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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 Program Associate on Networking Mission Across ASEAN

Ms. Della Leonor poses with SEAMEO Congress participants (photo)IDPP Program Associate Ms. Della Leonor is on an IDPP Networking and Partnership Mission from 16 October - 3 November 2014 with stops in the Philippines, Thailand and Malaysia. The mission is part of the IDPP’s ongoing commitment to strengthening existing partnerships while forming new ones across the region. Ms. Leonor began her mission in Cebu City, Philippines on 16 October, where she participated in the Visayas leg of the two-day Good Governance Dialogues, a series of regional fora that brings representatives from national and local governments, civil society organizations, private sector, and academia to build capacity and promote multi-stakeholder engagement in policy making and development.

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.