About Peter Tan Training

Peter Tan Training (002255741-V) was established on 30th August 2013 and is registered with the Companies Commission of Malaysia. It is the first company dedicated to providing Disability Equality Training in the country.

Peter Tan Training collaborates with Disability People’s Organisations (DPOs) in Malaysia to provide a comprehensive training programme on disability. The organisations include National Council for the Blind, Malaysia, Malaysia Federation of Deaf and United Voice.

About Peter Tan

Profile photo of Peter TanPeter Tan is the Principal Facilitator at Peter Tan Training. He is a Trainer of Facilitators for Disability Equality Training (TOFDET) certified by the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development Malaysia, Department of Social Welfare Malaysia (DSWM), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and DET Forum.

He is the International Coordinator of DET Forum, a non-profit organisation registered in Japan with a network of over 500 DET facilitators from 38 countries across Asia Pacific, Africa and Latin America.

Since 2010, Peter has played roles as Facilitator, Senior Facilitator and Trainer of Facilitators for TOFDET programme for participants from Malaysia, Japan, Philippines, India, Nepal, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Samoa, Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste, Uzbekistan and Rwanda.

He was trained in Japan as a Resource Person for the Independent Living Programme for People with Disabilities under the International Program of the Government of Japan in Japan, and at the Asia-Pacific Development Centre on Disability in Thailand as a Managerial Personnel of Independent Living Centres and Peer Counselor for People with Disabilities, both in 2006.

To date, Peter has conducted disability-related workshops for notable organisations like United Nations ESCAP, UNICEF, ASEAN Secretariat, ASEAN University Network Disability and Public Policy Network,  Malaysia Aviation Group (Malaysia Airlines, Firefly, MasWings and AeroDarat Services), Prasarana Malaysia Berhad, Grab, DSWM, Social Security Organisation (SOCSO), and Job Coach Network Malaysia. He is often invited to speak at national and international conferences and seminars on disability, and has presented papers in Malaysia, South Korea, Japan and Thailand.

Peter has been blogging since 2003 at The Digital Awakening. He is regularly interviewed by the mass media for his views on issues related to disability. He wrote a weekly column called Breaking Barriers in The Borneo Post from 2013 to 2019.

About Disability Equality Training in Malaysia

Disability Equality Training (DET) was introduced in Malaysia as a component of the Project on Capacity Building on Social Welfare for Persons with Disabilities that was carried out in collaboration between the Department of Social Welfare Malaysia (JKM) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) from 2005 to 2008. Implementation of this programme was used to educate the public and private sectors and disabled people on the causes of disability and take proactive actions to resolve them.

Due to the success of this programme, the JKM-JICA collaboration was extended with the Project to Support Participation of Persons with Disabilities (Phase I) that ran from 2009 to 2012 and continued with Project to Support Participation of Persons with Disabilities (Phase II) from 2012 to 2015 with DET as one of its main components. These 3 projects stretching over 10 years have produced over 300 DET facilitators from 38 countries in the Asia Pacific, Africa and Latin America.

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