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.

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 …

ISIF Asia Alumni Are Getting Recognised For Their Great Work

By Marilyn Zhang - ISIF Asia secretariat on Thu, 10 Jan 2019

ISIF Asia former award and grant recipients recently won prestigious international recognition, giving the credit to their continuous dedication of time and effort to empower disadvantaged communities. Vashkar Bhattacharjee of YPSA Bangladesh, ISIF Asia 2014 Award winner, has been awarded UNESCO/Emir Al Ahmad al Jaber Prize for Digital Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities 2018 at …

VBTS at the IGF2018

By Claire Barela on Thu, 22 Nov 2018

Last week, I had the opportunity to attend the 13th Internet Governance Forum (IGF). IGF 2018 was hosted by the Government of France and was held at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris. This year’s theme is the ‘Internet of Trust”, and the topics discussed in IGF are very diverse: ranging from cybersecurity, privacy, digital inclusion, …