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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 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.

IDPP Program Associate Attends Philippines CSO Budgeting Workshop

Ms. Della Leonor poses with fellow participantsIDPP Program Associate Ms. Della Leonor attended the Regional Monitoring and Evaluation Workshop for the Grassroots Participatory Budget Projects held on 15-16 September 2014 in Casa Pilar, Boracay Island, Philippines. The goal of the workshop was twofold: to continue strengthening the working partnership between civil society organizations (CSO) and national government agencies, as well as to create a budgeting strategy to ensure the future of the Office of the Philippines President’s National Anti-Poverty Programs, which includes projects on empowering and ensuring the rights of persons with disabilities in the Philippines.

IDPP Engages in Range of Strategic Partnership Events Across Region

IDPP delegation meets with AUN in Bangkok, Thailand (photo)Dr. Derrick Cogburn has embarked on a multi-faceted Networking and Partnership Mission to Istanbul, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Bandar Seri Begawan from 1-27 September 2014. The mission comes on the heels of a successful 2014 IDPP Annual Meeting hosted from 8-22 August at University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The first stop is the 2014 Internet Governance Forum (IGF) hosted by the Government of Turkey from 2-5 September in Istanbul, Turkey, where Dr. Cogburn delivered his paper and presentation, “Uncovering the Conceptual Antecedents of the NETMundial Outcome Document: A Computational Text Analysis" during the Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GigaNet) IGF 2014 Pre-Event Symposium.