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IoT solutions to help reduce human-elephant conflict in Sri Lanka


The APNIC blog published yesterday an article written by Asanka Sayakkara, Assistant Lecturer at University of Colombo School of Computing (UCSC), about Internet of Things (IoT) solutions to deal with the problems that emerge from the interaction between humans-elephants. From ISIF Asia, is really great to see how one of the organizations that received one … Continue reading IoT solutions to help reduce human-elephant conflict in Sri Lanka

Voiceless faces and missed Cases – Operation ASHA bridges TB and technology


The road to recovery for a Tuberculosis (TB) patient in Cambodia can be long and arduous. For three months, 65-year old Mr. Nou Pov suffered from coughs, fatigue and night sweats, all of which are symptoms of TB, without being able to obtain an accurate diagnosis. “I became weak. I could not work, so I just … Continue reading Voiceless faces and missed Cases – Operation ASHA bridges TB and technology

Hear from Nancy, a woman entrepreneur transforming traditional art through technology


By Nancy Margried, Batik Fractal As a woman entrepreneur in technology, I have a unique perspective on running the company. I believe in nurturing  and rely on my own organization’s strength on sustaining the business. Commonly nowadays, as a startup, it is easy to be carried away on the trend where startups rely on investments … Continue reading Hear from Nancy, a woman entrepreneur transforming traditional art through technology

Why you should apply for the ISIF Asia Awards: advice from past award winner


By Robert Mitchell, APNIC With nominations for the ISIF Asia Awards 2016 now open, we thought we’d check back with some of our previous award winners to understand how the award benefitted their projects and get some advice on what to include in your nominations. Khairil Yusof is the cofounder and coordinator of the Sinar … Continue reading Why you should apply for the ISIF Asia Awards: advice from past award winner

ISIF Asia 2016 grant recipients announced!


The first CERT in the Pacific, a Peering Strategy for the Pacific, and a mobile app reader to access books in Thailand’s Karen dialects are just some of the initiatives that will receive funding. This year ISIF Asia will award its largest ever grants pool, across four categories, to support research and development of Internet … Continue reading ISIF Asia 2016 grant recipients announced!

Seed Alliance completion report 2012-2015 published


Back in 2011, APNIC and LACNIC were interested to join efforts to strengthen their regional programs for Internet development. Both ISIF Asia and FRIDA had many stories to tell and supported many projects since they were established. Although they operated in different ways, there were several areas where collaboration was possible. As they discussed the benefits … Continue reading Seed Alliance completion report 2012-2015 published

Internet in Niue: evolution of our First ISIF Asia Award Winner


Internet Niue will forever be remembered for being the first WiFi country. It’s Free WiFi initiative was a bold move especially on a small remote island in the South Pacific. Back in the late 1990s, IUSN (Internet Users Society of Niue) a charitable organisation, applied and was later delegated as manager of the Niue .nu ccTLD (Country Code Top … Continue reading Internet in Niue: evolution of our First ISIF Asia Award Winner

ISIF Asia Awards 2016: Nominations open until 15 September


At the ISIF Asia secretariat we get very excited this time of the year, when the call for nominations for our annual awards opens. It is a time where we can get to acknowledge and celebrate the many contributions that the Asia Pacific region makes to the future of the Internet. It reflects the name … Continue reading ISIF Asia Awards 2016: Nominations open until 15 September

ISIF Asia largest ever grants funding pool: Apply now!


Really excited about the 386,000 reasons we have to celebrate and support Innovation on Internet development in the Asia Pacific. Thanks to the amazing support from APNIC, the Internet Society and the Canadian International Development Research Centre, ISIF Asia is launching today four new categories, with different types of funding support for research, technical innovation, community impact … Continue reading ISIF Asia largest ever grants funding pool: Apply now!

Zaya Learning Labs: Putting ICTs in the Classroom


Neil D’Souza is an Indian engineer and a dreamer. His dream is to help the underprivileged children to receive a quality education. A Life Commitment to Education D’Souza’s passion to help the disadvantaged started during his time at Cisco. For four years, he worked there, mostly on mobile Internet and video technologies. During his free … Continue reading Zaya Learning Labs: Putting ICTs in the Classroom