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2019 Call for Grant Proposals and Award Nominations Extended until 21 June


ISIF Asia has extended the deadline for the 2019 Call for Grant Proposals and Award Nominations Extended until 21 June midnight UTC. This year ISIF Asia will allocate USD 115,000 in funding across 2 categories. Five grants and one award will be allocated to projects that have a clear development outcome aligned with the focus … Continue reading 2019 Call for Grant Proposals and Award Nominations Extended until 21 June

Community LTE in Papua project by Yanobama published Final Report


The project “Community LTE in Papua”, delivered a LTE (CoLTE) network -a lightweight, Internet only LTE core network (EPC)- designed to facilitate the deployment and operation of small-scale, community owned and operated LTE networks, with a particular eye towards expanding Internet access into rural areas with limited and unreliable backhaul. The CoLTE network comes paired … Continue reading Community LTE in Papua project by Yanobama published Final Report

APAN 46 Best Student Paper Award Went to ISIF Asia Alumni


Lei Qian, team member of ISIF Asia 2017 Grant recipient – Coding Internet satellite links for better goodput under bandwidth and latency constraints, was awarded APAN 46 Best Student Paper at Auckland, New Zealand. APAN (Asia Pacific Advanced Network) meeting and research workshops provide global research and education networks with an environment to exchange research … Continue reading APAN 46 Best Student Paper Award Went to ISIF Asia Alumni

Drawing Synergies Between Community Networks and Community Radios – ISIF Asia Sponsored CNX 2018


In October 2018, Internet Society (ISOC) and Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) concluded the 2nd edition of the Community Network Xchange (CNX) 2018 event in New Delhi, India. ISIF Asia honoured to be one of the sponsors, CNX 2018 events focused on ‘Synergies Between Community Networks and Community Radios in Promoting Public Wi-Fi Access in Asia … Continue reading Drawing Synergies Between Community Networks and Community Radios – ISIF Asia Sponsored CNX 2018

Support ISIF Asia to win one of the WSIS Prizes 2019 on International and Regional Cooperation: Vote by 10 February!


ISIF Asia has provided key funding, mentoring and visibility for the work that innovators and researchers across the Asia Pacific are doing to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, integrating Internet-based technologies to tackle community challenges. The program work is based on international and regional cooperation among funding partners committed to Internet for development. The program … Continue reading Support ISIF Asia to win one of the WSIS Prizes 2019 on International and Regional Cooperation: Vote by 10 February!

ISIF Asia Alumni Are Getting Recognised For Their Great Work


ISIF Asia former award and grant recipients recently won prestigious international recognition, giving the credit to their continuous dedication of time and effort to empower disadvantaged communities. Vashkar Bhattacharjee of YPSA Bangladesh, ISIF Asia 2014 Award winner, has been awarded UNESCO/Emir Al Ahmad al Jaber Prize for Digital Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities 2018 at … Continue reading ISIF Asia Alumni Are Getting Recognised For Their Great Work

VBTS at the IGF2018


Last week, I had the opportunity to attend the 13th Internet Governance Forum (IGF). IGF 2018 was hosted by the Government of France and was held at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris. This year’s theme is the ‘Internet of Trust”, and the topics discussed in IGF are very diverse: ranging from cybersecurity, privacy, digital inclusion, … Continue reading VBTS at the IGF2018

Tech Age Girls Myanmar at 13th Internet Governance Forum


This is my first visit to IGF and I was excited looking at the diverse agenda of IGF even before arriving to Paris. I have attended several workshops and panels which are relevant to our works in Myanmar. I attended “Connecting and Enabling the Next Billion (s)” which is under the theme of digital inclusion … Continue reading Tech Age Girls Myanmar at 13th Internet Governance Forum

Congratulations to the ISIF Asia Grants and Awards winners for 2018


This year ISIF Asia will award USD 210,000 to 10 organizations in the Asia Pacific to support research and development of Internet technologies for the benefit of the region. This year’s funding round marks our 10th anniversary of operation in the Asia Pacific. We received 236 applications in total for the four funding categories that … Continue reading Congratulations to the ISIF Asia Grants and Awards winners for 2018

WSIS Champions 2018: ISIF Asia recognized on its 10th anniversary


  The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum 2018 represents the world’s largest annual gathering of the ‘ICT for development’ community. The annual WSIS Forum is a global multi-stakeholder platform facilitating the implementation of the WSIS Action Lines for advancing sustainable development. The Forum provides an opportunity for information exchange, knowledge creation and … Continue reading WSIS Champions 2018: ISIF Asia recognized on its 10th anniversary