diyarbakır
-development OF young PEOPLE ON lOCAL DEVELOPMENT
-rural Development Project in Egil Area
-Karacadağ Poverty Research
-Networking project on Forced Migration