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 2015 Asia Foundation Development Fellow 

  

 

Muhammad Joni Yulianto is a disability advocate and has advocated for the rights of persons with disabilities at the local and national levels in Indonesia since 2003. His knowledge of disability issues aided in his establishment of the Institute for Inclusion and Advocacy of Persons with Disabilities (SIGAB), an advocacy organization of persons with disabilities. SIGAB has become a leading organization in justice advocacy for disabled people, and established the first online platform providing disability and legal information. Muhammad received a master’s degree in Public Administration from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore, a master’s degree in Disability Studies from the University of Leeds, and a bachelor’s degree in Special Education from Yogyakarta State University. His expertise includes disability policy analysis, disability advocacy, training facilitation, and organizational management.