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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.

Why Accessibility Matters: Presentation at ATLA and NFAIS Roundtable

NFAIS logoIDPP Executive Director Dr. Derrick Cogburn is invited to present on “Access, Disability, Governance and Privilege: A Challenge to Professionals in the Humanities Disciplines” to the staff of the American Theological Library Association (ATLA) and participants of the National Federation of Advanced Information Services (NFAIS) Humanities Roundtable with the theme Digital Humanities and Digital Publishing: Global Opportunities and Challenges from 1-2 October 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.

IDPP Special Report at UN SDGs Summit Side Event

Dr. Derrick Cogburn presents at UN SDGs Summit Side EventIDPP was delighted to co-sponsor and present at the Side Event “Towards Full Inclusion of Disabled Persons in the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals and Global Governance Processes” on 24 September 2015 in Conference Room 11 at United Nations headquarters leading up to the UN Sustainable Development Goals Summit in New York. IDPP Executive Director Dr. Derrick Cogburn offered the Special Report: “Participation of Persons with Disabilities in the UN System and Broader Global Governance Processes” at the Side Event based on IDPP’s Accessible Global Governance study.

IDPP Fellow Joins 'Global Challenge of Youth with Disabilities' Program

IDPP Fellow Ms. Hieu Luu at International Seminar for Disability and Development in KoreaIDPP Fellow Ms. Hieu Luu was selected as one of 10 participants from the Asia Pacific region to attend and present at the International Study Program “Global Challenge of Youth with Disabilities” in July 2015 in South Korea, hosted by the Korean Society for Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities. The program's 11th year was celebrated with two special events: ‘International Seminar for Disability and Development in the Asia-Pacific Region at the Korean National Assembly’ and a ‘Conference of Youth with Disabilities,’ both at which Ms. Luu spoke on her personal story, the current situation of accessibility to public transportation in Vietnam, and recommendations for potential future development of Vietnam and South Korea.