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Welcome to the IDPP

We academically prepare transformative disability policy leaders and serve as a collaborate "think tank" on disability policy for the ASEAN region through an unparalleled network of 19 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 disabiity policy, offered by American University's School of International Service.

IDPP Fellowship Application Opens to Pursue MPP at UM INPUMA

IDPP Cohort II students (group photo)The IDPP is now accepting applications for IDPP Fellowships to pursue a Master of Public Policy (MPP) degree with a focus on disability policy at the University of Malaya – International Institute for Public Policy and Management (INPUMA). The MPP program will begin on 1 September 2014 with an IDPP two-week residency for incoming students in August 2014. Students will live on the University of Malaya campus in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and take face-to-face classes with INPUMA and IDPP faculty from across ASEAN and around the world.

The IDPP expects to offer up to fifteen fellowships funded by The Nippon Foundation (TNF) with preference given to persons from the ASEAN region who are blind or visually impaired; deaf or hard of hearing; and mobility impaired. IDPP Fellowship applications will be accepted through 20 May 2014.

IDPP Regional Staff Contributes to PWD Disaster Needs Assessment

Ms. Della Leonor poses with other volunteers during needs assessment (photo)IDPP Regional Support Staff Ms. Della Leonor recently participated in a city-wide post-disaster relief needs assessment survey for persons with disabilities in Roxas City, Philippines. Organized by the National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA), the assessment focused on identifying the immediate social, health, and housing support services needs for persons with disabilities in the wake of Typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan. Ms. Leonor joined a team of volunteers in conducting personal interviews with more than 60 local persons with disabilities to gather primary data for a report that provided policy and implementation recommendations for government officials in the Philipines.

IDPP Embarks on 7th Networking & Partnership Mission Across ASEAN

IDPP mission delegation with University of Malaya faculty (photo)An IDPP delegation embarked on its 7th Networking and Partnership Mission across Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei and Myanmar from 4-20 February 2014. The missions are designed to deepen current partnerships and forge new partnerships with universities, outreach organizations, and NGOs/DPOs across ASEAN. Led by Dr. Derrick Cogburn, the delegation includes Director of Technology Mr. Clyde White, Jr.; Assistant Director of Communication Ms. Maya Aguilar; Program Coordinator Ms. Kerry Honeycutt Royce; Regional Support Staff Ms. Della Leonor; Evaluation Committee Chair Dr. Jennifer Ellis; and Senior Faculty Associate Dr. Charmaine Misalucha, as well as participation from Mr. Shuichi Ohno and Mr. Minoru Yoshida of The Nippon Foundation, for various portions of the mission.