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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.

IDPP Director of Technology Presents at IIE Seminar

Clyde White, Jr. (photo)IDPP Director of Technology Mr. Clyde White, Jr. presented as part of a panel discussion on online education, distance learning and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) held by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) at the Institute of International Education (IIE)’s Washington, DC office on 28 October 2013. The event was part of the Fulbright-Nehru International Education Administrators Seminar, a two-week residency hosted by IIE that invites 10 university professionals from across India to visit the U.S. to learn and observe different aspects of the American higher education system.

IDPP Alumnus Selected as Prestigious Salzburg Seminar Fellow

Participants of Salzburg Seminar Asia (group photo)CIDP Master's program alumnus and current IDPP Regional Research Coordinator Mr. John Paul Cruz was invited to participate as a fellow in the prestigious seminar “People, Peace and Planet 2030: Shaping Inclusive and Sustainable Growth” held between 24-30 November 2013 in Kyoto and Tokyo, Japan. Hosted by the Salzburg Global Seminar and The Nippon Foundation, this weeklong event brought together a faculty of leading experts in policy, development, human rights and economics from around the world, as well as 30 aspiring leaders from across Asia for an interactive strategic discussion on the future of social and economical development in Asia.

IDPP Exec. Director Presents at World Social Science Forum 2013

Dr. Cogburn speaking (photo)IDPP/COTELCO Executive Director Dr. Derrick Cogburn presented virtually on 14 October 2013 at the World Social Science Forum 2013 in Montreal, Canada. Dr. Cogburn, who is currently in Singapore on the 6th IDPP Networking and Partnership Mission across ASEAN, participated on the panel “Knowledge and Learning in the Digital Age: In Search for a New Alphabet (and Role) for the Social Sciences and Higher Education Institutions,” where he presented his paper "Transnational Education as a Digital Reality: Accessible Global Cyberlearning in the ASEAN Region.