ISIF Asia

The Information Society Innovation Fund (ISIF Asia) is a grants and awards program empowering communities in the Asia Pacific region to research, design and implement Internet-based solutions for their own needs, placing particular emphasis on the positive role the Internet has in social and economic development in the region.

ISIF Asia offers support through competitive grants and awards processes as well as offering support for a range of capacity-building opportunities for selected recipients.

Since 2008, ISIF Asia has supported 56 grants and 25 awards allocating over AUD 3 million to 81 innovative initiatives across 22 economies that focus on innovative access solutions, connectivity, education, health, localization, language preservation, freedom of expression, open data, disabilities, and more.

For detailed information about the ISIF Asia program, please visit the website.

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ISIF Asia news

Latest news about the ISIF Asia.

Computer Emergency Response Team (cert.to) Established in Tonga

By Marilyn Zhang - ISIF Asia secretariat on Wed, 13 Dec 2017

As the first national CERT in the Pacific Islands, certTonga was established in July 2016, in order to provide “A safe and secure digital environment for the Kingdom of Tonga and its citizens”. The team aimed at conducting incident handling, performing vulnerability handling, and providing security consultation and advice at Tonga and greater Pacific. The …



ISIF Asia Award and Grant winners 2017

By Sylvia Cadena - ISIF Asia secretariat on Tue, 12 Dec 2017

Innovative improvements to flood mapping, health services, IoT security, traffic management and satellite connectivity were the ISIF Asia 2017 winners. The funding recipients receive AUD 160,000 to support research and development of Internet technologies for the benefit of the Asia Pacific. The five winners were: An app to crowdsource flood maps for disaster management. A platform to …



Rafi can now read on his own

By Vashkar Bhattacharjee on Fri, 01 Dec 2017

Saifuddin Rafi, one of the four million visually impaired people in Bangladesh, is studying in class XI at Patiya Government College in Chittagong. His study started in a specialized school (Government Muradpur School for the Blind) in Chittagong. But, after completing primary level, he got admitted into ‘Union Krishi School and College’ in Patiya nearby …