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Welcome to the IDPP

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.

Accessible Global Governance Side Event Keynote at COSP-8

Dr. Derrick Cogburn offers keynote presentation at COSP-8 side eventThe IDPP is delighted to announce that it offered the keynote presentation and co-sponsored the high-level side event “Accessible Global Governance: The Participation of Persons with Disabilities in the UN System and Broader Global Governance Processes” on 9 June 2015 from 1:15-2:30pm US ET in Conference Room 3 as part of its multifaceted participation during one of the world’s largest international disability community gatherings – the Conference of States Parties to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (COSP-8) from 8-12 June at United Nations Headquarters in New York.

IDPP Participates in M-Enabling 2015

M-Enabling Summit 2015 logoThe IDPP is delighted to participate in the 2015 M-Enabling Summit held from 1-2 June in Crystal City, Virginia. Hosted by IDPP outreach partner the Global Initiative for Inclusive ICTs (G3ict), the Summit hosts over 500 participants from leading software developers, mobile service providers, national and international governing bodies, disability rights organizations, and education institutions. This year’s conference theme is “Mobile Innovation: Smarter Living for All” and will feature a keynote address from Mr. Gary Shapiro, President and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), as well as other presentations from leaders in accessible ICTs and disability rights.

IDPP Presents at Brawijaya U. International Relations Conference

Mr. Khy Huy visits University Brawijaya disability studies center (photo)IDPP Research Coordinator Mr. Khy Huy offered multifaceted participation at the “International Relations National Students Conference” held from 11-16 May 2015 at University of Brawijaya in Malang, Indonesia. The conference’s theme was "Promoting and Sustaining Bali Declaration's Priority Areas on People with Disabilities” and included distinguished participants from Indonesia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Ministry of Education; ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR); ASEAN Disability Forum (ADF); General Election Network for Disability Access (AGENDA); and approximately 200 international relations students from 39 participating universities.