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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 Regional Staff Plays Key Role in Philippines' Roxas City NDPR

Ms. Della Leonor moderates dialogue at Roxas City, Philippines NPRW (photo)IDPP Regional Support Staff Ms. Della Leonor participated in the 35th annual National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Week (NDPR) from 17 – 23 July 2013 in Roxas City, Philippines. Hosted by the National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA) and chaired by the Republic of the Philippines’ Department of Justice, the nation-wide celebration aimed to stimulate public awareness on the challenges facing persons with disabilities (PWDs) and encourage Filipino citizens to play an active role in improving the economic and social conditions of PWDs in the Philippines. While events and celebrations took place across the country, Ms. Leonor participated in the events organized by local authorities in Roxas City.


IDPP Offers Disability Policy Module in LKY School Exec. Ed. Program

Dr. Derrick Cogburn lectures (photo)IDPP/COTELCO Executive Director Dr. Derrick Cogburn offered a disability policy module on Thursday, 18 July from 1:00-4:00pm Singapore time as part of the executive education program “Enhancing the Leadership Potential of Myanmar’s State Government Officials” organized by IDPP partner the Lee Kuan Yew (LKY) School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore and supported by The Nippon Foundation. The two-part executive education program offers sessions to approximately 70 public officials from provinces across Myanmar.

IDPP Delegation Rapporteurs, Offers Virtual Briefing at COSP-6

IDPP delegation rapporteurs at UNCRPD COSP-6 (photo)An IDPP delegation attended for the third year in a row the annual Conference of States Parties to the United Nations (UN) Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) at the UN in New York City from 16-19 July 2013. Three IDPP staff persons, including a current American University graduate student and two alumnae, served as official rapporteurs to the CRPD Secretariat during the conference. The IDPP also hosted a live, virtual briefing about the event from the UN on 17 July at 9:00am U.S. EST, which was open to anyone around the world.