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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.

Dr. Cogburn Attends UN High-Level Meeting on WSIS+10 Review

Dr. Cogburn at United Nations General Assembly WSIS+10 High-Level Meeting photoIDPP Executive Director Dr. Derrick Cogburn is attending the United Nations General Assembly High-Level Meeting on the Overall Review of the Implementation of the Outcomes of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS+10) from 15-16 December 2015 at UN headquarters in New York. The meeting discusses WSIS outcomes implementation, including progress, challenges and future actions.

IDPP Speaks at UN Commemoration of International Day of PWDs

Dr. Derrick Cogburn with UN Secretary-General Mr. Ban Ki-moonDr. Derrick Cogburn, SIS associate professor and IDPP executive director, was invited by the United Nations to speak at “Inclusion Matters: Access and Empowerment for People of All Abilities” to commemorate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 3 December 2015. The day-long event was hosted at UN Headquarters in New York and focused on three subthemed panel discussions: making cities inclusive and accessible for all; improving disability data and statistics; and including persons with invisible disabilities in society and development. Dr. Cogburn spoke during “Operationalizing the 2030 agenda for sustainable development with regard to data, statistics and indicators for persons with disabilities” from 1:00pm-2:30pm ET.

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.