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.


ISIF Asia news

Latest news about the ISIF Asia.

APAN 46 Best Student Paper Award Went to ISIF Asia Alumni

By Marilyn Zhang - ISIF Asia secretariat on Wed, 13 Feb 2019

Lei Qian, team member of ISIF Asia 2017 Grant recipient – Coding Internet satellite links for better goodput under bandwidth and latency constraints, was awarded APAN 46 Best Student Paper at Auckland, New Zealand. APAN (Asia Pacific Advanced Network) meeting and research workshops provide global research and education networks with an environment to exchange research …

Drawing Synergies Between Community Networks and Community Radios – ISIF Asia Sponsored CNX 2018

By Marilyn Zhang - ISIF Asia secretariat on Wed, 06 Feb 2019

In October 2018, Internet Society (ISOC) and Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) concluded the 2nd edition of the Community Network Xchange (CNX) 2018 event in New Delhi, India. ISIF Asia honoured to be one of the sponsors, CNX 2018 events focused on ‘Synergies Between Community Networks and Community Radios in Promoting Public Wi-Fi Access in Asia …

Support ISIF Asia to win one of the WSIS Prizes 2019 on International and Regional Cooperation: Vote by 10 February!

By Sylvia Cadena - ISIF Asia secretariat on Tue, 15 Jan 2019

ISIF Asia has provided key funding, mentoring and visibility for the work that innovators and researchers across the Asia Pacific are doing to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, integrating Internet-based technologies to tackle community challenges. The program work is based on international and regional cooperation among funding partners committed to Internet for development. The program …