The challenges of improving Internet growth are multi faceted and interrelated, particularly in developing countries. They include technical skills and knowledge, infrastructure reliability, and an enabling business environment. Meeting and overcoming these challenges requires innovative solutions and the involvement of local actors, who are best placed to understand their needs and requirements.
This year’s ISIF Asia program has $1,700,000 million in funding available to eligible public and private sector, academia, non-profit and social enterprise projects in three Grants and Awards thematic areas:
- Internet infrastructure: Increasing Internet speed, reducing maintenance and operational costs, and improving reliability or security.
- Inclusion: Ensure everyone has meaningful access to the Internet, online applications and services.
- Knowledge: Developing technical capacity or research around Internet network operations for technical and non-technical audiences.