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.
WSIS action lines related to this activity: Theme 11. International and regional cooperation
Related MDGs: MDG 8. Develop a global partnership for development
Programme, , Funding partnership program for Internet development
Ongoing: 01/04/2008 - 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.