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ISIF Asia - Pacific Islands Workshop on Grant Proposals Development ________________________________________________________________________
Hi PACNOG Community,
The Information Society Innovation Fund (ISIF Asia) will host a grant proposal writing workshop in Vanuatu on 27 and 28 June 2013. The workshop is held in partnership with the Vanuatu Internet Exchange (VIX) and Inveneo.
The goal of the workshop is to provide participants with the skills required to seek funding from potential donors with effective grant proposals. The two-day workshop covers a range of topics relevant to grant proposal writing as well as a session on how to apply for ISIF Asia grants and awards.
Building human capacity in the Pacific Islands ----------------------------------------------
ISIF Asia encourages innovative approaches to Internet infrastructure development in the Asia Pacific region, by using the small grants funding mechanism to enable localized teams to implement creative initiatives. ISIF Asia recipients are encouraged to share their knowledge and learned experiences, so others can benefit from applying innovative solutions to their unique challenges.
Another benefit for ISIF Asia project teams is the exposure to a wider group of potential partners and donors, as the success of each initiative may bring projects to a larger scale. Writing effective grant proposals is a critical skill needed by any team wishing to bring their initiative to the next level.
The Pacific Island communities have been selected to receive additional support for capacity development to improve the quality of project proposals presented to potential donors, sponsors, or investors.
This workshop will be repeated as a free webinar, broadcast from the APNIC office in Brisbane, to benefit anyone looking to enhance their grant proposal writing skills.
The attendees for this workshop were nominated by Pacific organizations that are aligned with the goals of ISIF Asia and APNIC, to enhance skills for individuals and teams in core areas where initiatives for infrastructure development are generated.
The 16 individuals chosen to participate represent a wide range of organizations in the Pacific Islands:
- Etuate Cocker, University of Auckland (New Zealand)Â - Emani Fakaotimanava-Lui, Rocket Systems (Niue) - Christine P. Francis, National Information and Communications Technology Authority (Papua New Guinea) - Ian Kalsuak, Chairman of Ecolifelyhood Development Associates (Vanuatu) - Hendrik Keitner, Island Media Ltd (Vanuatu) - Robert James Makin, Vanuatu Daily News Digest (Vanuatu) - Jackson Miake OGCIO Office (Vanuatu) - Louise Nasak, Vanuatu Telecom Regulator (Vanuatu) - Steve Noorderbroe, Telsat Broadband Limited (Vanuatu) - Cathy Nunn, Media Association Vanuatu (Vanuatu) - Anne Pakoa, Vanuatu Education Policy Advocacy Coalition (Vanuatu) - Thomas Rodgers, Telecom Fiji Ltd (Fiji) - Opetaia Simati, Department of ICT, Ministry of Communications and Transport (Tuvalu) - Matt Temar, Pacific Institute of Public Policy (Vanuatu) - Bauro Tewareka, Kiribati Computer and Internet Society Inc (Kiribati) - Ano Tisam, Cook Islands Internet Action Group (Cook Islands)
Workshop partners -----------------
This workshop was organized in partnership with the Vanuatu Internet Exchange (VIX) and Inveneo, an international not-for-profit social enterprise that operates in several developing economies around the world.
Inveneo delivers the tools of technology to developing communities who need it most, to transform lives through better education, health care, economic opportunities, and faster relief. Inveneo partners with local ICT entrepreneurs to help build sustainable projects and local capacity.
To learn more about Inveneo, please visit:
Building capacity as a member of the Seed Alliance -------------------------------------------------------
Under the Seed Alliance umbrella, ISIF Asia, FIRE, and FRIDA are all committed to support Internet development through small grants and awards in their respective regions: Asia Pacific, Africa, and Latin America and the Caribbean.
To learn more about the Seed Alliance, please visit:
To learn more about ISIF Asia, please visit:
APNIC Secretariat firstname.lastname@example.org Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC) Tel: +61 7 3858 3100 PO Box 3646 South Brisbane, QLD 4101 Australia Fax: +61 7 3858 3199 6 Cordelia Street, South Brisbane, QLD http://www.apnic.net ________________________________________________________________________