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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 Capacity Building Participant Recognized for Disability Advocacy

The IDPP is proud to announce that capacity building participant Ms. Jane Derecho was honored with receiving the 2015 Outstanding Women of Iloilo City Award for her work in disability rights advocacy and special education during a ceremony on 31 March 2015 in Iloilo City, Philippines. Ms. Derecho was among 15 women to be honored by Mayor Jeb Patrick E. Mabilog during a widely attended ceremony.

IDPP Embarks on 10th Partnership Mission across ASEAN

IDPP-SEAMEO SEN Training Seminar group photoAn IDPP delegation embarked on its 10th mission to the ASEAN region from 22 March - 3 April 2015. The IDPP has planned several key visits to partners in Malaysia, the Philippines, and Japan with primary foci that include: the five-day face-to-face portion of an eight-week IDPP-SEAMEO SEN Training Seminar on Global, Regional and National Disability Policy with government officials from across ASEAN; and a three-day IDPP Accessible Cyberteaching Training (ACT) Seminar for Ateneo de Manila University faculty.

Application Opens for 2015 IDPP Fellowships

2014 IDPP Fellows group photoMarch 2015 – The Institute on Disability and Public Policy (IDPP) for the ASEAN Region is now accepting applications for IDPP Fellowships to pursue master’s degree programs in Public Policy, Global Politics, and e-Learning Technologies at IDPP partner universities across the ASEAN region: (1) A residential, face-to-face Master of Public Policy program at University of Malaya in Malaysia; (2) A virtual (with limited face-to-face residential components) Master of Arts in Political Science, Major in Global Politics program at Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines; (3) A virtual Master of Multimedia (E-Learning Technologies) program at Multimedia University in Malaysia.