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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 long-term 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.

SEAMEO Joins IDPP Partnership Network

IDPP Executive Director Dr. Derrick Cogburn poses with SEAMEO SEN Director Dr. YasminThe IDPP is pleased to welcome the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) as its fourth outreach partner and newest member of the IDPP global partnership network. SEAMEO joins outreach partners Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies (G3ict); Asia-Pacific Development Center on Disability (APCD); International Council for Education of People with Visual Impairment (ICEVI); and 19 renowned universities across ASEAN and around the world focused on building an inclusive, barrier-free and rights-based ASEAN region.

IDPP Program Associate Speaks at World Conference on Lung Health

45th Union World Lung Health conference logoIDPP Program Associate Ms. Eloisa “Louie” Zepeda-Teng travelled to Barcelona, Spain, to present at the 45th Union World Conference on Lung Health from 27 October to 1 November 2014. This year’s conference theme is “Community-driven solutions for the next generation”, reflecting the conference’s emphasis on a multi-stakeholder approach to addressing and solving issues surrounding Tuberculosis (TB) and lung health.

As a former TB patient and advocate for TB patient rights, Ms. Zepeda was invited to speak at several events and engage with fellow TB patient rights activists during the six-day conference.

IDPP Program Associate on Networking Mission Across ASEAN

Ms. Della Leonor poses with SEAMEO Congress participants (photo)IDPP Program Associate Ms. Della Leonor is on an IDPP Networking and Partnership Mission from 16 October - 3 November 2014 with stops in the Philippines, Thailand and Malaysia. The mission is part of the IDPP’s ongoing commitment to strengthening existing partnerships while forming new ones across the region. Ms. Leonor began her mission in Cebu City, Philippines on 16 October, where she participated in the Visayas leg of the two-day Good Governance Dialogues, a series of regional fora that brings representatives from national and local governments, civil society organizations, private sector, and academia to build capacity and promote multi-stakeholder engagement in policy making and development.