Antoni did his PhD at School of Social Sciences FASS UNSW Sydney. Antoni’s PhD dissertation focuses on exploring the potential of Disability Inclusive Budgeting for realising the rights persons with disability in Indonesia. Antoni has a unique positionality as a government official, a researcher and a disability activist with good networking with both Indonesian national and local disability activists. Antoni has considerable disability related research and work experience with a local government (Padang City Government) and local Disabled People’s Organisations in Indonesia. In 2014, Antoni was assigned by the Padang City Government to coordinate the drafting of the first Local Regulation on Disability Rights in West Sumatra province and developing the first disaggregated data on disability and employment with full and active participation of people with disability. Antoni also managed a series of International Donor funded-disability community research implemented by PPDI Kota Padang (a local DPO) in collaboration with other local NGOs and DPOs in the province.