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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's Significant Participation at 2015 ISA Annual Convention

International Studies Association logoLed by Dr. Derrick L. Cogburn, the IDPP will have a delegation of experts and researchers presenting and participating in the International Studies Association (ISA) 2015 Annual Convention held from 18-21 February in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. The team, composed of IDPP faculty, staff, researchers, and institutional partners, will engage in a number of activities throughout the conference, most notably, the Presidential Theme Panel, “The Global ‘Grand Challenge’ of Disability and Development: Comparative Implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in ASEAN” on Friday, 20 February from 1:45 PM - 3:30 PM US Central Time.

IDPP Program Associate Receives Award for Local Anti-Poverty Work

IDPP Program Associate Ms. Della Leonor poses with conference participants (photo)IDPP Program Associate Ms. Della Leonor was named Ms. Provincial Focal Person 2015 during the Awards Ceremony at the conclusion of the National Anti Poverty Commission (NAPC) Provincial Focal Person (PFP) Summing Up Conference held from 1-4 February 2015 in Casa Pilar, Boracay Island, Philippines.

According to Director Jesusa Jecy Rebete, “The goal of the conference (was) to acknowledge the people working hard to expand participation of the basic sectors at the municipal level: the change agents for accountability, transparency and good Governance.” Ms. Leonor was recognized for her numerous current and past contributions to the NAPC’s efforts to reduce poverty and promote social inclusion in her region and across the Philippines.

IDPP Participates in 3rd AGENDA Regional Dialogue

IDPP Program Associate Ms. Della Leonor poses in front of bannerIDPP Program Associate Ms. Della Leonor participated in the General Election Network for Disability Access (AGENDA)’s General Election for Disability Access South Asia Conference held from 28-29 January, 2015 in Jakarta, Indonesia. The two-day conference featured panel discussions and presentations on a wide range of topics within the field of universal election access and political participation with the aim of raising awareness and promoting full and equal participation of persons with disabilities in democratic election processes.