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
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
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!
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
For the past two decades, the rise of ICTs has generated new forms of violence. Such violence happens online or via mobile phones, and women are the first victims. According to UN Women, nearly 75 percent of female Internet users worldwide have been exposed to online threats and harassment. The Philippines are no exception. Electronic … Continue reading Combating Electronic Violence Against Women in the Philippines
In December 2008, the Government of Bangladesh introduced the vision ‘Digital Bangladesh by 2021’ to leverage the Internet to improve the delivery of its services, particularly among the poor people. A quiet revolution in digitizing its health sector is already under way to strengthen the Health Information System (HIS), which enables real-time monitoring of population … Continue reading How Can Digital Innovations Improve the Economy of Bangladesh?
Voters worldwide seldom interact with their chosen leaders- except around 5-yearly elections. However, the advent of advanced Information and Community Technologies (ICT) might shrink this interval considerably. They may even turn back the clock towards the seminal Athenian model of democratic decision-making: directly by the people rather than their representatives. With some political discretion, today’s … Continue reading Fixing Government Data Duplication at DataKind Bangalore
The challenge of providing adequate Internet service in countries with vast populations that are spread out over large geographical areas is a difficult one. Rich and poor countries alike are dealing with this difficult problem. The task of providing access to the Internet infrastructure is compounded in developing countries. Not only do these countries face … Continue reading Google is Bringing Project Loon to Indonesia
The Wireless Innovation Project from the Vodafone Americas Foundation is designed as a competition to promote innovation and increase implementation of wireless related technology for a better world. Total awards up to $600,000 will be available to support projects of exceptional promise that meet our eligibility criteria. Types of Projects The Vodafone Wireless Innovation Project … Continue reading Apply Now for Wireless Innovation Project Awards
2015 has been a busy year of the ISIF Asia program with awards, grants and capacity building activities been supported around the Asia Pacific region. Here is a summary of what we have done in 2015. ISIF Asia Awards 2015 The Information Society Innovation Fund (ISIF Asia) Awards seek to acknowledge the important contributions ICT innovators … Continue reading 2015: a year in review