About us

DEWA Background and Introduction:

Development Empowerment Women Association (DEWA) is a non-governmental, not for profit organization established in 1999. The organization was initiated by a women entrepreneurs group comprising of 25 no of women of Lower Dir who were trained during ILO Programme “Training & Employment for Rural Women” on skill of bees keeping and Enterprise Development. The group started working to empower and strengthen the local women through the knowledge and skills acquired during trainings.

After successful working and support to local women for 3 years, in 2002 the group decided to increase its area of operations to other parts of district through formalizing and registering. In the above context DEWA was registered in 2002 under Social Welfare Ordinance Act 1961 in District Lower Dir. The organization started working on Women Enterprise Development and considering the needs of community extended its operations to other sectors including health, education, infrastructure, environmental protection, conservation and community awareness.

Currently DEWA is actively engaged in different projects in district Lower Dir and its surrounding.


DEWA Core Staff:


Name Designation Experience in year
Raza Khan Executive Director 12
Shahid Mehmood Program Advisor 20
Amjad Hussain Administrator 05
Nasir Ullah Jan Finance Manager 5
Sardar Ahmad M & E Officer 3
Naeed Babar Internal Auditor 07
Wajid Khan HR Officer 5
Sania Begum Field Officer 3
Alamgir Khan Office Assistant 05