Updates

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.