Switch! Viet Nam holds National Event

3-10-2023: All of the Switch! National events have concluded with the completion of the Switch! Timor Leste National Event 2023. The event was held from 16 to 17 September in Liquiçá, Timor Leste. There were 31 attendees, including the National Coordinator, two organizers, a master of ceremonies and a Foundation staff member.

The day included networking, team building and discussions around cyber security and digital transformation.

Timor Leste Switch! participants, the National Coordinator and Foundation staff at the event.

Switch! Viet Nam holds National Event

21-09-2023: The Switch! Viet Nam national event 2023 was held from 7 to 10 of September as a side event with Vietnam Security Boot Camp 2023 in Da Nang city. The Switch! National event had 32 participants including the National Coordinator, 20 Switch! participants, six participants from the previous SWITCH SEA project, two speakers and three other guests. The event was an opportunity for networking, team building and professional development discussions.

The image shows the group of Switch! participants in front of the Switch! VN banner.
The Switch! Viet Nam participants and National Coordinator at the event.

ISIF Asia 2023 grantees announced

12-09-2023: The APNIC Foundation is pleased to announce the 2023 ISIF Asia grantees! The announcement was made during the APNIC Foundation session at the APNIC 56 conference in Kyoto.

The 24 grants – valued at a combined USD 2,284,109 – will fund projects in 17 economies, including Palau for the first time. The number of economies with recipients receiving an ISIF Asia grants now stands at 32 out of the 56 in the APNIC Foundation region.

Find out more including the full list of grantees.

The ISIF Asia promotional image with the logos of the Foundation and ISIF Asia and some project images.

Switch! Laos team holds National Event

6-09-2023: The Switch! Laos team held their national event in Vang Vieng on 19 to 20 August, with 30 attendees (19 Switch! participants, a National Coordinator and eight other attendees). The event included discussions on gender and inclusion as well as project updates and of course team building. Congratulations to the Laos Switch! team for all your hard work and achievements!

The Switch team hold a banner outside some mountains and forest
The Switch! Laos team holds their national event in Vang Vieng

Switch Philippines team hold National Event

5-09-2023: On 2-3 September, the Switch! Philippines team held their national event in Tagaytay City, where 33 participants gathered for team building to share their experiences. It was also an opportunity to get in touch with other Internet groups like PhNOG and the Internet Society Philippines chapter.

The Switch! Philippines team held their national event in Tagaytay City.
The Switch! Philippines team held their national event in Tagaytay City.

APrIGF 2023: Sustainability of Complementary Connectivity Initiatives

29-08-2023: It’s rare for ISIF Asia to have multiple grantees together in one spot to get a photograph and share their experiences in person! That’s exactly what happened at the Asia Pacific regional Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF 2023) when ISIF Asia grantees shared their experiences with complementary and community networks.

Pictured left to right are Matthew James (Distant Curve), Sylvia Cadena (APNIC Foundation), Lubuw Falanruw (iBoom!) Michael Ginguld (Airjaldi), Dr. Marie Lisa Dacanay (ISEA) and Reina Wulansari (Common Room).
Pictured left to right are Matthew James (Distant Curve), Sylvia Cadena (APNIC Foundation), Lubuw Falanruw (iBoom!) Michael Ginguld (Airjaldi), Dr. Marie Lisa Dacanay (ISEA) and Reina Wulansari (Common Room).

APrIGF 2023: Investing in professional development for a diverse workforce in APAC: challenges and opportunities

29-08-2023: The Foundation session at the Asia Pacific Internet Governance Forum (APrIGF 2023) focused on fostering skills development and diversity. It was an opportunity for participants in two Foundation projects to share their experiences. Omar Ansari, the project lead for the Technical Training and Mentoring for Internet Professionals in Afghanistan project moderated the discussion, which included participants in the Switch gender and diversity project, Bouala Phouannavong and Minh Châu Lưu (Evelyn), as well as Lima Madom, a participant in the Afghanistan project.

Afghanistan project lead Omar Ansari together with Switch! participants Bouala Phouannavong and Minh Châu Lưu (Evelyn).
Afghanistan project lead Omar Ansari together with Switch! participants Bouala Phouannavong and Minh Châu Lưu (Evelyn). Afghanistan project participant Lima Madom also participated online.

Switch! Cambodia holds National Event

24-08-2023: The Switch! project’s Cambodian participants recently held their National Event in Sihanoukville from 19 – 20 August. It was a great opportunity for participants to share their progress, including updates on research projects and team building activities.

Find out more about the Switch! project.

Switch! participants and the Cambodian National Coordinator (front row, left) during the 2023 National Event for Cambodia.

Join Foundation sessions on diversity and connectivity at the APrIGF 2023

23-08-2023: The Asia Pacific Regional Internet Governance Forum is coming up next week! The Foundation is involved in a two key sessions – one focused on diversity and professional development in the technical sector, and one on complementary connectivity initiatives which will be hosted by the The Institute for Social Entrepreneurship in Asia (ISEA). Find out more on the APNIC blog.

Switch! Thailand holds National Event

15-08-2023: From 5 to 6 August, Thai Switch! participants and their National Coordinator held the Thai National Event in Khao Yai, Nakorn Ratchasima Province. It was an occasion for team building, as well as sharing progress and knowledge they have gained during the project.

Find out more about the Switch! project.

Switch! participants and the Thai National Coordinator (standing, left) during the 2023 National Event for Thailand.
Switch! participants and the Thai National Coordinator (standing, left) during the 2023 National Event for Thailand.

Collaboration visit to Keio University

18-07-2023: From 3 to 6 July, APNIC Foundation and APNIC Academy visited Keio University, in Tokyo, Japan, for a series of meetings to discuss on collaboration for the future of the Asia Pacific Internet Engineer (APIE) program. Organized and Operated by SOI Asia and AI3 projects and supported by the Foundation, this program helps younger generations to build essential internet engineering skills and knowledge to improve cyberspace for the global society. Learn more about the program at the APIE website.

Back row, from left: Rika Ikeda (Keio), Che-Hoo Chen and Peter Blee (APNIC), Duncan Macintosh and Marcos Maekawa (APNIC Foundation). Front row, from left: Fathima Assilmia (Keio), Prof Keiko Okawa (SOI Asia director), Husni Achmad Thurin (AI3 director), Prof Jun Murai, Korry Luke (Keio), Noriatsu Kudo (APIE lead).

2022 Annual report now available!

19-06-2023: In 2022, the Foundation supported 52 Internet development initiatives, ranging from grants and awards, right through to large scale education and inclusion projects that covered multiple economies. These include village connectivity, Asia Pacific cybersecurity initiatives and gender diversity projects. Discover more in the pages of our recently released 2022 annual report.

Our thanks go out to our funders and trusted partners for supporting the work that we do.

The Foundation supported 52 initiatives in 2022.

See ISIF Grantee CVISNET’s work on island connectivity

14-06-2023: ISIF Asia grantee CVISNET Foundation Inc is working on improving connectivity to islands around Cebu in the Philippines, as well as connectivity in disaster situations. Discover more in this recently released video.

UNESCO hosts 55th AI3 & SOI Asia Directors Meeting in Jakarta

13-06-2023: On May 29-31, UNESCO Jakarta hosted the 55th AI3 & SOI Asia Directors Meeting in the capital of Indonesia. The meeting was held back to back with STEPAN (Science Technology Engineering & Innovation Policy Asia and the Pacific Network) 3rd Annual Meeting. In addition to regular discussions on SOI Asia & AI3’s activities, such as APIE, EBA and the CBRs (Community-based research groups), attendees joined the Joint Workshop on Open Science Infrastructure and Leveraging on Artificial Intelligence for An Effective Open Science Platform.

The team at the 55th AI3 and SOI Asia Directors Meeting in Jakarta.

ISIF Asia Grantee CVISNET Foundation in Philippine media

18-05-2023: ISIF Asia grantee CVISNET Foundation Inc is recognized in Philippine media for the hard work they’re doing to connect islands around Cebu. For more on their ISLET Connect project, see the ISIF Asia blog.

An image of CVISNET staff at work on a project in Cebu.

Thank you for taking the time to apply for 2023 ISIF Asia grants!

02-05-2023: The call for applications for the 2023 round of ISIF Asia grants has now closed. Foundation staff and the selection committees will commence reviewing the applications and successful projects will be announced in due course. The Foundation appreciates the time and effort put in by all the applicants. We look forward to learning about your projects!

New APIE ‘Understanding the Internet’ course reaches 71 economies

27-03-2023: “Understanding the Internet,” the Asia Pacific Internet Engineer Program (APIE) online course produced by the SOI Asia Project and supported by the APNIC Foundation, has reached more than 370 learners from 71 economies and regions around the world in its first month. Professor Jun Murai guides learners through the basics of the Internet and the importance of network engineering for improving Internet infrastructure. Learn more about this APIE course here.

Switch! participants share their APRICOT 2023 experiences

17-03-2023: Participants in the Switch! project shared their experiences of the APRICOT 2023 conference on the APNIC blog. They discussed their careers and which sessions they found the most useful. 

Switch! Participants, national coordinators and APNIC staff after the Foundation session at the APRICOT 2023 conference.

ISIF Asia grantee Ulrich Speidel writes about Starlink experiences

16-03-2023: ISIF Asia grantee Ulrich Speidel writes about his experiences using and testing Starlink in New Zealand. Read more on the APNIC blog.

Switch! participant Maris Miranda in Philippine media

16-03-2023: Maris Miranda writes about women’s rights in ICT.

“As a global community, we must rethink our values and how they impact everyone. We must consider the different needs of people who are themselves distinct from one another, based on a variety of qualities and factors—like gender. It’s a mindset we have to teach consistently, starting with our children.

Let’s leave patriarchal norms in the past. Women deserve their seats at the table. Involve them in discussions and decision-making. Domestic and caregiving activities must be a shared responsibility. This way, we allow everyone equal (or at least equitable) opportunities.

We need to recognize the potential of women and encourage them to explore STEM fields. Civil society efforts like the SWITCH SEA Project are a good start, but they have to be sustained, enhanced, and hopefully, expanded. In research and when addressing social issues, we should include gender-aggregated data for more comprehensive and well-rounded recommendations or solutions. And when creating spaces online, let’s not forget to make them gender-inclusive and sensitive, too.”

Read the full piece on GMA Network.

APIE online course ‘Understanding the Internet’ open to public

06-03-2023: The APIE online course “Understanding the Internet,” produced by the SOI Asia Project and supported by the APNIC Foundation, opened to the public at the end of February. Learners are guided by Professor Jun Murai through the basics of Internet infrastructure to learn how it works and operates, how it is globally governed, and understand the importance of engineering for improving Internet infrastructure. Learn more about the course.

ISIF Asia opens 2023 grant applications

02-03-2023: ISIF Asia’s 2023 grants are now open for applications! Grants are focused on network operations and Internet development in the Asia Pacific. Almost any kind of organization can apply! Find out more on the ISIF Asia site.

 The 2023 grants are now open for applications – more information is available on the ISIF Asia site.

Check out the Foundation APRICOT 2023 session on climate and inclusion

27-02-2023: The Foundation just wrapped up its first session at APRICOT2023: Fostering technical community action on climate and inclusion.

Foundation CEO Duncan Macintosh provided a summary of the Foundation, followed by Head of Programs and Partnerships Sylvia Cadena, who gave an update on Foundation projects.

We were extremely pleased to have Edmon Chung, CEO of the DotAsia Foundation to present on the ISIF Asia-supported EcoInternet Index project. And the Switch Gender and Diversity project National Coordinator for the Philippines, Mia Perez, provided a great summary of the project’s activities.

The Foundation will also be hosting a session on diversity and inclusivity in the technical sector on Wednesday 1 March – come join us at the conference in Manila or online.

Foundation activities at APRICOT / APNIC 55

24-02-2023 Check out the Foundation activities at the APRICOT2023 conference – there are discussions on the Internet and the environment, gender and diversity, and an update on our Switch! gender and diversity project. Join us in person in Manila or online! Read all about it on the APNIC blog.

Site visit to ISIF Asia grantee CVISNET

24-02-2023: Foundation staff had the chance to visit ISIF Asia grantee CVISNET Foundation Inc yesterday. As part of their ISLET Connect project, CVISNET is in the process of connecting the islands of Gilutongan, Cawhagan and Pangan-an, which are all off the coast of Cebu in the Philippines.

The project uses the Locally Accessible Cloud System (LACS) to provide connectivity to a primary school on Gilutongan. The project is also working on connectivity after disasters and experimenting with coin-operated broadband to enable economic development.

CVISNET is one of the first recipients of ISIF Asia’s Ian Peter Grants for Internet and the Environment.

Foundation Grant to help establish CERT in Solomon Islands

14-02-2023: The Solomon Islands Ministry of Communication and Aviation is establishing a Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT). The project is receiving a USD 120,000 grant from the APNIC Foundation.

The funding continues the Foundation’s support for cybersecurity development in the Pacific. The project will strengthen cybersecurity engagement in the region and provide training for cybersecurity staff locally.

Discover more about CERTs on the APNIC website.

People in the Solomon Islands participating in a workshop as part of the PacTraining project.
 Picture shows a Network Security and Packet Analysis workshop delivered by APNIC trainers in 2019 for the Information Technology Society of the Solomon Islands, as part of the Foundation-supported PacTraining project.


The APNIC Academy in 2022

13-02-2023: 2022 was a busy year for the APNIC Academy, with 141 instructor-led (live online, hybrid, and face-to-face) workshops and tutorials delivered to 3,849 people across the Asia Pacific region. Internet Routing, IPv6 and RPKI were the most frequently taught subjects, accounting for more than half of the training delivered over the year. Discover more on the APNIC blog’s latest update.

The Foundation is proud to support the Academy in providing technical education resources to the Asia Pacific Internet community.

An LKNOG event
 Picture shows a Sri Lanka Network Operator Group (LKNOG) event.

A summary of Foundation activities in 2022

18-01-2023: The APNIC Blog has a post on Foundation activities in 2022. A few highlights from the year include the launching of our technical training and mentoring project in Afghanistan, a bigger-than-ever Switch! gender diversity project, and another diverse round of ISIF Asia grantees including the first ever Ian Peter grants for Internet and the Environment.

 Foundation staff, ISIF Asia awardees, SWITCH participants and national coordinators awardees together at APNIC 54 in September 2022

Welcome session held for Technical training and mentoring support to Internet professionals in Afghanistan

19-12-2022: The Foundation project project ‘Technical training and mentoring support to Internet professionals in Afghanistan’ held its welcome session today, bringing together Internet professionals inside Afghanistan as well as Afghans based outside the economy, to introduce them to the project as well as courses available on the APNIC Academy. The Foundation looks forward to working with these enthusiastic professionals in 2023 to support them in their career goals.

 A screenshot from the welcome session

2022 ISIF Asia grantees announced

12-12-2022: The Foundation is pleased to announce the ISIF Asia grantees for 2022! The 18 grants include funding for satellite connectivity to support education projects in Samoa, the development of a Security Operations Center to support SMEs in Thailand, a disaster early warning system in Pakistan and a bug bounty programs to improve security within Sri Lankan government agencies. The Foundation has also given its  first ever Ian Peter Grants for Internet and the Environment. Discover more on the ISIF Asia blog.

 The grantees and projects of the 2022 Ian Peter Grants for Internet and the Environment.
 The grantees and projects of the 2022 Infrastructure program.
 The grantees and projects of the 2022 Inclusion program.
 The grantees and projects of the 2022 Knowledge program.


2022 Foundation Grants announced

28-11-2022: The APNIC Foundation maintains a variety of avenues for providing support to the technical community in the Asia Pacific. Foundation Grants support activities that have strong alignment with the Foundation’s mission but fall outside of our other funding mechanisms. The Foundation’s 2022 Grants include support for activities ranging from public events through to support for Internet Exchange Points and fellowships. Find out more on the Foundation project page.

 The recipients of the 2022 Foundation Grants


ISIF Asia inaugural IPv6 grant recipients announced

22-11-2022: ISIF Asia is proud to announce the recipients of its inaugural IPv6 Deployment grants! We are confident these four organizations will do great work supporting IPv6 in Asia Pacific networks. Discover more on the ISIF Asia blog.

 The inaugural recipients of the ISIF Asia IPv6 Deployment grants


Introducing Switch! to the SOI Asia & AI3 community

17-11-2022: Switch! National Coordinator for the Philippines Maria (Mia) Perez delivered a presentation about the Foundation’s Switch project, on Day 3 of the 54th AI3 & SOI Asia Joint meeting held in Manila (15-17 November 2023). The meeting was an opportunity to showcase the impacts of the Switch! project in the region. For more information on the Foundation’s gender and diversity projects, see the website.

 Switch! National Coordinator for the Philippines Maria (Mia) Perez addresses the meeting.


ARENA-PAC signs an agreement to enhance collaboration with the Philippines’ REN (PREGINET), AI3 and SOI Asia

15-11-2022: ARENA-PAC and the Philippines’ Department of Science and Technology Institute Advanced Science and Technology Institute (DOST-ASTI) inked a deal at the 54th AI3 & SOI Asia Joint Meeting (15-17 November 2022) in Manila. The agreement will enable the Philippine Research, Education and Government Information Network to ARENA-PAC’s global NREN hub in Guam. AI3 and SOI Asia projects, supported by the APNIC Foundation, are key players in the realization of this agreement and future research collaboration. For further information, check the press release on the ARENA-PAC website.

 Professor Jun Murai (ARENA-PAC) and Dr. Franz De Leon (ASTI).
Professor Jun Murai (ARENA-PAC) and Secretary Renato Solidum, Jr. (DOST).


APNIC Foundation and USAID sign partnership agreement to achieve open, stable, and secure Internet in the Philippines

18-11-2022: The APNIC Foundation has signed a partnership agreement with the USAID Better Access and Connectivity (BEACON) project, with the primary mission of supporting Internet development in the Asia Pacific, to build human and community capacity towards an open, stable, and secure internet in the Philippines.

The partnership agreement was signed by our CEO Duncan Macintosh and USAID’s BEACON project Chief of Party John Garrity on 14 November in Makati City.

The partnership will focus on providing best and current technical practices and expertise and apply appropriate technologies to support partner government agencies’ networks, while also provide technical assistance on education, infrastructure and network development, and information security to promote Internet development in the Philippines. Discover more on the Foundation Facebook page.

 USAID’s BEACON project Chief of Party John Garrity (second from left) and Foundation CEO Duncan Macintosh (second from Right) sign the agreement at a ceremony in the Philippines. Also pictured are John Avila, Senior Economic Growth Specialist at USAID (left) and APNIC Training Curriculum Manager Peter Blee.


Learn the story behind satellite connectivity research by ISIF Asia awardee

10-11-2022: An ISIF Asia award winner has detailed the background to his satellite connectivity research on the APNIC Blog. Project lead Dr Ulrich Speidel, who leads the work by the University of Auckland, wrote about his efforts to improve satellite connections on Pacific islands. Read all about it on the APNIC blog.

 University of Auckland project lead Dr Ulrich Speidel and Foundation CEO Duncan Macintosh at the awards ceremony in Singapore in September.

MoU signed between PNG, APNIC and Foundation

26-10-2022: APNIC and the Foundation are dedicated to supporting the digital transformation efforts of Pacific economies. It was great to host the Papua New Guinea telecommunications delegation at APNIC offices recently, as an MoU was signed to support cybersecurity, NOGs and gender diversity in technical roles. More information available in media reports and PNG ministry social media.

 Pictured (center) is PNG Minister for Communication and Information Technology Hon. Timothy Masiu together with Foundation CEO Duncan Macintosh (fourth from left) as well as APNIC and PNG representatives during the signing at APNIC offices.

Foundation catch up with Cybergreen team

14-10-2022: Foundation and APNIC staff met with the team at the Cybergreen Institute to discuss their work on developing a science of cyber public health. More information on those efforts, including research papers, are available on the Cybergreen site.

 Cybergreen, Foundation and APNIC staff during the zoom meeting.

APIE program wraps up first pilot course

21-09-2022: APNIC’s Paul Wilson and Che-Hoo Cheng, and course lead Prof. Jun Murai celebrated the last e-Workshop session with APIE learners on September 17. It was a 20-week journey through live sessions with guest from the IT area in parallel with the APIE Online course. Congratulations to all those who accomplished the first pilot run of this course!

 Pictured are APNIC Infrastructure and Development Director Che Hoo Cheng, APNIC Director General Paul Wilson (back), SOI Asia director Prof. Keiko Okawa and APIE Online Course 1 lead Prof. Jun Murai.
 APIE course participants during the final session of the first pilot program.

APNIC 54: That’s a wrap:

16-09-2022: This has been a very special APNIC conference for the Foundation, as it gave us a valuable chance to reconnect with our community in person after the recent pandemic years. Thank you for being a fantastic community! More pictures from the conference are available on the APNIC Blog.

APNIC 54 on Sep 13, 2022 at Grand Hyatt Singapore

Congratulations to our ISIF Asia awardees!

14-09-2022: The APNIC Foundation is pleased to award the University of Auckland and Swiss German University for their work on satellite connections and cybersecurity initiatives at an event held at Temasek Shophouse in Singapore. To find out more, visit the ISIF Asia blog.

 Pictures is APNIC Foundation head of Projects and Partnerships Sylvia Cadena, ISIF Asia awardee, Dr Ulrich Speidel from the University of Auckland, Foundation Grants Management Lead Hannah Durack, ISIF Asia awardee Dr Charles Lim from Swiss German University Indonesia and Foundation CEO Duncan Macintosh.

Watch the Foundation session at APNIC 54

13-09-2022: The APNIC Foundation session held at APNIC 54 was an opportunity to brief the community on the projects of the APNIC Foundation, recognize our ISIF Asia 2022 awardees, and give an update on the Switch! gender inclusion project operating in six economies. Watch it on Youtube below:

Position available: Gender Equality and Inclusion specialist

09-09-2022: The APNIC Foundation has a vacancy available for a Gender Equality and Inclusion specialist. Come join the team! You can find out more here.

ISIF Asia announces 2022 award winners

09-09-2022: ISIF Asia is proud to announce the winners of the ISIF Asia Awards 2022:

The Network coded tunnels for satellite links project, led by the University of Auckland (New Zealand) that lets remote island communities in the Pacific make more efficient use of the satellite Internet connections they rely on. Project leader Dr. Ulrich Speidel will accept the award.

The Honeynet Threat Sharing Platform, designed by Swiss German University (Indonesia), collects, categorizes, and distributes cybersecurity threat information from malicious traffic discovered in partner “honeypots” around the world. Project leader Dr. Charles Lim, will accept the award.

The ISIF Asia Awards were first introduced in 2011 to celebrate the outstanding organizations and individuals supporting community needs through innovative uses of Internet technologies. Awardees receive USD 5,000 and support to attend the APNIC54 conference in Singapore. 

The awards will be presented at a Foundation session at APNIC 54 on Tuesday, 13 September. Come join us in Singapore, or online via zoom!


Switch! project welcomes new participants

29-08-2022: The Switch! project has just welcomed its many new participants! Almost a hundred of the project’s 140+ participants managed to join us from all six participating economies (Cambodia, the Philippines, Laos, Thailand, Timor Leste and Viet Nam), for the welcome session.
Thanks everyone for coming along! We look forward to being part of your career journey in the coming year! More information is available on the Switch! project here.

 Almost 100 participants joined the Welcome Session held on Tuesday evening.

Foundation signs MoU with Keio University

23-08-2022: The APNIC Foundation has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Keio University to ensure the ongoing cooperation on both the School on Internet Asia (SOI Asia) and AI3 initiatives. The Foundation and Keio University work closely together on a variety of Knowledge and Infrastructure initiatives, such as the Asia Pacific Internet Engineering (APIE) program.

 APNIC Foundation CEO Duncan Macintosh signs the MoU, with Keio University Research and Education Development Project Officer Marcos Maekawa on screen.

Yoshinobu ‘Maz’ Matsuzaki briefs APIE pilot program

20-08-2022: The guest speaker at APIE‘s e-Workshop #8 was Yoshinobu ‘Maz’ Matsuzaki. Maz is well known in the field for participating in several communities as instructor and speaker on network design, operations and security. He is a key contributor to the stable operations of the Internet in Asia Pacific. Check out the site for more information about the course, which is currently a pilot program and will open to the public in 2023

 Yoshinobu ‘Maz’ Matsuzaki explains the background of Network Operator Groups.


The APNIC Foundation 2021 Annual Report is now available

08-08-2022: The APNIC Foundations’ 2021 Annual report is now available. 2021 was a big year for the Foundation, with a record number of ISIF Asia projects coming amid a global pandemic. Both the PacTraining and SWITCH SEA projects had to rapidly adapt to the new situation. Discover how the APNIC Foundation adapted to face these challenges and catch up on all of our projects.

 The cover of the 2021 Annual Report. Now available on the Foundation site.


The Mentoring Project – Afghanistan survey is underway

22-07-2022: We’re looking for members of the technical community with experience in Afghanistan to help us design our upcoming mentoring project, via a short survey. Please share it around. Thank you! The survey will close on 8 August, 2022.

 The Afghanistan mentoring survey is open until 8 August.


APIE e-Workshop session #4 features Professor Jun Murai (Keio University, Japan)

14-07-2022:  As of 14 July, 14 students have graduated from APIE Online Course #1: Understanding the Internet. Next up is Course 2: Operating the Internet, which will give them more hands-on activities.
Find out more about what they learned.

 An image from the APIE ‘Understanding the Internet’ course.

Another Retained Community Trainer joins the team

27-06-2022: The third retained Community Trainer (CT) has joined APNIC!
Since 2016, APNIC has been running a CT program for individuals interested in providing technical training to the community on a volunteer basis. With Foundation support, APNIC has expanded the CT program in scope and opportunity. It now includes retained CTs.
Ulsbold Enkhtavian from Mongolia now joins Ana Liezel Manangan from the Philippines and Minh Lay (Makito) from Cambodia as retained CTs. We are currently hiring from other economies including Pakistan, Fiji, Laos, Malaysia, Nepal, Samoa, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vanuatu. Find out more about the retained CT program or put in an application to join here.

APIE e-Workshop session #4 features Professor Jun Murai (Keio University, Japan)

25-06-2022: APIE e-Workshop session #4 “Make the Future Internet” brings Professor Jun Murai, from Keio University (Japan) and the lead educator of APIE Online Course 1. Also known as “the father of Internet in Japan,” Murai delivered a special talk about what’s coming next for the Internet and the important contribution of younger generations for the future of an Internet-based society. Learn more about the course on the APIE site.

 Jun Murai addressed APIE e-Workshop session #4 as part of the pilot program.

Discover the recent progress on the OpenLI Lawful Intercept project

17-06-2022: An ISIF Asia-supported project has made great strides in recent years in spreading awareness of the open source OpenLI software that enables network operators to conduct lawful intercepts more easily. Over the past few years, the University of Waikato team have taken it from local, to global. Learn more on the APNIC Blog.

APNIC strategic engagement director Pablo Hinojosa addresses APIE e-Workshop session #3

11-06-2022: APIE e-Workshop session #3 explored the topic “Join the Internet”. Guest speaker Pablo Hinojosa, director of strategic engagement at APNIC, shared an overview of Internet Governance and its current status in the global scenario. Check the APIE site for more information about the course, which is currently a pilot program and will be open to the public in 2023.

ISIF Asia receives 120 grant applications

07-06-2022: The ISIF Asia 2022 open call for proposals received 120 applications: an increase on last year’s applications of more than 60%. Included in this total are 25 applications to the new Ian Peter Grants for Internet and the Environment. The Inclusion program received approximately 50% of the applications, Knowledge program 30%, and Infrastructure program 20%. Applications are currently being reviewed by the selection committees. We expect to announce this year’s grantees at APNIC’s conference, APNIC 54, in September.

Switch! SEA closes expressions of interest

31-05-2022: The Switch! SEA project has closed its expressions of interest survey. To find out more about this project, hear from those who participated in the first round of the project.

ISIF Asia closes grant applications

31-05-2022: ISIF Asia’s 2022 round of Infrastructure, Inclusion and Knowledge grants are now closed. Applications for ISIF Asia’s IPv6 grants are still open. For more information, visit the ISIF Asia website.

APIE e-Workshop welcomes Vincent “Achie” Atienza (Globe Telecom, Philippines)

28-05-2022: The APIE e-Workshop session #2 “Touch the Internet” welcomed Vincent “Achie” Atienza, from Global Telecom (Philippines). Achie talked to APIE learners about his stories and experiences that contributed to connect the Philippines to the Internet. The course will be open to the public in 2023 after it finishes its pilot program. Discover more on the APIE site.

 Vincent (Achie) Atienze addressed APIE e-Workshop session #2 as part of the pilot program.

APIE program opens its online course and online workshops

14-05-2022: The APIE pilot program is open for its first group of internet engineering learners! Discover what they will be learning about on the APIE site.

Catching up with longstanding supporters in Japan

13-05-2022: Foundation CEO Duncan Macintosh recently stopped in at the offices of the Japan Network Information Centre (JPNIC) in Tokyo to catch up with some long-standing Foundation supporters.

 Pictured here (left to right) are Deputy General manager, Internet Development Department at JPNIC Tomoko Nezu, Research and Education Development Project Officer at the APNIC Foundation and SOI Asia Project Marcos Maekawa, Foundation CEO Duncan Macintosh, and the General Manager of Internet JPNIC’s Internet Development Department Akinori Maemura.

Update on Foundation projects at SOI/AI3 meeting

12-05-2022: Foundation CEO Duncan Macintosh addressed the SOI/AI3 joint meeting, giving an update on current Foundation projects. In addition, ISIF Asia grantee Ulrich Speidel also gave an update on his #satellite research in the Pacific.

Switch! SEA project open for expressions of interest

05-05-2022: The Switch! SEA project is inviting expressions of interest from women and LGBTQI+ people in Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Timor Leste, the Philippines and Viet Nam. The project offers personalized professional development support and online mentoring. Express your interest here.

APIE site goes live

31-03-2022: The Asia Pacific Internet Engineer Program (APIE) now has a live website. Run by SOI Asia and supported by the Foundation, APIE will help train the next generation of Internet professionals in Asia. Find out more on the APIE site.

Developing grassroots Wi-Fi infrastructure policy

28-03-2022: 2021 ISIF Asia Grantee the Davao Medical School Foundation (DMSF) is helping connect communities in the Philippines via Point to Point (P2P) Wi-Fi connections. Grassroots organizations get involved, and develop policy about how they will fund the infrastructure on an ongoing basis. Join the discussion on Facebook.

ISIF Asia 2022 grants open for applications

15-03-2022: ISIF Asia’s 2022 grants are now open for applications. Check the ISIF Asia website for more information. Grants cover Internet development projects in three key areas: Infrastructure, Inclusion and Knowledge. For the first time ever, the Ian Peter Grants for Internet and the Environment are being offered, which cover projects relating to the Internet and the Environment.

APNIC Foundation signs MOU with APNIC, APIX and ISOC to help develop IXPs in Asia Pacific

02-03-2022: The APNIC Foundation is partnering with other Internet organizations to help develop IXPs in the Asia Pacific, starting with a project in the Maldives. Find out more on the APNIC Blog, or follow the discussion on the APNIC Foundation’s Linkedin account.