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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 pioneered an accredited master’s degree in Comparative and International Disability Policy (CIDP).

IDPP Completes 6th Networking & Partnership Mission Across ASEAN

IDPP delegation meets with University of Malaya Centre for Continuing Education (photo)The IDPP embarked on a 10-day Networking & Partnership Mission from 13-25 October 2013 with visits to Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand and Brunei. Led by Dr. Derrick Cogburn, the delegation included Asst. Director of Communication Ms. Maya Aguilar and Regional Research Coordinator Mr. Pong Cruz. Coming on the heels of a successful 2013 Annual Meeting in August, the mission aimed to deepen strategic relationships and planning with partners and solidify concrete areas of collaboration. The team also participated in the 8th Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GigaNet) annual symposium on 21 October and the 8th Internet Governance Forum (IGF) Annual Meeting from 22-25 October in Bali, Indonesia.

IDPP Alumna Selected as Regional Rep. for Global TB Coalition

Ms. Eloisa Zepeda at Inaugural CIDP Convocation Ceremony (photo) SIS CIDP master's program alumna Ms. Eloisa “Louie” Zepeda has been named regional representative for the Western Pacific Region of the Global Coalition of Tuberculosis Activists (GCTA). Ms. Zepeda has been selected because of her extensive work with Tuberculosis (TB) and Meningitis patient networks in the Philippines.

In her role as regional representative, Ms. Zepeda sits on GCTA’s Global Steering Committee, a group made up of a Chair, Vice Chair and six regional representatives charged with providing strategic direction to the Coalition. Ms. Zepeda traveled to Paris, France for the GCTA Global Steering Committee’s first meeting on 26 October 2013, where the committee set priorities for the GCTA. Formed in March 2013, the GCTA is an international coalition of representatives of communities affected by TB that brings together advocates, activists and leaders from diverse backgrounds and regions to ensure that affected communities are at the center of the fight against TB.

IDPP Staff Participates in Philippines' National Forum on Disability

Della Leonor photoIDPP regional staff member Ms. Della Leonor participated in a national disability rights advocacy forum entitled “National Forum 2013: 10 Goals to Make the Right Real” held between 23-26 October 2013 in Manila, Philippines. Hosted by Alyansa ng may Kapansanan-Pinoy (AKAP-Pinoy) in partnership with the Department of Social Welfare and Development of the Philippines (DSWD) and the National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA), the Forum focused on the 10 Goals of the Incheon Strategy, which is the framework of action of the Third Asia and Pacific Decade of Persons with Disabilities (2013-2022).

Ms. Leonor joined numerous participants from Filipino government agencies, disabled peoples' organizations and civil society organizations for the three-day long event.