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Information Society Innovation Fund (ISIF) Showcase

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Information Society Innovation Fund (ISIF) Showcase

  1. 1. Information Society Innovation Fund for Asia Pacific
  2. 2. Sunny Chendi bdNOG 1, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  3. 3. About ISIF Asia Grants • Competitive selection process • Up to AUD $30,000 / 3-12 months • Aligned with funding categories • Reporting required • Access to additional capacity building funds • Supporting regional collaboration • Scale-up / replication of successful projects Awards • Competitive selection process • Online voting • Cash prize AUD $ 3,000 + IGF travel + 1 year networking support • Aligned with funding categories • No reporting required • Higher media exposure • Access to additional capacity building funds ISIF Asia is a small grants and awards program aimed at stimulating creative solutions to ICT development needs in the Asia Pacific region, placing particular emphasis on the role of the Internet in social and economic development in the region.
  4. 4. Why APNIC supports ISIF Asia? • ISIF Asia operates through a strategic partnership between the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida), and APNIC with sponsorship from the Internet Society and the Dot Asia Organization. • APNIC manages the ISIF Asia secretariat on behalf of all the partners and sponsors through ethical, transparent and accountable processes and procedures. • APNIC invest in the ISIF Asia fund to: – To give back to the Internet community by investing in ICT research & development. – To support research that can help Internet growth in our region. – To facilitate networking and information building throughout the Internet community.
  5. 5. ISIF Asia at a glance: 2009/2014 • 714 submissions from 22 AP economies. • Around 1.8 million AUD has been allocated to 54 projects from 21 AP economies, showcasing innovation, cooperation, and technical knowledge. – 40 grants around 1,5 million AUD. Final reports published under Creative Commons License. – 14 awards around 300k AUD. Awards funds plus travel grants to the IGF. – Economies supported: Australia, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Micronesia, Myanmar, Nepal, Niue, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, Cook Islands, Timor Leste, Kiribati, New Zealand, Tuvalu
  6. 6. ISIF Asia in Bangladesh • 2012 Rights Award / Climate Radio - Climate Voice. Machizo Multimedia Communication www.machizo.com • 2013 Innovation on learning and localization Award / Shikkhok platform. www.shikkhok.com • 2013 Rights Awards / Amar Desh Amar Gram. Future Solution For Business www.amardesheshop.com • 2013 Community Choice Award / Design and Development of Precision Agriculture Information System. Department of Computer Science & Engineering, University of Dhaka. gnr.cse.univdhaka.edu • 2013 Grant Recipient / Driver Distraction Management Using Sensor Data Cloud, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Dhaka. gnr.cse.univdhaka.edu
  7. 7. Do you want to know more? Visit our website for: • Awards www.isif.asia/award • Grants www.isif.asia/grant • Sponsor and partnership opportunities www.isif.asia/join_us Follow us on • https://www.facebook.com/ISIF.asia • http://gplusme.at/ISIFAsia • Twitter @ISIF_Asia • YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/TheISIFGrantsAwards
  8. 8. Questions Sylvia Cadena Community Awards and Grants Specialist sylvia@apnic.net

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