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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.

Republic of Singapore Ratifies UN Convention on Rights of PWDs

The United Nations General AssemblyOn 19 July 2013, the Republic of Singapore became the latest ASEAN country to ratify the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD). The announcement came during the third and last day of the Sixth Conference of States Parties to the UNCRPD. The Convention will come into effect for Singapore on 18 August 2013.

Photo Credit: The United Nations

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.