AUN Disability and Public Policy Network (AUN-DPPnet)

Quick Facts
Establishment: 2016
Focus: Provide scholarships to students with disabilities to pursue Master’s Degrees
Host: Universiti Malaya
Members: AUN30 

  • Chairman: Prof. Dr. Yvonne Lim Ai Lian
  • AUN-DPPnet Director: Prof. Dr Yahaya Ahmad

Contact: [email protected]

Established in 2016, AUN-DPPnet aims to build a cadre of disability policy leaders who will contribute to the vision of an ASEAN region that is inclusive, barrier-free and rights-based. The network is financially supported by the Nippon Foundation of Japan. AUN-DPPnet intends to train and empower this cadre of disability policy leaders to impact the policies that directly affect persons with disabilities throughout ASEAN and around the world.

AUN-DPPnet strives to be the preeminent university network to partner with ASEAN governments to foster public policies that promote persons with disabilities entering society to compete on a par with their non-disabled peers, and to prepare disabled leaders in the field of public policy.


  1. To facilitate the development and the conduct of postgraduate, internship and fellowship programs
  2. To facilitate the sharing of evidence-based practices, experiences and address accessibility and disability issues
  3. To conduct and promote continuing education and capacity building programs
  4. To encourage collaborative research and build network of experts within AUN and ASEAN countries
  5. To serve as a resource body for the policy-making to the governments and related agencies


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Dear AUN Member Universities,

Calling all Persons with Disabilities in ASEAN who has interest to pursue
postgraduate in PUBLIC POLICY OR RELATED (by coursework) to apply for
AUN-DPPnet Scholarship Program Intake 2023/2024!

With your support, we shall together help the PWDs community to achieve
the vision to build a cadre of leaders in the ASEAN region contributing for an
inclusive, barrier-free, and rights-based public policy for persons with

Should you require more information regarding the scholarship, please feel
free to contact the AUN-DPPnet at the following e-mail address
([email protected]). The application deadline is on 15 DECEMBER 2023.