A grants and awards program supporting creative Internet solutions to development needs in the Asia Pacific to achieve positive social and economic development.

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Get to know ISIF Asia

The Information Society Innovation Fund (ISIF Asia) is a grants and awards program empowering communities in the Asia pacific region to research, design and implement Internet-based solutions for their own needs, placing particular emphasis on the positive role the Internet has in social and economic development in the region. ISIF Asia offers support through competitive grants and awards processes as well as offering support for a range of capacity building opportunities for selected recipients. Since 2008, ISIF Asia has supported 69 grants and 28 awards allocating USD3.4 million to 97 innovative initiatives across 24 economies that focus on innovative access solutions, connectivity, education, health, localization, language preservation, freedom of expression, open data, disabilities, and more.


The ISIF Asia Grants provide funding to support research and deployment of projects that contribute to Internet development in the Asia Pacific region. Read More…


The ISIF Asia Awards seek to acknowledge the important contributions innovators have made with creative Internet-based solutions to the social and economic development of the Asia Pacific region. Read More…

Capacity Building

ISIF Asia has offered support to former and current funding recipients to identify capacity building opportunities such as training/mentoring programs to help them grow.
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