The 2013 ISIF Asia Awards recognized initiatives that have already been implemented, or are in the final stages of implementation that are aligned with the funding categories.
Each of the five winning project received AUD 3,000 to support the continuation of the project. The award package also included a travel grant for the project representatives to attend the Internet Governance Forum (IGF 2013) in Bali, Indonesia to showcase their project, make new professional contacts, and participate in discussions about the future of the Internet.
The award winners for 2013 are:
- Innovation on access provision
eToro: Indigenous Botanical Knowledge Management System of Penans - Malaysia
Institute of Social Informatics and Technological Innovations (ISITI-CoERI), UNIMAS and the local community of Long Lamai, Sarawak
- Innovation on learning and localization
Shikkhok.com - Bangladesh
- Code for the common good
RuaiSMS to empower grass root communities - Indonesia
Ruai Television Station
Amar Desh Amar Gram (My Country My Village) - Bangladesh
Future Solution For Business
In addition to these four winners chosen by the ISIF Selection Committee, the Community Choice Award was given to the following project, which received the highest number of votes during the ISIF Asia Awards social media campaign:
- Community Choice Award:
Design and Development of Precision Agriculture Information System, Bangladesh
Department of Computer Science & Engineering,University of Dhaka
A photo set about their activities at the IGF is available at http://flic.kr/s/aHsjLaVGb2.