ISIF Award 2016 winners announced

By on 19 Oct 2016

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Two exceptional projects using Internet technologies to address social and development challenges have been awarded the 2016 ISIF Asia awards.

The Community Impact category was won by Philippine organization, CVISNET Foundation, and their project: ‘Restoring Connectivity: Movable and Deployable Resource ICT Unit (MDRU)’.

The Technical Innovation category was won by Malaysian organization, Tindak, and their project ‘Towards A Fairer Electoral System: 1 Person, 1 Vote, 1 Value’

ISIF Asia Award winners receive a cash prize of AUD 3,000 to support the continuation of their program, and a travel grant 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.

One of the projects will also receive an additional AUD 1000 Community Choice Award, decided by votes from community. Cast your vote by 5 December 2016 (midnight UTC).

Award winners were selected out of the 52 nominations from 11 economies including Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore and Sri Lanka. Fifteen applications were selected as Finalists and are publicly available for anyone interested to learn more about the ingenuity and practical approaches that originate from our region. We encourage you to learn more about their wonderful work!

The Selection Committee was composed of Phet Sayo (IDRC), Jessica Shen (APNIC EC), Rajnesh Singh (Internet Society), Edmon Chung (Dot Asia Organization), George Michaelson (APNIC), and David Rowe (ROWETEL, former ISIF Asia grant recipient). We thank them for their service.

To read more about ISIF Asia, and explore previous year’s Award winners, visit the website.

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