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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.

IDPP welcomes G3ict as Outreach Partner

Dr. Derrick Cogburn speaks with members of G3ict and others during 2013 M-Enabling SummitThe IDPP is delighted to announce that the Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), or G3ict, has joined the IDPP’S global network researching and promoting disability policies. G3ict joins two existing prominent IDPP outreach partners, the Asia-Pacific Development Center on Disability (APCD) and the International Council for Education of People with Visual Impairment (ICEVI) and 19 renowned universities across the ASEAN region and around the world.

IDPP Program Associate Invited to WHO Workshop on TB Advocacy

Ms. Louie Zepeda stands with leaders of WHO workshop photoIDPP Program Associate and alumna Ms. Eloisa “Louie” Zepeda-Teng represented the Philippines at the World Health Organization (WHO)’s Tuberculosis (TB) Advocacy Programme Design workshop co-hosted by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease held from 22-26 September in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The workshop invited representatives from seven countries heavily impacted by the disease in the Western Pacific to share best practices and build capacity in several key areas, including civil society; national TB treatment and prevention programs; country coordinating mechanisms; and local advocacy programs.

IDPP Program Associate Attends Philippines CSO Budgeting Workshop

Ms. Della Leonor poses with fellow participantsIDPP Program Associate Ms. Della Leonor attended the Regional Monitoring and Evaluation Workshop for the Grassroots Participatory Budget Projects held on 15-16 September 2014 in Casa Pilar, Boracay Island, Philippines. The goal of the workshop was twofold: to continue strengthening the working partnership between civil society organizations (CSO) and national government agencies, as well as to create a budgeting strategy to ensure the future of the Office of the Philippines President’s National Anti-Poverty Programs, which includes projects on empowering and ensuring the rights of persons with disabilities in the Philippines.