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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 Staff Participates in Philippines' National Forum on Disability

Della Leonor photoIDPP regional staff member Ms. Della Leonor participated in a national disability rights advocacy forum entitled “National Forum 2013: 10 Goals to Make the Right Real” held between 23-26 October 2013 in Manila, Philippines. Hosted by Alyansa ng may Kapansanan-Pinoy (AKAP-Pinoy) in partnership with the Department of Social Welfare and Development of the Philippines (DSWD) and the National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA), the Forum focused on the 10 Goals of the Incheon Strategy, which is the framework of action of the Third Asia and Pacific Decade of Persons with Disabilities (2013-2022).

Ms. Leonor joined numerous participants from Filipino government agencies, disabled peoples' organizations and civil society organizations for the three-day long event.

IDPP Welcomes GASS / VASS Delegation Visit from Vietnam

GASS/VASS delegation visit (group photo)The IDPP hosted a meeting on 26 September 2013 with a delegation from university partner Graduate Academy of Social Sciences / Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences (GASS/VASS) in the COTELCO: The Collaboration Laboratory Center on American University's School of International Service (AU SIS) campus. The five-member delegation was led by Professor Vo Khanh Vinh, Vice President of VASS and Director General of GASS, and included several other key members of the GASS/VASS administration. The delegation met with IDPP/COTELCO Executive Director Dr. Derrick Cogburn and Assistant Director of Communication Ms. Maya Aguilar.

IDPP Regional Staff Attends Philippines' Visayas Cluster Orientation

Ms. Della Leonor photoIDPP Regional Support Staff Ms. Della Leonor attended the Visayas Cluster Regional Poverty Reduction Action Team Orientation for Bottom Up Budgeting 2015 from 16–18 September 2013 in Cebu City, Philippines. The meeting was widely attended by leaders from civil society organizations and national government agencies (NGA). The main goal of the meeting was to ensure the future of the Office of the Philippines President’s National Anti-Poverty Programs through creating an effective budgeting strategy and promoting the continued collaboration between grassroots organizations and NGAs in creating and implementing anti-poverty programs in these regions, including for persons with disabilities.