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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 Participates in Historic UNESCO and UN Disability Workshops

Dr. Derrick Cogburn speaks during COSP 8 photoIDPP Executive Director Dr. Derrick Cogburn will participate in the International Expert Meeting on the Establishment of a Global Category II Centre of Excellence for Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities at UNESCO headquarters in Paris from 29-30 June at the invitation of Mr. Indrajit Banerjee, Director of Knowledge Societies Division, Communication and Information Sector at UNESCO. This opportunity is one of a series of concrete outcomes that have resulted from Dr. Cogburn’s keynote presentation on IDPP’s Accessible Global Governance study at the Eighth Conference of States Parties to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (COSP) on 9 June at the United Nations’ headquarters in New York, New York.  

IDPP Program Associate Helps Develop Philippines Action Plan

Ms. Leonor presents at PRPWD Orientation photoMs. Della Leonor participated at the Orientation of Health Care Providers Stakeholders on the Philippine Registry for Persons with Disabilities in Iloilo City, Philippines on 4-5 June 2015. The orientation invited provincial health workers, persons with disability focal persons, social workers and health focal persons to discuss national and local implementation strategies for the Philippine Registry for Persons with Disability (PRPWD), an online registration system for persons with disabilities that has become an important tool for gathering accurate statistics on disability prevalence across the country. As the representative of Capiz Province, Ms. Leonor helped develop an Action Plan for full implementation of PRPWD that she presented to participants.

Accessible Global Governance Side Event Keynote at COSP-8

Dr. Derrick Cogburn offers keynote presentation at COSP-8 side eventThe IDPP is delighted to announce that it offered the keynote presentation and co-sponsored the high-level side event “Accessible Global Governance: The Participation of Persons with Disabilities in the UN System and Broader Global Governance Processes” on 9 June 2015 from 1:15-2:30pm US ET in Conference Room 3 as part of its multifaceted participation during one of the world’s largest international disability community gatherings – the Conference of States Parties to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (COSP-8) from 8-12 June at United Nations Headquarters in New York.