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We prepare transformative disability policy leaders and serve as a collaborative "think tank" on disability policy for the ASEAN region through an unparalleled network of 20 leading universities and 4 outreach partners, with founding and sustained support from The Nippon Foundation. We contribute to the vision of an ASEAN region that is inclusive, barrier-free and rights-based, and pioneered the world's first virtual master's degree program in disability policy, offered by American University's School of International Service.

IDPP Presents at 10th IGF Accessibility Workshop

Internet Governance Forum 2015 logoIDPP Executive Director Dr. Derrick Cogburn is participating in the 10th Internet Governance Forum (IGF) held from 9-13 November 2015 in João Pessoa, Brazil. In addition to actively participating in the 2015 Annual Symposium of the Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GigaNet) on 9 November, Dr. Cogburn is presenting “Breaking the Barriers and Expanding Opportunities for Education: the Southeast Asia Experience” at the workshop “Empowering the Next Billion Users by Removing Barriers to Accessibility” on 13 November from 9:00-10:30am BRT.

IDPP Presents at UN DESA/DSPD Forum on Disability & Development

United Nations DESA logoIDPP Executive Director Dr. Derrick Cogburn will offer a virtual presentation on the "Role of Legislation and Standards in Promoting Accessible Urban Development with a Focus on Information and Communication Technologies" at the United Nations Forum on Disability and Development: Disability Inclusion and Accessible Urban Development hosted by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs / Division of Social Policy and Development from 28-30 October 2015 in Nairobi, Kenya. He will join fellow renowned global disability and public policy experts on his panel, including Ms. Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo, disability advisor at The World Bank; Mr. Shuaib Chalken, former UN special rapporteur on disability; and colleagues from Leonard Cheshire Disability, International Centre for Accessible Transportation, and Zero Project.

IDPP Program Associate Speaks at International Disability Workshops

Mrs. Louie Zepeda-Teng at GFAN Brussels WorkshopIDPP Program Associate Mrs. Louie Zepeda-Teng was a speaker at the Global Fund Advocates Network (GFAN) meeting hosted by and ICSS in Brussels, Belgium from 1-9 October 2015. As a speaker and participant, Mrs. Zepeda-Teng took part in a media workshop on global health and resource mobilization for GFAN. With visits to the EU commission and EU parliament to advocate for patients' rights and disability-inclusive health practices, the objective of the meeting was to enhance advocates' roles and create more effective public health and disability messaging. Highlighted topics included the eradication of three communicable diseases: tuberculosis, HIV, and malaria. Mrs. Zepeda-Teng joined other speakers and advocates from Africa, Eastern Europe, and Asia.