The Information Society Innovation Fund (ISIF Asia) Awards seek to acknowledge the important contributions innovators have made to their communities, by addressing social and development challenges using Internet technologies. The Awards recognize initatives from organizations that have already been implemented, or are in the final stages of implementation, and have been successful in addressing their communities' needs.
Each winner receives a cash prize of AUD 3,000 to support their work and a travel grant of AUD 4000 for a project representative to participate at the 11th Internet Governance Forum (Guadalajara, Mexico - December 2016) to participate at the awards ceremony, showcase their project, make new professional contacts, and participate in discussions about the future of the Internet.
In addition, one of the two projects will receive the Community Choice Award for the project with more votes from community. The award will provide additional AUD 1000 for the winner. We encourage the community to cast their vote by 5 December 2016 (midnight UTC).
The winners for 2016 are:
The Selection Committe was composed by Phet Sayo (IDRC), Jessica Schen (APNIC EC), Rajnesh Singh (Internet Society), Edmon Chung (Dot Asia Organization), George Michaelson (APNIC staff), and David Rowe (ROWETEL, former ISIF Asia grant recipient). We thank them for their service.