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.

Report Available! Measuring and Detecting Network Interference in Southeast Asia

By Sylvia Cadena - ISIF Asia secretariat on Mon, 24 May 2021

This network measurement research aims to show current and past Internet censorship and network interference in media, political criticism, religion, gender and social media networks in South East Asian economies using network monitoring nodes around the region. Additionally a pilot gender gap social audit will be conducted for a marginalized urban community in Malaysia to …

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Report Available! Network Coding over Satellite Links: Scheduling Redundancy for Better Goodput

By Sylvia Cadena - ISIF Asia secretariat on Mon, 24 May 2021

Many Pacific islands still rely on satellite for Internet access, using narrowband links with capacities far below those of the networks at either end, carrying mostly TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) traffic. On these links, a large number of TCP senders simultaneously try to adjust their congestion windows to the perceived link capacity: Acknowledgment (ACK) packets …

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2020 ISIF Asia Grant recipients announced

By Sylvia Cadena - ISIF Asia secretariat on Wed, 16 Sep 2020

ISIF Asia has awarded USD 120,000 to four organizations to support network operations research and development for the benefit of the region. 2020 Internet Operations Research Grant Recipients Four grants of USD 30,000 each were allocated to four research and development projects focused on the availability, reliability, and security of the Internet, with a particular …

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