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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.

Myanmar Institute of Theology Joins IDPP Network

Group photo during 2013 IDPP Annual Meeting in Bangkok, ThailandThe IDPP is honored to welcome the Myanmar Institute of Theology (MIT) as the newest university partner institution in its growing international network of university and outreach partners. MIT is the IDPP’s first university partner in Myanmar and joins 14 other distinguished universities across the ASEAN region and the U.S. that are collaborating with the IDPP to build an inclusive, barrier-free and rights-based ASEAN region. As part of the partnership, MIT President Rev. Dr. Samuel Ngun Ling will serve on the IDPP Advisory Board and Vice President Rev. Dr. Maung Maung Yin will join the IDPP Executive Committee.

Photo Caption: Dr. Maung Maung Yin (far left) at the 2013 IDPP Annual Meeting

IDPP Hosts 2013 Annual Meeting from 9-17 Aug. at Mahidol University

2013 IDPP residency participants (group photo)The IDPP is proud to announce that its Third Annual Meeting (#idpp2013) took place from 9-17 August at Mahidol University near Bangkok, Thailand. This annual gathering of IDPP university and outreach partner institutions, prospective partners, and participants from disabled peoples’ organizations and NGOs across the ASEAN region and around the world offered a unique face-to-face opportunity for capacity building, strategic planning and networking. The Annual Meeting included an IDPP advisory board meeting on 13 August and a residency focused on capacity building for select disability rights advocates and professionals across the ASEAN region.

IDPP Director Presents at National Academy of Sciences Workshop

National Academy of Sciences LogoIDPP/COTELCO Executive Director Dr. Derrick Cogburn presented at the “Culture Matters: An Approach to International Research Agreements” workshop hosted by the National Academy of Sciences' Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable (GUIRR) between 29-31 July 2013 in Washington, DC. Dr. Cogburn’s presentation, “Understanding the Global, Regional and National Dynamics of Interdisciplinary Research: Lessons from a Multi-Year, Multi-Institutional Collaborative Cyberlearning Program,”  focused on outlining how the IDPP has operated as an international network organization.