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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.

2014 IDPP Annual Meeting at University of Malaya

Group photo during 2014 Annual Board meetingThe IDPP was delighted to welcome nearly 80 guests from across ASEAN and around the world to its Fourth Annual Meeting (#idpp2014) from 8-22 August 2014 hosted by the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This annual gathering brought together leaders in the disability and public policy spheres and representatives from the IDPP’s network of 21 universities and outreach organizations in 9 of 10 ASEAN countries and around the world, including: IDPP Advisory Board and Executive Committee members; faculty; incoming IDPP Fellows; capacity building participants; invited guests; and staff.

IDPP Planning Mission to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

IDPP meets with University of Malaya (photo)An IDPP delegation embarked on a Planning Mission to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 30 June - 3 July 2014. The staff team, including the IDPP Senior Management Team and several regional staff, joined Executive Director Dr. Derrick Cogburn, who has already began an extended mission in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 20 June - 18 August 2014. The Planning Mission allowed for a series of key strategic planning meetings with the University of Malaya and other IDPP collaborators, as it prepares for the 2014 IDPP Annual Meeting and Fall 2014 academic semester. The mission also included an inaugural visit to the IDPP office established at UM.

IDPP Delegation Attends UN CRPD COSP-7

COSP-7 Opening Session (photo)An IDPP delegation is attending the 7th Conference of States Parties to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities from 9-12 June 2014 at United Nations Headquarters in New York City. The IDPP delegation, led by Executive Director Dr. Derrick Cogburn, includes Assistant Director of Communication Ms. Maya Aguilar; Program Coordinator Ms. Kerry Honeycutt-Royce; and Director of Technology Mr. Clyde White, Jr.