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Khushi Baby: babies health data collection for improved decision making


The ISIF Asia 2016 Technical Innovation Scale-up Grant supported Khushi Baby, which offers a revolutionary patient-centric platform in India, designed to streamline comprehensive data collection and improve decision-making on the front lines of care. The data collection methods in Indian rural areas are outdated, cumbersome, and lack patient specificity. Without reliable health records, clinical decision making … Continue reading Khushi Baby: babies health data collection for improved decision making

Let’s Read! app: language preservation in Thailand


Due to the absence of mother tongue reading resources, ethnic minority children in Thailand normally are learning to read in languages which have no connection to their home and community. This situation has been decreasing children’s interests and motivation of learning in rural Thailand, especially in the S’gaw Karen community, northern and western Thailand, with … Continue reading Let’s Read! app: language preservation in Thailand

10 projects supported for ISIF Asia’s 10th anniversary!


ISIF Asia is celebrating its 10th Anniversary during 2018, and we can’t think of a better way to celebrate than keep doing what we do best: support innovative approaches that show the power of the Internet for good. USD 210,000 available in funding to support 10 projects across the Asia Pacific! The application will be … Continue reading 10 projects supported for ISIF Asia’s 10th anniversary!

UAV-Aided Resilient Communications for Post Disaster Applications


The ISIF Asia Technical Innovation grant for 2016, assisted Ateneo Innovation Center (AIC) in  The Philippines to develop a resilient communication system, using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) to aggregate data from ground zero and relay it to a central command center where it can be further processed or acted upon by decision makers. Data delivered … Continue reading UAV-Aided Resilient Communications for Post Disaster Applications

Legalese – A Web Application Transact Seed-stage Financing Without Expensive Legal Fees


Entrepreneurs always require legal advice when they are trying to secure support from investors, but most-time (specially when they are starting a business) they do not have the expertise to assess legal documents such as fundraising paperwork. Entrepreneurs in South and Southeast Asia who have found potential investors also struggle, as the online templates are … Continue reading Legalese – A Web Application Transact Seed-stage Financing Without Expensive Legal Fees

Building Realistic Simulator to Enhance Internet Satellite Links in the Pacific Islands


Remote locations such as many Pacific Islands face a significant challenge to access reliable and fast Internet connectivity. Shared narrowband Internet satellite links are a staple in many islands of the South Pacific. They often underperform due to the difficulties that the dominant Internet transport protocol TCP faces in estimating the available capacity across the … Continue reading Building Realistic Simulator to Enhance Internet Satellite Links in the Pacific Islands

Equal Access to the Information Society in Myanmar


ISIF Asia 2016 Grant recipient, Myanmar Book Aid and Preservation Foundation (MBAPF) implemented a project to provide equal access to the information society in Myanmar. The project team identified that the general population at Myanmar will benefit from increased access to digital, information literacy, and critical thinking skills. Therefore, efforts were undertaken by MBAPF to … Continue reading Equal Access to the Information Society in Myanmar

Peta Bencana at the 12th Internet Governance Forum


The 12th IGF was the first IGF for Peta Bencana and specifically for myself. I found that the topics for the sessions at the IGF were very diverse. The pre-event (Day 0) was already packed with discussions. I went to a workshop session “Working Toward Universal Access: Educate, Engage and Empower” organised by The Institute of … Continue reading Peta Bencana at the 12th Internet Governance Forum

ISIF Asia at the Internet Governance Forum 2017


The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) brings together representatives from civil society, academia, private sector, government and the technical community as equals, to discuss about public policy issues relating to the development of the Internet. It is a unique space that informs and inspires. The IGF facilitates a common understanding of how to maximize Internet opportunities and address risks and challenges … Continue reading ISIF Asia at the Internet Governance Forum 2017

Computer Emergency Response Team established in Tonga


As the first national CERT in the Pacific Islands, certTonga was established in July 2016, in order to provide “A safe and secure digital environment for the Kingdom of Tonga and its citizens”. The team aimed at conducting incident handling, performing vulnerability handling, and providing security consultation and advice at Tonga and greater Pacific. The … Continue reading Computer Emergency Response Team established in Tonga