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Seed Alliance at IGF Mexico


The Seed Alliance members, FIRE Africa (AFRINIC), FRIDA Program (LACNIC), ISIF Asia (APNIC) will be present at the 2016 Internet Governance Forum, which will take place in Guadalajara, Mexico, on 6-9 December. During the IGF, the Seed Alliance will organize two workshops, one on cybersecurity and one on innovation and entrepreneurship, hold the Seed Alliance … Continue reading Seed Alliance at IGF Mexico

MDRU – restoring connectivity during disasters


CVISNET Foundation is the winner of the ISIF Asia 2016 Community Impact Award. They are eligible to get an additional 1000 AUD for the Community Choice Award 2016, so please vote for CVISNET Foundation and show your support, and CVISNET: Restoring Connectivity through the use of Movable and Deployable Resource ICT Unit (MDRU) Article prepared by Vannak … Continue reading MDRU – restoring connectivity during disasters

TINDAK MALAYSIA: Towards A Fairer Electoral System


Tindak Malaysia is the winner of the ISIF Asia 2016 Technical Innovation Award and the Community Choice Award 2016. TINDAK MALAYSIA: Towards A Fairer Electoral System – 1 Person, 1 Vote, 1 Value A democracy is reflected in the sovereignty of the people. They are supposed to have the power to choose their leaders under … Continue reading TINDAK MALAYSIA: Towards A Fairer Electoral System

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