ISIF Asia – Information Society Innovation Fund for Asia

Details of the organization
APNIC
Australia
Civil society entities

Information about the project
ISIF Asia – Information Society Innovation Fund for Asia
ISIF Asia is a grants and awards program aimed at stimulating creative solutions to ICT development needs in the Asia Pacific region, towards the effective development of the Information Society throughout. Since 2008 AUD$700,000 were allocated to 28 projects in 14 economies. The successful projects showcased innovation, cooperation, technical knowledge, plus potential to create social change in their communities. Projects reflect current technical and social discussions, including relevant issues such as exploring the opportunity for developing economies to get ahead in the IPv6 challenge and deployment of wireless networks to serve isolated communities with cheaper and accessible communication services.
Regional implementation
  • Asia and Pacific
Ongoing from 01/04/2008 to 15/10/2016
The International Development Research Center - IDRC; the Swedish International Development Agency - SIDA; and APNIC are the program partners. ISIF Asia is also sponsored by the Internet Society (ISOC) and the Dot Asia Organization.

WSIS information
* International and regional cooperation
  • Develop a global partnership for development
  • Programme
  • Funding partnership program for Internet development
The project is being considered as contributing to the objectives of the ITU Connect the World initiative? No