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On International Women’s Day, calling for gender empowerment and innovation initiatives to apply to ISIF Asia


ISIF Asia has supported many wonderful women leading project teams during our 10 years of operations. We have also being lucky to support projects focusing on women’s health and economic empowerment. During 2018, and thanks t the support from IDRC, we are calling those working on Gender Empowerment and Innovation to apply for the grants and/or … Continue reading On International Women’s Day, calling for gender empowerment and innovation initiatives to apply to ISIF Asia

2018 ISIF Asia Grants and Awards marks 10th anniversary of the grants program


ISIF Asia opens its 2018 call for grants and awards in the tenth year of its operation in the Asia Pacific. In total, funding of USD 210,000 will be shared among winning grants and awards for innovative uses of Internet technologies that support social and economic development in the Asia Pacific. Applications are open now … Continue reading 2018 ISIF Asia Grants and Awards marks 10th anniversary of the grants program

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 The data collection methods in Indian rural areas are outdated, cumbersome, and lack patient specificity.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 to be supported for ISIF Asia’s 10th anniversary! Apply by 30 April


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 to be supported for ISIF Asia’s 10th anniversary! Apply by 30 April

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