The Institute on Disability and Public Policy promotes the analysis and understanding of public policies for persons with disabilities. We contribute to the vision of an ASEAN region that is inclusive, barrier-free, and rights-based, where persons with disabilities are leaders in the determination of their own destinies.We offer an accredited Master’s Degree in Comparative and International Disability Policy (CIDP).
IDPP offers the world's first virtual Master's degree in disability policy. Courses incorporate universal design principles, and are accessible to blind, deaf, and mobility impaired students.
Students have the option of completing the CIDP program as an accelerated one year or extended part-time program. Courses can be experienced in real-time or accessed on-demand.
Students and faculty can participate
from anywhere in the world with an acceptable internet connection. Our cyberinfrastructure facilitates course delivery and collaboration.
IDPP Regional Support Staff Ms. Della Leonor was elected by representatives of the Capiz Province’s basic sectors and civil society organizations (CSOs) to become the province’s Focal Person during the National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC)’s “Harnessing Basic Sector/Civil Society Collectivity and Capacities on the Ground” seminar. The seminar, which took place on November 20-24 in Iloilo City, Philippines was attended by representatives from CSOs from five regions in the Philippines, providing a forum to exchange best practices on implementation of human rights programs across the country.
U.S. President Barack Obama visits Thailand, Myanmar, and Cambodia from 17-20 November 2012. This historic visit marks the President’s first overseas trip of his second term, and the first time that a sitting U.S. President travels to Myanmar and Cambodia.
President Obama will meet with leaders of all three countries as well as attend the East Asia Summit in Cambodia. The trip symbolizes the strategic global importance of Southeast Asia and US-Southeast Asia relations.
As a virtual graduate institute focused on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region and a network composed of university and outreach partners in Southeast Asia and the U.S., the IDPP applauds the U.S. Administration’s efforts to enhance relations with countries in Southeast Asia.
IDPP regional support staff Ms. Della Leonor presented the IDPP and CIDP Master’s program at the Philippines Regional Consultation with Stakeholders and Persons with Disabilities for Regions VI-X in Cebu, Philippines from 7-9 November 2012.
The Philippines National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA) organized the workshop. The event aimed to identify issues concerning persons with disabilities (PWDs) and gather recommendations for the development of the Philippine Plan of Action for the Third Asia Pacific Decade of Persons with Disabilities 2013-2022 based on the Incheon Strategy.
An IDPP delegation visited the ASEAN region from 9-21 November 2012 for an IDPP Networking and Partnership Mission. The mission consisted of outreach meetings, an IDPP Core Team Meeting and partner meetings, and participation in prominent disability-related events in Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand.
Photo: IDPP Executive Director Dr. Derrick Cogburn (third from left); IDPP Executive Committee and CIDP faculty member Dr. Sharifah Alhabshi (far left); and University of Malaya-INPUMA administrators, faculty, and staff.