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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 Regional Staff Attends Philippines' Visayas Cluster Orientation

Ms. Della Leonor photoIDPP Regional Support Staff Ms. Della Leonor attended the Visayas Cluster Regional Poverty Reduction Action Team Orientation for Bottom Up Budgeting 2015 from 16–18 September 2013 in Cebu City, Philippines. The meeting was widely attended by leaders from civil society organizations and national government agencies (NGA). The main goal of the meeting was to ensure the future of the Office of the Philippines President’s National Anti-Poverty Programs through creating an effective budgeting strategy and promoting the continued collaboration between grassroots organizations and NGAs in creating and implementing anti-poverty programs in these regions, including for persons with disabilities.

IDPP Attends UN GA High Level Meeting on Disability & Development

IDPP delegation at UN General Assembly HLMDD (group photo)An IDPP delegation participated in the United Nations (UN) General Assembly High Level Meeting on Disability and Development (#HLMDD) on 23 September 2013 at UN Headquarters in New York. A momentous event for the UN and the largest international gathering on disability, the theme of the meeting was “The Way Forward: A Disability Inclusive Development Agenda Towards 2015 and Beyond.” The event featured heads of state and government officials; ministers and parliamentarians; and a significant number of civil society representatives, including many within the IDPP network.

Myanmar Institute of Theology Joins IDPP Network

Group photo during 2013 IDPP Annual Meeting in Bangkok, ThailandThe IDPP is honored to welcome the Myanmar Institute of Theology (MIT) as the newest university partner institution in its growing international network of university and outreach partners. MIT is the IDPP’s first university partner in Myanmar and joins 14 other distinguished universities across the ASEAN region and the U.S. that are collaborating with the IDPP to build an inclusive, barrier-free and rights-based ASEAN region. As part of the partnership, MIT President Rev. Dr. Samuel Ngun Ling will serve on the IDPP Advisory Board and Vice President Rev. Dr. Maung Maung Yin will join the IDPP Executive Committee.

Photo Caption: Dr. Maung Maung Yin (far left) at the 2013 IDPP Annual Meeting